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Vinnie Paul Is Recovering

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Mike Devlin of Victoria, British Columbia's Times Colonist reports:

Vinnie Paul, legendary drummer for metal gods PANTERA and, later, DAMAGEPLAN, has resumed his position behind his drum kit and is on the road to emotional recovery following a disastrous 2004.

In December of that year, Paul's brother and longtime band mate, Dimebag Darrell, was shot and killed on stage during a Columbus, Ohio, DAMAGEPLAN concert.

It took Paul more than a year to recover from the horror of the incident.

"Things are different now, and that's the way I have to look at it, otherwise it is depressing and hard to try to live," says Paul, a native of Dallas, Tex.

"The most important thing for me to do is keep kicking ass because that's what he wants me to do."

Among his many new creative pursuits is a custom Pearl drum kit bearing his signature.

Source: Metal Hammer

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1. StabbingTheDrama writes:

Good for him! I'm glad he's getting back behind the kit! I wonder if he'll start up a new project or what?

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2. godlike writes:

\m/

# Oct 27, 2006 @ 10:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. efleming writes:

I think he might be better off joining an established band. Testament perhaps? I think their original "reunion" lineup might be temporary. Testament has already employed three out of my top four metal drummers. Paul, Dave, and Gene Gene the dancing machine. Vinny would round out the four. Killer Testament lineup, (at least in a studio): Chunk Billy, Steve DiGiorgio, Eric Peterson, James Murphy, and Vinny Paul.

# Oct 27, 2006 @ 10:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Arcane Lifeforce Mysteria writes:

what a fukkin legend hope he finds a band to show his talent on and get back to what he does best, kicking ass!!!!!!!!!!

# Oct 27, 2006 @ 11:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. inhatredofme writes:

isn't he doing that project with the guys from mudvayne and nothingface?

# Oct 27, 2006 @ 12:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. StabbingTheDrama writes:

That was said in the past but we haven't heard anything about it so probably not. but who knows.

# Oct 27, 2006 @ 12:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. metal 2 death writes:

nice i think i might have to start saving for the kit.

# Oct 27, 2006 @ 2:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. RememberMetal? writes:

Pan/Damage/Mud/Nothing proect is still on the rails from what I heard.
...Not sure if they've put time in the studio but I'm thinking it was hush hush quite a bit before it made it to press...

I wouldnt be surprised if that band drop early/mid next year.

# Oct 27, 2006 @ 5:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Thrash Banger writes:

Vinny Paul playing with Testament, that would kick ass

# Oct 27, 2006 @ 5:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. slayerdisciple writes:

that would be an intresting listen, Vinnie Paul isnt the best drummer but he is an awesome song writer

# Oct 27, 2006 @ 10:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Ty-core writes:

Big Vin you don't know me, but i met u and dime in calgary, man make up with phil and rex and f***ing start jammimg with them again, don't try to re birth pantera but do something different, u guys are awesome i love u bros! f*** YOU WE'RE FROM TEXAS!!!!! BOOT TO THE KOOL!

# Oct 28, 2006 @ 4:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. StabbingTheDrama writes:

Hey dumbass. You're not talking right to him on this f***ing site. Vinnie didn't post this message himself. lol And why are you saying f*** you we're from texas? There isn't one negative post on this page yet so shut the f*** up.

# Oct 28, 2006 @ 11:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Night_terror987 writes:

That is freakin awesome! Vinnie Paul is a great drummer, for real life moves on so its cool that he is going to get behind the kit again. Im happy for him.

# Oct 28, 2006 @ 4:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. BLACKDOG writes:

HELL YEAH !!!!!

# Oct 28, 2006 @ 4:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. efleming writes:

Hey Stabbing the Drama... If you were a fan of Pantera you would know that "F*ck you we're from Texas" was a shirt/slogan of the Pantera crew. And who knows..? This is a popular site. Vinny could be reading all these comments. So if anything, know your metal and F- off. You are not a metalhead. Your post proves it.

# Oct 29, 2006 @ 8:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. slayerdisciple writes:

efleming stfu, stabbing the drama prob. thought he said, f*** you, we're from texas, cause thats wat i thought the first time i read his post

# Oct 29, 2006 @ 9:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. StabbingTheDrama writes:

I f***ing knew that Pantera was from Texas you stupid f***! I didn't know where the hell "f*** You We're From Texas" came from. So yeah slayerdisciple is absolutely right and how the hell am I suppossed to know that the saying was a f***ing t-shirt in texas! I live in CHICAGO!!! I've never been to Texas. So you can f-ck off you stupid little b****.

# Oct 29, 2006 @ 10:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. BLACKDOG writes:

Are you guy's really arguing of a T-Shirt slogan ?!?!

A little childish don't you think?

# Oct 29, 2006 @ 11:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Machie man writes:

That stupid red neck f*** deserve to get shot at.Dimabag darrell deserve to get killed on that f***ing night.There's is nothing sweeter than a news about a f***ing beer drinking musicians geeting his head blown of by an MADMAN.I AMEN TO THAT FOLKS.HAHAHAHAHAHA................

# Oct 29, 2006 @ 11:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. efleming writes:

It's just a website buddy. Relax. Every one of your posts in this thread involves you screaming and calling people names. You should have just said, "Oh, I had no idea." I live in California, and that slogan is all over the Pantera videos, which I thought was required viewing if you enjoy metal. In all cases, BlackDog is the most correct in this thread. Although I must say, you still don't know your metal.

# Oct 30, 2006 @ 10:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. StabbingTheDrama writes:

Yep, because you know me oh so well! We hang out and talk about metal all the time don't we? Best buds. hahaha

# Oct 30, 2006 @ 11:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Terminator writes:

well, ive talked to you enough to know how much you hate opeth. :)

# Oct 30, 2006 @ 11:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. StabbingTheDrama writes:

LOL You're right Terminator! But this is the first time I've ever talked to efleming. And ya know what efleming, you're right I don't know my metal. I've never seen one of those shirts and I don't know sh** about metal. You're right. And my post proves it. hahaha. This argument is over

# Oct 31, 2006 @ 12:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Frogmonster writes:

Machie Man... why did he deserve it?

What in the hell are you talking about man... you suck.

# Oct 31, 2006 @ 2:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. efleming writes:

You are absolutley right. I don't know anything about you. One man's favorite band is another's least favorite. And living in Chicago exposes people to different music than people in California would see. And vice versa. Agreed? By the way, personally I like Opeth. Blackwater Park is an album that anyone who knows his metal should like. Haha. Just kidding.

# Oct 31, 2006 @ 11:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Alex.... writes:

Nobody wants to play where darrel died?? who cares

# Oct 31, 2006 @ 12:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. StabbingTheDrama writes:

Yeah I'll agree with that man. I don't completely hate Opeth and I own that album along with Deliverance and Ghost Reveries and I've seen them live twice. My favorite song of theres though is For Absent Minds, I like the bluesy kind of guitar work in it. So yeah.

# Oct 31, 2006 @ 2:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. bat eater writes:

good for him

# Nov 1, 2006 @ 7:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. slayerdisciple writes:

STD wat band is ur current name of?

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30. slayerdisciple writes:

if any

# Nov 1, 2006 @ 7:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. StabbingTheDrama writes:

Former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul has confirmed that his new band has been officially dubbed HELL YEAH. The lineup also features Chad Gray (MUDVAYNE) on vocals, Greg Tribbett (Mudvayne) on guitar, Tom Maxwell (NOTHINGFACE) on guitar, Jerry Montano (DANZIG, Nothingface, The Deadlights) on bass.

# Nov 2, 2006 @ 10:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. StabbingTheDrama writes:

hey slayerdisciple what do you mean? Do you mean my name on here? It's Soilwork's most recent album. I just wanted something to do with Soilwork. But if I'm wrong about what you were asking lemme know! lol

# Nov 2, 2006 @ 10:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Thrash44 writes:

hey Machie Man you're a d***. and by the way you guys are a bunch of p***ies for arguing over this, this is a page to celebrate that Vinnie is doing better, so post your gay comments somewhere else! YEAH VINNIE HELL YEAH

# Nov 3, 2006 @ 8:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Devils Hero writes:

http://www.myspace.com/hellyeah
And this is what he is doing!!!! With singer and guitarist from Mudvayne, guitarist from nothingface, and bassist from Danzig

Check this sh** out f***ing sweet!!!

# Nov 15, 2006 @ 8:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. StabbingTheDrama writes:

Uh dude...if you didn't notice there is already a thread for their new band.......DUH

# Nov 15, 2006 @ 11:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Machine MAN writes:

TO ALL OF U f***ERS THAT LIKE THAT RED NECK f***ING BEER DRINKING LOSER FROM TEXAS aka DIMEBAG DARRELL, I THINK HE'S BETTER OFF DEAD THAN ALIVE.HELL YEAH MAN.HA...HA...HA....HA...

# Nov 16, 2006 @ 8:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. ShinDig writes:

Props to you bro. Keep the Double Bass kickin' ass!! Rock on!

# Nov 20, 2006 @ 5:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. sweetness--pantera writes:

I love Pantera too bad for dime man, curse you

# Nov 24, 2006 @ 9:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. sweetness--pantera writes:

machine man: what a gay little f**ker! Dime Bag Darrel was thee best guitarist of all time
how dare you say he's better off dead! He should of lived ife to the fullest
that f**kin' dude who came up and shot him, thank god he died! Man, you are such an a$$hole

# Nov 24, 2006 @ 9:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. stricken4ever98 writes:

right on sweetness--pantera! i totally got ur back on that one. dimebag was the greatest guitar player of all time and that guy who shot him should go suck a c**k!

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