Lzzy Hale “Disheartened” By Grammy’s Snub Of Vinnie Paul

Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) has spoken out about the Grammy’s snubbing of the late Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul whom for the In Memoriam reel never mentioned the drummer. We Came As Romans ‘Kyle Pavone’ as well as All That Remains ‘Oli Herbert’ were also excluded from the video.

Via Instagram Hale said: I am disappointed and disheartened that Vinnie Paul of Pantera/Hell Yeah, All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert and Kyle Pavone of We Came As Romans were not acknowledged in the Annual Memoriam list this year,”

There’s a committee at The Recording Academy and, in December, they put together a list that goes into the hundreds, 300 to 400 people. They go through that list and this committee votes. And from that, they cut it down to a reasonable number for television. I get it. But that is not an excuse for not including my friend Vinnie Paul of Pantera/Hell Yeah, who has in fact been nominated for 4 Grammy awards.”

Halestorm was nominated for this year’s Grammy awards for Best Rock Performance but lost to Christ Cornell for his track, ‘When Bad Goes Good’, which was taken from his posthumous self-titled record.

Lzzy said she was “honoured” to have lost to one of her influences.

For the full Instagram post by Lzzy Hale, check it out below.

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It was a whirlwind of a Grammy Week. It was so wonderful to be nominated, and I’m honored to have lost that Grammy to one of my influences, Chris Cornell. His children got up on stage and filled my heart with such love as they paid tribute to their father. But I am disappointed and disheartened that Vinnie Paul of Pantera/ Hell Yeah,All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert and Kyle Pavone of We Came As Romans were not acknowledged in the Annual Memoriam list this year. There's a committee at The Recording Academy and, in December, they put together a list that goes into the hundreds, 300 to 400 people. They go through that list and this committee votes. And from that, they cut it down to a reasonable number for television. I get it. But that is not an excuse for not including my friend Vinnie Paul of Pantera/ Hell Yeah, who has in fact…been nominated for 4 Grammy awards. I am very much aware that our genre is still not given the respect that it deserves. This is why I’m involved. That’s why I was there, in my leather jacket and horns raised, representing my genre Presenting Awards at the Pre Televised ceremony. That is why I was present at the televised show, sitting next to the cool kids. Like anything in this world, if you want change, you must take action. If I threw in the towel the first or hundredth time someone didn’t take me seriously or told me I couldn’t make it cuz I was a girl… then all the hard work and passion I bear for my love of music would be wasted. So, with the same passion, I will not waste my time in the light. I will continue to be an ambassador for Rock and to fight for the respect that it deserves. -Lzzy Hale #RaiseYourHorns #TheGrammys #RockNeverDies

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RIP Vinnie Paul, Pantera Drummer Dead At 54

Vinnie Paul, the drummer for Pantera, Hellyeah, Damageplan and Rebel Meeets Rebel has passed away at 54.

Pantera’s social channels released the following statement confirming Vinnie Paul while also stating no more details are available at this time.

This is the full statement.

“Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul has passed away.
Paul is best known for his work as the drummer in the bands Pantera and Hellyeah.
No further details are available at this time.
The family requests you please respect their privacy during this time.”

 

Vinnie Paul was a part of Pantera in the 80’s and 90’s before their breakup in 2003 while more recently he has been part of the group Hellyeah, who have released five albums since 2007.