This is my very small part in honouring Vinnie Paul- RIP June 2018.
In 2007, shortly after starting on radio, Hellyeah had released their debut and announced a world tour- including shows in NZ & Australia.
It was through the promotion of this tour that I was permitted an interview (phone) and eventually a quick meet and greet with the band.
I realise many more people and professionals have given their tributes, all no doubt had more interaction with Vinnie Paul than my phone call & hand shake, but despite how insignificant that might seem, I was left with the indelible impression that here was a man who truly lived up to all the praise and hype.
-- Metalsucks -dot- net with their collation of social media tributes : http://www.metalsucks.net/2018/06/23/members-of-metallica-slipknot-lamb-of-god-and-more-share-tributes-to-vinnie-paul/