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.
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.