Watch Jason Bonham Dedicate ‘Stairway to Heaven’ to Vinnie Paul
The tributes to Vinnie Paul continue to pour in following news of his unexpected death this past Friday, with one of the latest coming from a particularly poignant place in Jason Bonham. The son of legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, who also died way too young at the age of just 32, dedicated "Stairway to Heaven" to the ex-Pantera stickman Saturday night (June 23) in Camden, N.J. where his Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening was performing.
"It passes by so quickly; a very special song, that we didn't do last year," Bonham says in a fan-filmed video which can be viewed above. "But I thought it was right, and especially right to do it today. I'd like to dedicate this song to a dear friend of mine Mr. Vinnie Paul, who we lost last night. This is to celebrate, not to be down. Let's celebrate the life. God bless you, tell the one you're with you love 'em every day. This song's for all of you."
The Pantera and Hellyeah drummer died at age 54.
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