Megadeth and Avenged Sevenfold pay onstage tributes to the late Vinnie Paul

The drummer died on Friday.

Megadeth and Avenged Sevenfold have paid tribute to the late drummer Vinnie Paul.

The Pantera and Hellyeah drummer passed away in his sleep on Friday (22 June). The official cause of death hasn’t been announced, but it’s reported that it was a major heart attack.

Many musicians flocked to remember the musician online, but a number of musicians have commemorated Paul during their live onstage.


Megadeth dedicated ‘My Last Words’ to the drummer, during their set at France’s Hellfest over the weekend.

“This next song we’re gonna do for you, we played it last night for the first time in nearly 20 years,” Dave Mustaine said, introducing the song.

“We haven’t played this song for a very long time and we dedicated it to a very old friend of mine – all of ours – who passed away.

“This song is dedicated to you Vinnie. This song is called ‘My Last Words.'”

Watch below.


At the same festival, Avenged Sevenfold took the time to commemorate the musician.

The band walked on to a montage of photos of Paul set to Pantera’s song ‘Walk’.

M.Shadows later dedicated their third song of the night – ‘Hail To The King’ – to the drummer.

“Most of our friends, we were all in Belgium last night,’ Shadows told the crowd.

“We got in very late, and I woke up to the worst text message I could get which was about Vinnie Paul passing away last night. There’s not much we can do.

“We all understand that this life is brief, we all understand that our friends are gonna go at some point; All we can do is honour him the best way we can.

“Tonight we do that by playing ‘Hail to the Fuckin’ King’ for Vinnie Paul.”

Watch the full concert below.

Elsewhere, Sebastian Bach covered Pantera’s ‘Cemetery Gates’ at his gig in Canada’s Winnipeg, at at Pyramid Cabaret.

Vinnie Paul’s name was written on the drum kit.

Watch below.


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