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Vinnie Paul Wins Drummer of the Year in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards

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Vinnie Paul of Pantera and Hellyeah has captured the Drummer of the Year award in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards. In what has been a storied career, 2012 proved to be one of Vinnie Paul’s landmark years for various reasons.

The legendary stickman’s drumming appears on the Pantera track ‘Piss,’ which was released as a never-before-heard track on the 20th anniversary edition of ‘Vulgar Display of Power.’ The long lost tune won Metal Song of the Year in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards.

But it doesn’t stop there: Vinnie Paul delivered some crushing beats on ‘Band of Brothers,’ the latest album from his band Hellyeah. In the end, he dominated the competition with 37 percent of the vote for 2012 Drummer of the Year.

So, throw back a ‘Blacktooth’ and get ‘Drink Drank Drunk’ in honor of Vinnie Paul. Congrats Vinnie! Keep the good stuff comin’. See the full voting results below and click the red button to see the next winner:

Next Winner: New Artist of the Year

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