Yesterday, July 1st, the family, friends and fans of late Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott — who passed away on June 22nd at the age of 54 — came together for a public memorial service at Dallas, Texas venue the Bomb Factory. For those fans unable to make it into town for Abbott's service, Pantera have shared footage of the entire event from start to finish.
The event found a number of musicians, sports stars and radio personalities sharing their respects to the icon, including Sammy Hagar, Chris Jericho, ex-KISS drummer Peter Criss, and the members of Drowning Pool. Later, Anthrax and Lamb of God drummers Charlie Benante and Chris Adler took the stage to play Paul's drum kit, which was situated onstage alongside flower arrangements sent by Slayer, Alice in Chains, Anthrax, Megadeth, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler, and many more, per Billboard.
The program also included a remembrance from Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo – was was unable to attend in person but delivered his first public comments on Paul's passing via a short video message: "Vince, always have love in my heart for you, man. Rest in peace."
For more on Vinnie Paul and his legacy, click here, and see photographer Chad Lee's shots of the event below.