The Forge – R.I.P. Vinnie Paul

The Forge – R.I.P. Vinnie Paul

Tribute shows suck. I mean- they sound great, and remind us of the music made by those we’ve lost, but it just sucks having to do them. Last Friday, we lost Vinnie Paul, the founder and drummer of Pantera, Damageplan and Hellyeah.

I got to interview Vinnie on a number of occasions and every time he was just the nicest dude. I got to meet him a couple of times as well, and the guy was only concerned with one thing- “is everybody having a good time?” If not, it was his mission to make sure that changed ASAP. It’s somewhat reassuring for us to say- “well, he’s with his brother now” (Pantera and Damageplan guitarist extraordinaire, Dimebag Darrell Abbot, who was murdered onstage in 2004.) But it sure does suck for those of us who were fans of his music, and it sucks even more because Big Vin was one of the good guys in Metal.

Here’s the playlist from this last Sunday’s show. R.I.P. Vincent Paul Abbott

HR 1-1
DOKKEN – TURN ON THE ACTION
IRON MAIDEN – STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND
DAMN YANKEES – DAMN YANKEES
TESLA – COVER QUEEN
SILENT RAGE – I’M ON FIRE

HR 1-2
METALLICA – FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE
JUDAS PRIEST – ONE SHOT AT GLORY
QUIET RIOT – RUN FOR COVER
MEGADETH – SWEATING BULLETS

HR 1-3
HELIX – MY KIND OF ROCK
METAL CHURCH – TON OF BRICKS
SOUNDGARDEN – SEARCHING WITH MY GOOD EYE CLOSED

HR 2-1
SCORPIONS – NOW!
DANGEROUS TOYS – FEELS LIKE A HAMMER
LEATHERWOLF – ENDANGERED SPECIES
SHOTGUN MESSIAH – NOWHERE FAST
SKID ROW – BEGGAR’S DAY

HR 2-2
WHITESNAKE – GIV ME MORE TIME
HOUSE OF LORDS – METALLIC BLUE
DREAM THEATER – LIE
WILD HORSES – COOL ME DOWN

HR 2-3
LOVE/HATE W/ JAKE E. LEE – DOG EAT DOG
LIZZY BORDEN – LONG LIVE ROCK N ROLL

HR 3-1 R.I.P. VINNIE PAUL

PANTERA – I AM THE NIGHT
PANTERA – POWER METAL
PANTERA – PSYCHO HOLIDAY
PANTERA – I’M BROKEN
DAMAGEPLAN – NEW FOUND POWER
HELLYEAH – YOU WOULDN’T KNOW
HELLYEAH – I DON’T CARE ANY MORE

HR 3-2
JOE SATRIANI – SUMMER SONG
KING’S X – FINE ART OF FRIENDSHIP
SKULL – BREAKING THE CHAINS
BULLETBOYS – BADLANDS
KANE ROBERTS – OUT FOR BLOOD

HR 3-3
PRETTY MAIDS – LONG WAY TO GO
HEAVENS EDGE – CAN’T CATCH ME
SHY – BREAK DOWN THE WALLS