VINNIE PAUL Was 'Very Proud' To Have DIMEBAG's Guitar Inducted Into Hard Rock Café

Former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott has posted the following message on the Big Vin Records MySpace page:

"The Hard Rock [Café] 35th anniversary party was off the chain!!! Yes, the Hard Rock always does it top-notch and this was no different... lots of drinkin' and rockin'... MÖTLEY CRÜE kicked some major ass and it was fun seeing them in such an intimate setting.

"The highlight of the night for me was having Dime's [late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist and Vinnie's brother "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott] 'Reinventing the Steel' guitar inducted into the New York City Hard Rock. His legacy will live on forever and it was a very proud moment!! Also, REBEL MEETS REBEL looks like it may get nominated for a Grammy... If so, and you vote, please hook us up because it is truly a special collaboration!!"

Check out some of Vinnie's pictures at this location.

As previously reported, Vinnie Paul Abbott will embark on a Canadian promotional tour to promote his Pearl signature snare drum, REBEL MEETS REBEL and "DimeVision - Vol 1: That's The Fun I Have" (the recently released DVD tribute to Dimebag). He will be making the following in-store appearances:

Oct. 20 - Calgary, Alberta - Mothers Music
Oct. 21 - Edmonton, Alberta - Long & McQuade
Oct. 22 - Prince George, B.C. - Electron Sound & Percussion
Oct. 23 - Kelowna, B.C. - Wentworth Music
Oct. 24 - Vancouver, B.C. - Pacific Drums
Oct. 25 - Nanaimo, B.C. - Music Max

As previously reported, "DimeVision - Vol 1: That's The Fun I Have" has been officially certified gold in Canada. The disc was previously certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for U.S. shipments of 50,000 units.

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