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Vinnie Paul Tribute at Aftershock 2018

Outside of Vinnie Paul being a legend behind the kit and being a part of one of the biggest metal bands ever, Vinnie was also loved.  After seeing The Vinnie Paul Tribute and hearing so may stories about the man, it’s obvious to see that many people cherished his friendship.

Thanks to Jose Mangin who helped curate and organize all of this, Aftershock 2018 got to see a one time tribute featuring members of Korn, Godsmack, Shinedown, Sevendust, Kyng, Emmure, GWAR, Deftones, and Hellyeah.  Along with a video package of many musicians from Corey Taylor to Phil Anselmo sending a message thanking the man, this was a show meant to pay respect and show love to Vinnie.

The set was capped off with “Walk” being sang by Sully Erna and Jonathan Davis, and ended with everyone on stage together singing along with the crowd.  I will never forget the crowd screaming along as Vinnie’s family and all the members of the Tribute show gathered together on stage for a group photo.

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From the bottom of my Metal 🖤 THANK YOU 🤘🏽for checking out our very special & authentic #vinniepaultribute @aftershockconcert ⚡️⚡️⚡️To the badass musicians that took part, I will never forget your contribution to honoring our idol, friend & bandmate @vinniepaul3 … to @dannywimmer @charlietuna1984 & the ENTIRE @dannywimmerpresents team ThanX for giving us your blessing to actually do such an undertaking… To Guy Sykes having you there supporting us made me panic less…to my awesome friends who helped me behind the scenes there is no way I could have pulled this off without you guys…and to @chelseyeagerxo & @dimebagzhag we ALL love you girls too much and we’ll always take care of you both. This pretty epic 📸 after all-star version of @panteraofficial WALK was taken by @edwin_daboub from behind Vinnie’s actual @hellyeahofficial @ddrumusa kit that @kyngpepe played the shit out of👊🏽👊🏽👊🏽My bald head is still spinning from the whole experience, and I’m extremely THANKFUL for every f’in moment.🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 From left to right: @kyngpepe @officialjonathandavis @zmyersofficial #tonyrombola @beserker_blothar @thefrankiepalmeri @dimebagzhag @iremain69 @sullyerna @chelseyeagerxo @chris_broderick_guitar #guysykes @kyngeddie @stefdodoubleg

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You can check out some interviews with Kyng and GWAR below talking about Vinnie.  Click on any photo below to open the gallery.  Thank you again Jose for making all this happen.

Photos of The Vinnie Paul Tribute at Aftershock.
All photos taken by Luke Spencer
in Sacramento, CA on October 13th, 2018.