After all its time on the market, it looks like the home of the late Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul has finally been sold (as reported by Blabbermouth). The house was sold on February 10th, and at the time of this writing, the buyer is currently anonymous. Could it have been Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows? The guy had a wild plan to purchase the home, so who knows?
Back on February 3rd, Shadows had tweeted out a plan he had in mind to purchase the home involving fans and NFTs. You can read Shadows’ full Twitter thread on the subject by clicking the link below:
Vinnie Paul’s house is for sale. The place was legendary by all standards and it will be a shame to see it bought by a developer or a non fan. So, what does that mean? What happens now? What if we started a DAO? A thread…🧵👇
— M. Shadows (@shadows_eth) February 4, 2022
Then again, it could have just been a hardcore Pantera fan wanting to bask in the home of such a legendary drummer. Could you imagine having the chance to be in the home of one of the greatest musicians to ever live? To be in a place where crazy parties happened – to be in the same space where so much brilliant creativity took place. Well, to whoever was fortunate enough to purchase Vinnie Paul’s house, you’re one lucky dude!
Vinnie Paul Abbott helped to form Pantera back in 1981 before leaving the band in 2003. In that time, Pantera cemented themselves as one of the all-time greatest in heavy metal, with several of their records hitting platinum status. Along with his brother, legendary guitarist Dimebag Darrell, Abbott would go on to form Damageplan after leaving Pantera. Down the road, Abbott would also take part in the metal supergroup Hellyeah.
On June 22nd, 2018, Abbott passed away at his Las Vegas home at the age of 54. It was eventually revealed that Abbott died from “dilated cardiomyopathy and coronary artery disease.” He is remembered fondly by his loved ones and the metal community for his amazing contributions to the genre and his good heart.
Words by: Michael Pementel