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We are just a few weeks removed from the sudden passing of legendary drummer Vinnie Paul, but it still feels like yesterday that we heard this heartbreaking news. It goes without saying that Vinnie was one of the most iconic and influential drummers in all of rock and metal. His work with bands such as Damageplan, Hellyeah, and of course Pantera cemented him as a pillar in the world of hard rock and heavy metal. He was one of the best, pure and simple.
Since his passing, fans and fellow musicians alike have come out of the woodwork to pay tribute to Vinnie. Whether it’d be covers, photos, or even spoken words, hardly anyone has kept silent. In fact, Vinnie was just paid tribute to by Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward with a heartfelt poem that is guaranteed to make you shed a tear. Watch below and have tissues ready.