Strap on to your seatbelts. In a new plot twist, now it seems as if Chris Fronzak from the band Attila has burst the real estate dreams of us all who aspired to own Vinnie Paul’s legendary former home.
As we just posted, M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold had a zany but awesome idea for fans to collectively come together and buy a stake in the home via NFT technology.
However, that dream seems to have sadly now died on the vine, as per this tweet by Attila’s Chris:
Just called the real estate agent to buy Vinnie Paul’s home. Unfortunately someone bought it before I could….
— Chris Fronzak (@FRONZ1LLA) February 4, 2022
If true, it’ll be interesting to find out who the new owner is.
Was it another prominent figure from the metal community that swooped in? A metalhead Dodgecoin millionaire that wants to honor the spirit of M. Shadows’ idea & turn the legendary home into a museum for fans to honor Vinnie’s legacy?
Is Chris Kael from Five Finger Death Punch joking in the exchange below with the Attila frontman?:
I’ll send you an invite to the house warming. https://t.co/5LrRa02LO7
— Chris Kael (@5FDPChrisKael) February 4, 2022
Guess we shall soon find out. Until then, we leave you with a fun story about the time that Vinnie and company were involved in some damage to the Dallas Stars’ 1999 Stanley Cup.
Apparently, the legendary story took place AT this very house that just sold.
As Loudwire initially found out when speaking to Vinnie before he passed:
“Me and Dime wrote the song to help propel the 1999 Dallas Stars to the Stanley Cup… My best buddy on the team – all of them became really good friends – Craig Ludwig called me from Buffalo and says, ‘If we win this thing tonight, you better have your house ready to party.’ I loaded up four or five cases of Crown Royal and everything and of course everyone knows the famous Brett Hull goal…and they came to two places; they came to a place called The Big Apple, which is a bar we all hung out in Arlington (Texas), and then they came to my house. They brought the Stanley Cup, and we brought every strip dancer we could find in town and it was the best party you’ve ever seen. At about five o’clock in the morning, we’re all out in the pool, the hot tub – it’s just party, party party, and here comes Guy Carbonneau and he’s got the Cup and ‘Hey Luddy – catch the Cup!’ and he throws it off the balcony and it gets right about to there and goes ‘doink’ off the side of the pool and into the water and we jumped on it and sank it to the bottom. The Cup keeper, the guy you see on the commercial, he says, ‘You cannot do that – that’s the Stanley Cup!’ and we’re like, ‘We just fucking did it dude!’ It was pretty awesome man.”
Words by: The Pit staff