Legendary drummer Vinnie Paul has died at 54. Megadeth remembered him at past Saturday and Sunday. They performed “My Last Words” for the first time since 2005.
Dave Mustaine stated:
“Listen, this next song we’re gonna do for you – we played it last night [at Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium] for the first time in almost 20 years; we haven’t played this song for a very long time.
We dedicated it to a friend of mine – all of ours – who passed away. This song is dedicated to you, Vinnie. This song is called ‘My Last Words.'”
According to report of Las Vegas Review-Journal, Vinnie Paul had suffered a “major heart attack” when he died in his sleep on Friday.
Paul formed Pantera in 1981 with his brother, “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, and went on to earn four Grammy nominations and a No 1 album in the US in 1994.
You can watch the performance below.