Hellyeah on Vinnie Paul’s Death: ‘Sadness, Shock, Confusion, Anger, Despair’

One of Vinnie Paul’s bandmates in the metal supergroup Hellyeah penned a tribute to the drummer Saturday morning following news of Paul’s death.

“Just so broken hearted and in shock. I’m struggling to write this but we want to thank you all for your kind words and support in this tragic time,” Hellyeah guitarist Tom Maxwell wrote on the band’s Facebook. “We don’t have much info to give you other then Vinnie is now with Dime [brother “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, who was shot and killed onstage in 2004] and they are together in a better place.”

Paul, drummer and co-founder of heavy metal acts Pantera and Damageplan, died Friday night in Las Vegas, Nevada at the…