Bob Weir To Perform With Slightly Stoopid For TRI Studios Broadcast Event

first_imgSlightly Stoopid has announced quite the exciting new performance, as they’ll hit the Bob Weir-founded TRI Studios in San Rafael, CA on April 21st. Not only that, but the entire event will be live streamed by Qello Concerts, and will be free to the public.The Slightly Stoopid show will feature a host of special guests, including Karl Denson, Angelo Moore, Marlon Asher, and Roger Rivas, as well as a sit-in from Weir himself. This will mark the second visit to TRI for Slightly Stoopid, as they performed in the famed studios back in 2011.Watch Slightly Stoopid and Bob Weir play “Ocean” below:The 2016 edition of Stoopid at TRI will be hosted by actor Peter Dante, and will hit the web at 10 PM Eastern/7 PM Pacific. For more information, you can visit the Qello page hosting the stream. They’ll also be running a stream of the 2011 performance on April 20th in anticipation!last_img read more

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Warren Haynes, John Medeski, George Porter Jr. And More Recreated The Last Waltz And It Was Magnificent

first_imgA beautiful rendition of “Georgia On My Mind” featured stunning vocals from Jamey Johnson and Michael McDonald, followed by a rocking “Ophelia”.“The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” was undoubtedly a highlight, with Johnson’s deep soulful voice perfectly complementing the tune. “Down South In New Orleans” was naturally a crowd pleaser for guests in the Big Easy, with Malone on lead vocals joined by Porter and the Nevilles.Muddy Waters’ guitar player, Bob Margolin, who appeared with the late blues legend in the original Last Waltz, made an appearance to perform Waters’ “Mannish Boy” on the anniversary of his death. It was an emotional moment for all. Up on cripple creek! #TheLastWaltz with @thewarrenhaynes!A video posted by Live For Live Music (@liveforlivemusic) on Apr 30, 2016 at 7:24pm PDT The explosive energy in the room carried on as the horn section joined on for another classic, “The Shape I’m In”, with McDonald taking lead vocals this time and filling the room with so much soul. The Weight with Lukas Nelson and Ivan Neville on vocals #TheLastWaltzA video posted by Live For Live Music (@liveforlivemusic) on Apr 30, 2016 at 9:54pm PDT Cyril Neville, Ivan Neville and George Porter, Jr. joined on for “Who Do You Love” to bring some New Orleans flavor. “The Weight” was another powerful number, with Lukas Nelson and Ivan Neville aiding on vocals. Attendees throughout the room joined hands and embraced during Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young”, with many even moved to tears. Haynes and Don Was did a superb job of coordinating this masterpiece of a show and cultivating a truly once in a lifetime experience for fans. The majestic and historic Saenger Theatre was the perfect backdrop to host such incredible talent for a perfectly executed tribute. Setlist: The Last Waltz at the Saenger Theatre New Orleans 4/30/16Up On Cripple Creek, Shape I’m In, Stage Fright, Georgia on my Mind, Who Do You Love, Down South in New Orleans, Ophelia, It Makes No Difference, Mystery Train, This Wheel’s on Fire, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Rag Mama Rag, Life is a Carnival, Helpless, King Harvest, Mannish Boy, Further on up the Road, Forever Young, Caravan, The Weight, I Shall Be ReleasedEncore: Don’t Do It[Cover Photo via Cyril Neville’s Facebook] #TheLastWaltz with @thewarrenhaynes, Michael McDonald, John Medeski, Don Was and more. Holy shit!A video posted by Live For Live Music (@liveforlivemusic) on Apr 30, 2016 at 7:28pm PDT There are some shows that are so unique and special that they reach into your soul and stick with you forever. The Last Waltz managed to do just that. History was made at the magnificent Saenger Theatre in New Orleans last night with a heavy supergroup comprised of Warren Haynes (Musical Director, Guitar), John Medeski (Keys), Jamey Johnson (Guitar), George Porter Jr. (Bass), Dave Malone (Guitar), Don Was (Bass), Terence Higgins (Drums), Marc Mullins (Horns), plus special surprise guests Cyril Neville, Ivan Neville, Lukas Nelson, Bob Margolin, and Michael McDonald. This all-star lineup gathered to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Last Waltz, The Band’s landmark, guest-filled final show at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco in 1976 which was later released as a renowned concert film directed by Martin Scorsese. Last night’s recreation also served as a tribute to late NOLA legend Allen Toussaint, who arranged the original Last Waltz horn section. Needless to say, the musical experience cultivated on stage was truly magical, and a proper homage to some of the most influential musicians of all time.Looking back at the original Last Waltz lineup, the sheer quantity of legends on one stage is just outrageous. Bob Dylan, Paul Butterfield, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Wood, Neil Diamond, Bobby Charles, The Staples, and Eric Clapton all joined The Band to bid them farewell. The show was produced by Bill Graham and ran for more than five hours. It is still considered one of the most important concerts in history.Now, nearly forty years later, some of today’s musical greats joined forces to recreate the legendary experience, and they did so to perfection. It was so true to the original that at times if you closed your eyes, you could see The Band. Medeski slayed the keys and really carried the band the entire time. Haynes was spectacular throughout the performance. Haynes, Johnson and McDonald all took turns on lead vocals, each bringing a different style.The supergroup opened with “Up On Cripple Creek” with Johnson leading the charge on vocals, as fans of all ages and walks of life danced and sang along to the classic tune. #TheLastWaltz with @thewarrenhaynes, @georgeporterjr, @ivanneville, John Medeski, Cyril Neville, Michael McDonald!A video posted by Live For Live Music (@liveforlivemusic) on Apr 30, 2016 at 7:46pm PDT Bob Margolin (from the original Last Waltz) channeling Muddy Waters on the anniversary of his death #TheLastWaltzA video posted by Live For Live Music (@liveforlivemusic) on Apr 30, 2016 at 9:18pm PDTlast_img read more

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Dead & Company Begins Summer Tour With A Scorcher In Charlotte [Full Audio/Setlist]

first_imgAfter months of anticipation, Dead & Company began their summer tour with a fiery performance at the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, NC last night. The opener was something of a controversial concert, with various big name artists like Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam cancelling their shows in the state over the discriminatory HB-2 law. Dead & Company issued a statement recently, pledging $100,000 to local activist groups in support of LGBTQ rights. With that good will and the Grateful love, Dead & Co got to work on a monster two set showcase.The group had kept themselves warmed up with some television appearances throughout the early part of 2016, as well as a free performance at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA. With a large tour schedule ahead, Dead & Company kicked off their summer proper with an opening selection of “The Music Never Stopped.” Fitting, for all the music that was about to come.From there, the first set wound into “Cold, Rain & Snow” and “Friend Of The Devil,” with John Mayer taking lead vocals on each selection. Mayer took lead on “They Love Each Other” as well, before Bob Weir stepped up for the first and only debut of the night, “Liberty.” With summer looming, it’s no surprise that this airy song is on the band’s repertoire for the days ahead. “Cassidy” and Chuck Berry’s “The Promised Land” ended the set.The band kept the jams flowing in the second half, opening up with a breezy “Eyes of the World.” The band did not stop playing throughout the whole second set, segueing straight into a bluesy “Deal” and rocking “Estimated Prophet.” From there, the band shifted into a “Drums” and “Space” segment, with Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart taking the lead on drums. The “Spacey” psychedelic jam ended with a rockin’ “Feel Like A Stranger,” before the set took a cool down moment in “Black Peter.” The Workingmans Dead song kept things shuffling, and a “Turn On Your Lovelight” brought things to a grand close.With a hard 11 PM curfew, Dead & Company called it a night without an encore. Next up for the band is a trip to Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this Sunday, June 12th. Check out full audio from last night’s show and the setlist in full, below.Setlist: Dead & Company at PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC – 6/10/16Set I: The Music Never Stopped bw, Cold Rain & Snow jm, Friend Of The Devil bw jm, They Love Each Other jm, Liberty bw, Cassidy bw, The Promised Land bwSet II: Eyes of the World bw > Deal jm > Estimated Prophet bw > Drums/ Space > Feel Like A Stranger bw > Black Peter bw > Turn On Your Lovelight bw [Photo via Dead & Company Instagram]last_img read more

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Ultraviolet Hippopotamus Bids Guitarist Russell Olmsted A Fond Farewell [A Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images Check out the full setlist, provided by the band, as well as a full gallery below.Setlist: Ultraviolet Hippopotamus at The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI – 7/9/16S1: The Game, Hey Tommy, Reality, Yin Yang>Run Rabbit Run>The Scar, Chorale>Tetris>Chorale, La Marea>Jessica*>La Marea*S2: Avalon, Georgie, Medicine>The Marine, Vultures and Thieves, Dusty’s Trumpet*, Welcome to the Machine*>Imperial Death March*, North Coast*>Welcome to the Machine*E: Purple Rain*#, Bob the Wondercat*, Giants** w/Andy Kirby on Guitar# first time played Longtime jam band Ultraviolet Hippopotamus hit The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI last night, playing an emotional performance of sorts. The show marked the last appearance from guitarist Russell Olmsted, and the group gave a powerful two set showing that hit highlights from their career, as well as a ton of new material. They also welcomed guitarist Andy Kirby throughout the night, who will be joining the band full time going forward.“It’s with a heavy heart that Ultraviolet Hippopotamus bids farewell to our amazing guitarist, singer, songwriter and dear friend, Russell Olmsted,” the band wrote in a statement. “We wish Russ nothing but the best in his future endeavors. The words ‘thank you’ hardly cover the appreciation for everything Russ has done for us, but all the same, thank you. Thank you times infinity. You will be missed.”The show itself featured a number of great tunes from UV Hippo, as well as covers of Pink Floyd’s “Welcome to the Machine” and the debut of Prince’s “Purple Rain.” Thanks to Phierce Photo, we can see images from the show below.last_img read more

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The Russ Liquid Test Plots Debut Performance In New York City

first_imgWith the recent release of the 80’s-infused electro/funk album 1984 back in October, The Russ Liquid Test continues their exploration into modern dance music, all the while keeping a touch of that New Orleans vibe alive and well.  Russell Scott, producer and accomplished brass player, along with being the group’s namesake, delivers a groove-oriented sound that evokes the classic funk/soul/R&B stylings, but with a futuristic spin that compliments the evolution of each genre in the most tasteful of ways. Along with guitarist Andrew Block and drummer Deven Trusclair, The Russ Liquid Test has announced a New York City performance at American Beauty on Saturday, February 18th (get tix here).1984 features an array of special guests, including Dumpstaphunk’s Ivan Neville and The Funky Meters’ Russell Batiste Jr., on the title track to the album. Mr. Lif of Thievery Corporation provides some bars on the hip-hop number “Land of the Free,” while Erica Falls (who has been touring with Galactic) delivers a smooth vocal performance on “Wherever.” The amalgamation of sounds created by The Russ Liquid Test is a clear look into how these genres, which for so long have been looked at as polar opposites, can be combined into a synergistic fusion of the elements.Russ Liquid & Andrew Block Dig Deep Into The Debut Russ Liquid Test EP [Interview/Stream]When describing that fusing of vintage sounds with the more modern stylings of electronic music, Scott explained, “I wanted new colors to paint with….I kind of look at the electronic world as this whole other color palette, compared to the traditional sounds we’ve been working with for the past however many years.” The Russ Liquid Test is a group that is looking to redefine the boundaries of how music is created, and the direction that it can be taken in.The decision for Scott to team up with Block was fairly easy, as both New Orleans-based musicians have accomplished backgrounds and some serious chops. Scott came up with Uprite Dub Orchestra and MarchFourth Marching Band (the latter, a complete and utter spectacle to be witnessed unto itself), and Block has toured, played, and recorded with everyone from Pretty Lights to NOLA legend Dr. John, and a long stint with Gramatik. With the addition of Trusclair on drums, The Russ Liquid Test is primed and ready to make bodies move and groove to the music. If you are in the NYC-area on February 18th, make your way over to American Beauty for a performance that will help take all the kinks out of those old bones.General on-sale begins this Friday, December 16th at 12pm EDT here.Do yourself a favor, and take a listen to 1984 below:Show InfoBand:  Russ Liquid Test w/ Opener TBAVenue:   American Beauty (251 W. 30th Street – New York, NY 10001)Time:     Doors 8pm / Show 9pmAges:      21+Tickets: General on sale Friday, Dec. 16th at 12pm EDT hereEnter To Win Tickets:last_img read more

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“Fu*k 2016: A Funky Tribute To Artists We’ve Lost” Adds Special Guests

first_imgIf you’ll be down in New Orleans for Jazz Fest this year, don’t miss out on all of the awesome late night music options taking place across the city. Learn more about all of the amazing music you can catch at this link. A few weeks ago, we told you about a special tribute show going down at the Howlin’ Wolf on Sunday, April 30th called “Fu*k 2016: A Funky Tribute To Artists We’ve Lost,” where artists will come together to explore the musical gifts of all the amazing artists we lost last year, such as Prince, David Bowie, George Michael, Maurice White, Leonard Cohen, Bernie Worrell, Phife Dawg, and the list goes on. The show will feature an awesome lineup of Michelangelo Carubba, Craig Brodhead, and Shira Elias from Turkuaz, and Joey Porter, Lyle Divinsky, and Garrett Sayers from The Motet, an exciting combination of two of the fastest rising bands in the modern funk scene. Now, the band has announced the addition of a sick horn section, as well as a number of exciting special guests.Local saxophone icon Khris Royal, who cut his teeth as a member of George Porter Jr. & the Runnin’ Pardners and can now be found on the road with Rebelution, will pair up with former Tedeschi Trucks Band trumpeter and current SOUL’D U OUT band leader Maurice “Mobetta” Brown himself to form the show’s horn section. Of course, the Turkuaz Horns will also be on hand as special guests. This is truly a dream horn section.Besides the horn section, there are plenty of amazing guests that will turn this show into one of the most special nights at Jazz Fest. D.J. Williams of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe will be in the house to lend a hand on guitar, as will Danny Mayer of the Eric Krasno Band. Steveland Swatkins of Allen Stone‘s band will add his slick keyboard skills to the mix as well. Sammi Garett, Turkuaz’s resident pink-haired vocalist, will join her batterymate Shira to bring some harmony to an already outstanding lineup of musicians.With such a ridiculous lineup of musicians at the Howlin’ Wolf for this show, and Revivalists side-project RumpleSTEELskin, led by pedal steel guitarist Ed Williams, set to open the night, this is adding up to be one of the craziest shows during Jazz Fest this year.– SHOW INFO –Artist: Fu*k 2016: A Tribute To Artists We Lost featuring members of Turkuaz and The MotetVenue: Howlin’ Wolf – 907 S. Peters Street – New Orleans, LA 70130Date: Sunday – April 30th, 2017Price: $25adv / $35dosAges: 18+Tickets: Click Herelast_img read more

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David Letterman To Induct Pearl Jam Into Rock Hall In Place Of Neil Young Following Illness

first_imgThe retired Late Show host, David Letterman, will be inducting Pearl Jam into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this Friday. Letterman will be replacing Neil Young at the 32nd Annual Induction Ceremony following illness. In a statement issued this morning, the Rock Hall announced that Young would regrettably be absent from the ceremony but that it was thrilled that Letterman had accepted the offer to induct the Seattle rock band.Letterman’s late-night show was a popular gig for Pearl Jam, who performed on the show seven times including one ten-song set back in 2006. This number also does not count solo performances by Eddie Vedder, who also appeared throughout the years.On the Rock Hall induction roster, Letterman will be joining Snoop Dogg who will be inducting Tupac Shakur, Jackson Browne who will be inducting Joan Baez, and others. The induction ceremony will also contain a Prince tribute by Lenny Kravitz and a ceremony honoring lifetime achievement recipient Nile Rodgers that will be led by Pharrell. While the event occurs this Friday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will air on HBO on April 29th at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).“Hail. Hail.”“Why Go”[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

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Dean Ween Tells Hilarious Story About The Time He And Gene Snuck Into Prince’s Studio

first_imgDean Ween, more humanly known as Mickey Melchiondo Jr., and one half of Ween, recently sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss his relationship with Prince. Heartbroken by the passing of the Purple One, he explains, “He was my John Lennon.”When asked about any personal instances with Prince, Deaner went on to tell a chuckling story about a time he and Gene Ween went to Paisley Park Studios. Read the full excerpt below:I have a Prince anecdote that’s pretty good. Aaron and I got signed to Twin/Tone Records for our first record, “GodWeenSatan.” In 1989 they flew us out to Minneapolis to play a showcase at the Uptown Bar. Soul Asylum was on the label as well, and they were making a record at Paisley Park. The Ween guys from Twin/Tone took us out to Paisley. We came in and they gave us this little personal tour. We came down to Studio A, which was Prince’s personal studio, and that’s what we really wanted to see. That studio wasn’t for hire. Aaron and I snuck in, and I’m looking at all the guitars. His blond Telecaster was there, which is the one he used in Purple Rain.Suddenly Aaron goes, “Dude!” I look over and he’s hovering over a music stand in the middle of the room with a microphone. Aaron grabbed a page of lyrics and goes, “Look at this!” In obvious Prince handwriting, there was a drawing of an eyeball for the letter “I” that said “Wanna suck you off.” I ran over to look at it, and the next thing I know we’re horse-collared by two security guards. They fucking threw us out in the snow. That day I learned you don’t grab Prince’s lyrics off the mic stand. We were 18 years old and got thrown out of Paisley Park. We had no idea where to go. As far as I know, Soul Asylum got thrown out too [laughs]. We were at the height of our Prince fanaticism at that time. If Aaron hadn’t picked up those lyrics, I would have picked up a guitar and gotten us thrown out.Dean and Gene Ween had been Prince fans since the very beginning. “As young kids in Ween, it was attainable to imitate Prince. When we got better, we could actually make ourselves sound like Prince a little bit,” explains Dean. He continues, “I always loved his sense of humor. Prince was laughing his ass off when he changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol and made all the newspapers in the world go and get his typeset. That’s genius. He wrote ‘Slave’ on his face. That’s classic. He won every time. Everybody had his back.”He adds some truth to the reality surrounding Prince’s unfortunate death, explaining: “It’s so horrible every time I see speculation on his life now, or rumors about how he died. As a Prince lover, no one’s supposed to go there. Nobody is supposed to be in his bedroom in Paisley Park. No one is supposed to be talking about his personal affairs. It’s an awful thing. I’m very heartbroken. He was my John Lennon. I was really young when Lennon died, but Prince is someone whose records I bought the day they came out.”When asked if Dean could say one thing to Prince, he responded eloquently:Thank you. I think there’s people in the world that if you hang out with them, they’re not gonna let you down. I know if I met Willie Nelson we’d have a beer and smoke a joint. I’ve gotten to do that with George Clinton [laughs]. Then there’s other guys you just don’t want to be around, who have a reputation as being standoffish. I love to ball and can shoot hoops. That whole Dave Chappelle basketball thing, I knew that Prince could ball way before that sketch. I’ve read old interviews and knew that he was a state-champ point guard. I’d just like to ball, hang out and listen to music with him. Or jam with him.He just seemed like one of those dudes that if you actually got close enough to hang with him, I’m sure he was the greatest guy in the world. By all accounts he was cool as hell. He just wanted his privacy and that’s not a crime. That doesn’t make you freaky. Michael Jackson was freaky. Prince was really strange but just wanted his privacy. Michael Jackson was on some other level. Prince wanted to make music and do it on his own terms. He accomplished that times a million. Nobody can match his output. I actually hope they don’t release those vault tapes, because only Prince could be trusted with those. He was a great editor.Read the full interview here.On Sunday, April 30, Prince, and the many incredible artists that we lost in 2016, will be honored in New Orleans during Jazz Fest for a “Funk 2016: A Tribute To Musicians We Lost” tribute concert at the Howlin’ Wolf. Prince, David Bowie, George Michael, Maurice White, Phife Dawg, and more will all be honored with musical collaborations from Michelangelo Carubba, Shira Elias, Sammi Garett, Craig Brodhead, and the entire horn section from Turkuaz, along with Joey Porter, Garrett Sayers, and Lyle Divinsky of The Motet, D.J. Williams of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Danny Mayer of the Eric Krasno Band, Steveland Swatkins of Allen Stone’s band, Khris Royal and Maurice “Mobetta” Brown.The Revivalists side project RumpleSTEELskin will open the night, while Brooklyn’s own The London Souls will perform a special super-late-night performance in The Den immediately following the Fu*k 2016 tribute set. Make no mistake, this is sure to be one of the biggest throwdowns during Jazz Fest!Tickets for this special late-night performance are on sale NOW at this link!last_img read more

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Listen To String Cheese Incident Debut 2 Songs And Play A Suprise Double Encore, On This Day In 2006

first_img[Photo: Elliot Siff] On July 29th, 2006, String Cheese Incident was in the midst of their summer tour, with the Colorado-born jam act supporting Bob Weir and Ratdog for fourteen dates across June and July. With four shows of the tour already under their belt, String Cheese Incident took a detour to Pine Mountain Amphitheatre in Flagstaff, Arizona, solo ahead of rejoining Ratdog the next night for a one-off date in Utah and their two-night stand at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on July 1st and 2nd.For String Cheese’s solo performance at Pine Mountain Amphitheatre, the group put on one of the best shows of their summer, playing two sets of prime Cheese and leaving fan literally wanting more—eventually, with the band acquiescing to the demands of the hollering crowd that remained at the end of the show and returning after fifteen minutes with a second encore of “Barstool.”During the performance, String Cheese Incident debuted two new songs: an original song called “Solution” and a cover of Weather Report’s “Black Market.” “Solution” was debuted toward the end of the first set and got a good amount of airtime during the rest of the year and across 2007 — the song has since tapered off from the band’s song rotation, with it last being performed back in 2012 at Red Rocks. The second debut of the night was a synthy and psychedelic take on Weather Report’s “Black Market,” which kicked off Cheese’s first encore before a dramatic shift into the bluegrass-inspired “How Mountain Girls Can Love.”String Cheese Incident Shares Two Pro-Shot Videos Of Intimate Boulder ShowsThe show in its entirety was a high-energy offering from String Cheese Incident, with the group tight as ever and really working their transitions across songs. While the first set had less of an emphasis on transitional jamming, the second set was close to non-stop. Highlights of the first set include the show-0pening “Rain,” which got the show off to a perfect start, as well as its closing duo of “Land’s End” and “Smile” following the debut of “Solution.”The second set, however, is where things really got kicked up a notch. The opening “Climb” is particularly well done, and the juxtaposition between the more heartfelt “Cats” into the forever crowd pleaser, The Talking Heads’ “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)” made for a stellar surprise. After The Talking Heads’ tune, “Big Shoes” offered a particularly gritty electronic-inspired jam, with the song clocking in at near-twenty minutes, ahead of the set-closing “Round The Wheel.” You can listen to the full show below, courtesy of [email protected]: String Cheese Incident | Pine Mountain Amphitheatre | Flagstaff, AZ | 6/29/2006Set One: Rain, Desert Dawn, Drive, Think Of What You’ve Done > Blackberry Blossom, Solution1, Land’s End, SmileSet Two: Climb > Joyful Sound > Dudley’s Kitchen, Cats > This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)> Big Shoes > Round The WheelEncore One: Black Market1 > How Mountain Girls Can LoveEncore Two: BarstoolNotes: 1, first time playedlast_img read more

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Autopsy Reveals Cause Of Death For Pantera Co-Founder Vinnie Paul

first_imgOn June 22nd, the music world was saddened by the news that Vinnie Paul Abbott, better known as Vinnie Paul, had passed away. The drummer/co-founder of cult favorite Texas-native groove metal outfit, Pantera, died in his sleep in his Las Vegas home after an apparent cardiac episode. He was 54 years old.Now, a coroner’s report into Pauls death has determined that the drummer died as a result of a pre-existing heart condition, reports Las Vegas’ KTNV. According to the Clark County Coroners Paul suffered from “dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition which restricts the heart’s ability to pump blood, as well as a severe coronary artery disease.As a representative from Vinnie’s camp explained in a statement,Vincent Paul Abbott died from natural causes, specifically, dilated cardiomyopathy. Severe coronary artery disease was identified as a significant condition to the cause of death according to the official report submitted by the Clark County Coroner’s office. We ask that you please continue to respect the privacy of the family and friends of Vinnie Paul. No further statement will be issued.Vinnie’s untimely death compounded the lingering feelings of loss felt by friends, family, and fans since his brother and Pantera co-founder, Dimebag Darrell, was shot and killed along with several others when a gunman climbed onstage and opened fire during a performance by their post-Pantera project, Damageplan.On Saturday, June 30th, thousands of fans gathered for a public memorial service in his native Texas at Dallas’ The Bomb Factory. The public memorial featured a video tribute from former Pantera singer Phil Anselmo, who had been estranged from Abbott for many years prior to his passing. In his first comments on Abbott’s death, Anselmo said, “Vince, always have love in my heart for you, man. Rest in peace.” Watch footage of the entire memorial service below:Vinnie Paul Public Memorial Service[Video: Rock Feed]Countless musicians paid their respects and honored Vinnie Paul in the days following his death. Among that group was Umphrey’s McGee, who debuted a cover of Pantera’s “Walk” to close their Atlantic City show the weekend following Paul’s passing.[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

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