Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsVinnie Paul
IN THE NEWS

Vinnie Paul

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2001
* Drummer for Pantera, the four-time Grammy-nominated metal band from Texas, which plays Saturday at the Universal Amphitheatre. Arriving in Style: My favorite weekend starts with a first-class flight from Dallas. I'll rent a Jaguar 'cause you gotta look good in Hollywood. I stay at Le Parc, just off Melrose Avenue. It's the coolest--like having your own apartment. All rooms have fireplaces, kitchens, stereos and more. The rooftop pool has a great view of L.A. and the room service is superb.
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2001
* Drummer for Pantera, the four-time Grammy-nominated metal band from Texas, which plays Saturday at the Universal Amphitheatre. Arriving in Style: My favorite weekend starts with a first-class flight from Dallas. I'll rent a Jaguar 'cause you gotta look good in Hollywood. I stay at Le Parc, just off Melrose Avenue. It's the coolest--like having your own apartment. All rooms have fireplaces, kitchens, stereos and more. The rooftop pool has a great view of L.A. and the room service is superb.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 1994 | KATHERINE TURMAN
PANTERA "Far Beyond Driven" EastWest * * * Heavier and more unrelenting with each successive release, Pantera blurs the line between guttural, Henry Rollins-style Angst and its own tightly wound, slow metallic burn on this third album. It should certainly cement Pantera's credibility in the more underground arena populated by the likes of Sepultura. Even though it entered the charts at No. 1 last week, mainstream fans beware--this music isn't for the faint of ear.
NEWS
May 17, 2007 | Steve Baltin
Before he was gunned down onstage on Dec. 8, 2004, by a crazed "fan" in Ohio, the late Pantera / Damageplan guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was one of the most ferocious ax-wielders in rock music. His grinding, bottom-heavy riffs helped propel Pantera from the underground to chart-topping metal gods, a feat the band reached with 1994's "Far Beyond Death." Says fellow guitarist Dave Navarro: "I've always been a fan of Pantera, particularly of his playing.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 1994 | KATHERINE TURMAN
"This ain't no (expletive) alternative show! We're the (expletive) heavy-metal band," Pantera's singer Phil Anselmo bellowed to the sold-out Santa Monica Civic Auditorium crowd on Saturday. With 90 minutes of thundering double-bass drums and six-amp stacks spewing guttural sounds that literally shook the hall's floor, the band set out to prove Anselmo's claim--and generally succeeded. As a frontman, the shorn and tattooed Anselmo has the ability to mesmerize and incite a crowd.
NATIONAL
December 9, 2004 | From Associated Press
A man walked onstage in a crowded nightclub during a rock concert Wednesday night and opened fire on the band, killing at least four people and wounding at least two others. The gunman then began firing into the crowd before he was shot to death by police, authorities said. Members of the heavy metal band Damageplan had just begun their first song at the Alrosa Villa when the man opened fire, initially targeting guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, a witness said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 1992 | Steve Hochman \f7
"We're not worthy! We're not worthy!" say Wayne and Garth. Yes you are, insists a panel of experts in the area of righteous excellence: hard-rock and heavy-metal musicians. Forget Bush vs. Buchanan or Clinton vs. Tsongas. Wayne and Garth (the honorable dudes from Aurora, Ill.) have swept out the incumbents, Bill and Ted of San Dimas, as the most excellent representatives of metal fandom, taking the helm of the Party-On Party with a resounding schwing. The vote wasn't even close.
SPORTS
July 11, 1999 | SHAV GLICK
Albert Belle, the Baltimore Oriole slugger who refuses to talk with the media, has started moonlighting as a columnist for a new newspaper, the Baltimore Press. "Does Belle's new job permit him to talk to himself?" asks the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "And if he is brave enough to ask himself a question . . . will he answer or just walk away?" * Trivia time: Who was the first American golfer to win the British Open?
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 2007 | Greg Burk, Special to The Times
When Korn launched the first Family Values Tour in 1998, the title was a slap at a culture that Jonathan Davis, the Bakersfield band's singer, perceived as mired in child abuse. But at the final show of this year's tour Sunday at Irvine's Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, a more literal connotation prevailed. A toddler ran around in a gangsta head scarf. A pair of brothers casually competed in a Guitar Hero video game contest.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 1999 | MARK CHALON SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Freshening Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" isn't the easiest thing to do. The comedy, undoubtedly Simon's most popular, is as familiar and predictable as a gag heard over and over. First produced in 1965, the play has probably found its way to more theaters (mostly smaller ones; community playhouses can't get enough of Simon) than any of his other works. And don't forget the TV show it inspired, which still turns up on cable, featuring the perennially middle-aged Tony Randall and Jack Klugman.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 2001 | ROGER CATLIN, HARTFORD COURANT
For Pantera, the novelty of playing outside in the summertime has worn off. "The weather, the elements, the bugs," says Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul over the phone from Dallas. "You never know when it's going to rain. And then there are those times when it's 115 degrees and humid." Being from Texas, the band knows those kinds of days all too well. "One time we were on the Ozzfest in Washington, D.C.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|