Vinnie Paul all-star tributes planned for Louder Than Life, Aftershock

Earlier this summer, the music world was dealt a huge loss with the passing of drummer Vinnie Paul. In addition to his renowned work as a founding member of Pantera and Damageplan, Paul most recently was a part of the group Hellyeah, which was set to perform at Louder Than Life and Monster Energy Aftershock this fall.

To celebrate the life and work of Vinnie Paul, Danny Wimmer Presents has teamed up with SiriusXM host and “Metal Ambassador” Jose Mangin for a special Vinnie Paul Tribute that will take place Saturday, Sept. 29, at Louder Than Life and Saturday, Oct. 13, at Monster Energy Aftershock.

Mangin will curate and host each tribute, which will feature members of bands including Five Finger Death Punch, Korn, Godsmack, Deftones, Hellyeah, Shinedown, Sevendust, GWAR, Bullet for My Valentine, Body Count, Kyng, Cane Hill and Emmure performing songs by Pantera and Damageplan.

“Vinnie is an idol turned big time friend, and he left a massive void on this earth,” Mangin said. “When Danny [Wimmer] and Gary [Spivack] asked me to put together something special for Vin, I knew the best way to pay tribute to him would be to throw a Texas-sized jam session belting out Pan-mutha-fukkin-tera songs loud and proud! Everyone involved is doing this because they love Vinnie, and together we can all carry on his name, music and spirit forever!”

The fifth annual Louder Than Life has expanded to three days this year: Friday, Sept. 28, Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30, at Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky. The music lineup includes Nine Inch Nails, Alice in Chains, Godsmack, Deftones, Limp Bizkit, Ice Cube, Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown and many more acts on three stages, along with award-winning bourbons, whiskey, spirits, craft beer and the best food Louisville has to offer.

For more information on Louder Than Life, visit

Monster Energy Aftershock returns Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California, with a massive lineup of rock and metal acts. The lineup includes the festival debut of System of a Down, which hasn’t played stateside in three years, as well as Sacramento’s own Deftones, marking seven years since they last headlined in their hometown. Other acts include Alice in Chains, Incubus, Godsmack, Shinedown, 311, Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators and At the Drive-In, as well as a variety of onsite food and beverage experiences.

For more information on Aftershock, visit

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