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VINNIE PAUL Memorial: Phil Anselmo Speaks, Stream Public Memorial, Photos + More

Anselmo sent in a video message.

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Vinnie Paul was officially laid to rest this past Saturday, June 30th at 3:33pm surrounded by friends and family in Arlington, Texas. Among the people who spoke at Vinnie's funeral were Grim Reaper guitarist and Vinnie’s longtime friend Nick Bowcott, one of Vinnie and his brother Dime's idols, guitarist Ace Frehley of KISS, SiriusXM Liquid Metal host Jose Mangin and Paul Shortino of Rough Cutt.

Vinnie was then put to rest, buried in a KISS Kasket just like his brother, right next to his brother at the Moore Funeral Home in Arlington.

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Far beyond honored to be asked to speak at my idol/friend’s funeral yesterday and represent #VinniePaul fans worldwide🙏🏽 This image taken after laying our hero to rest with family @dimebagzhag friend #nickbowcott and VP & Dimebag’s idol #acefrehley #kiss – Nick started off the services, Vin’s close friend Tim next, then me (!?!?!), then I introduced Ace, who brought up Paul singer from Rough Cut who sang, then Nick closed it out. It was all very surreal and hard to handle, but everyone in that place had so much love for Vinnie and being around each other helped us heal. #ripvinniepaul

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A who's who of heavy metal showed up for the services including Nickelback's Chad Kroeger, Disturbed's David Draiman, Lamb of God's Chris Adler, Anthrax's Charlie Benante, Fozzy's Chris Jericho, among others.

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The public memorial was held the next day, at 3:33pm (Vinnie and Dime had a thing for threes) and included video messages from Ozzy Osbourne, Slipknot's Corey Taylor, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, Alice In Chains' Jerry Cantrell, and Pearl Jam/Soundgarden drummer Mall Cameron.

Phil Anselmo also sent in a quick video message, keeping it short and sweet: “Vince, always have love in my heart for you, man. Rest in peace.”

You can stream the entire event here:

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#ripvinniepaul #pantera #dime #cfh #hellyeah

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A drum set sits Idel #ripvinniepaul :((

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One last time Vinnie Paul celebration of life #vinniepaul #brickwall #pantera #damageplan #hellyeah

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@cindyscull kicking off the #VinniePaul celebration of life! 🤘🏼

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Rest in Power, Vinnie!

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