Pantera Drummer Vinnie Paul's Memorial Marker Placed at Texas Grave Site | Revolver

Pantera Drummer Vinnie Paul's Memorial Marker Placed at Texas Grave Site

Paul buried next to brother Dimebag Darrell in Arlington cemetery
vinnie paul GETTY 1994, Ebet Roberts/Redferns
Pantera's Vinnie Paul, 1994
photograph by Ebet Roberts/Redferns

This morning (Friday, May 24th) at Arlington, Texas' Moore Memorial Gardens cemetery, the grave marker for Pantera and Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul was installed at his final resting spot next to his brother, Dimebag Darrell. Paul passed away due to heart-related issues in June 2018. Pantera shared photos of the placed marker, pictured both solo and in tandem with Dime's, via social media along with a request for fans to "please be respectful when visiting the Brother's graves." See the post below.

Both Paul and Darrell are buried next to their mother, Carolyn Abbott. The late drummer's marker bears a striking resemblance to Dimebag's, and includes the inscription "Don't ever think it's not a good time/If you do think it's not a good time/A good time is a good time/A bad time is a bad time/And a wonderful time is irreplaceable/Hellyeah!" Paul, like his brother in 2004, was laid to rest in a custom Kiss Kasket, this one gifted to the family by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. 

Paul's final studio recordings can be heard on Hellyeah's upcoming full-length, Welcome Home, which is due out September 27th. The band recently performed its first show since his death, including playing two Pantera covers in his honor; Stone Sour's Roy Mayorga manned the drums in Paul's stead and has since signed on as an official member of the group.