MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018
PANTERA'S VINNIE PAUL LOVED COOKING AND FIREWORKS
Drummer Vinnie Paul of Pantera, Damageplan and Hellyeah was a hero to many, but his hero was chef Emeril Lagasse . Paul loved to cook and he said in a 2001 Associated Press interview, ``Emeril Lagasse to me is like Edward Van Halen to most guitar players.'' Paul also said he enjoyed his teenage years and got off track with some relationships during his 20s, but he spent his later years recapturing his youth. He loved things like fireworks and said, ``All that stuff, the better.'' Pantera and Hellyeah have confirmed Paul's death at the age of 54 but have not given details.
VINNIE PAUL REMEMBERED
The tributes are pouring in for drummer Vinnie Paul, who played in Pantera, Damageplan and Hellyeah. Hellyeah guitarist Tom Maxwell writes on Facebook they don't have much information to give about Paul's death but he's now with his brother, guitarist Dimebag Darrell, who was shot and killed in 2004.
Maxwell says Hellyeah is feeling ``sadness, shock, confusion, anger, despair.'' Alice Cooper says Paul's ``impact on heavy music is immeasurable.'' Brian ``Head'' Welch of Korn calls Paul ``definitely the kindest living legend I've ever met.'' Foo Fighters say Paul had the ``slickest kicks and the best vibe ALWAYS.'' Lars Ulrich of Metallica says Paul's ``incredible hospitality and warm vibe was infectious and inspiring.''
XXXTENTACION MEMORIAL PLANNED
The family of XXXTentacion will hold a public memorial for him at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, on Wednesday. He was shot and killed last Monday at a motorcycle dealership. Police have arrested one suspect.
NOFX SAY THEY CAN'T PLAY SHOWS IN AMERICA
NOFX frontman Fat Mike says the band ``has effectively been banned in our own country.'' Fat Mike writes on social media because of the comments they made during their Las Vegas shown last month they have been told ``N-O-F-X is not welcome to play ANY big venue in the United States.'' N-O-F-X had joked onstage about only country bands getting shot at in Las Vegas and at least the victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival shootings in October were country fans, not punk rock fans. Fat Mike says they're concentrating on their overseas shows for now. He adds, ``We made a mistake, we apologized, and we gotta suffer the consequences.''
(The Canadian Press)