Vinnie Paul (Pantera, HELLYEAH) Was Left Out Of The Grammy Awards’ “In Memoriam” Segment

Sadly, the legendary Vinnie Paul Abbott was left out of the Grammy Awards‘ televised “in memoriam” segment last night (February 10). The drummer is just the latest metal icon to get excluded following Slayer‘s Jeff Hanneman, GWAR‘s Oderus Urungus, etc. However, Abbott was mentioned on Grammy.com, along with Oli Herbert (All That Remains), Kyle Pavone (We Came As Romans), Jill Janus (Huntress), etc., who were all snubbed on TV as well. Several members of the rock/metal community took to social media to voice their frustrations:

Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale:

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It was a whirlwind of a Grammy Week. It was so wonderful to be nominated, and I’m honored to have lost that Grammy to one of my influences, Chris Cornell. His children got up on stage and filled my heart with such love as they paid tribute to their father. But I am disappointed and disheartened that Vinnie Paul of Pantera/ Hell Yeah,All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert and Kyle Pavone of We Came As Romans were not acknowledged in the Annual Memoriam list this year. There's a committee at The Recording Academy and, in December, they put together a list that goes into the hundreds, 300 to 400 people. They go through that list and this committee votes. And from that, they cut it down to a reasonable number for television. I get it. But that is not an excuse for not including my friend Vinnie Paul of Pantera/ Hell Yeah, who has in fact…been nominated for 4 Grammy awards. I am very much aware that our genre is still not given the respect that it deserves. This is why I’m involved. That’s why I was there, in my leather jacket and horns raised, representing my genre Presenting Awards at the Pre Televised ceremony. That is why I was present at the televised show, sitting next to the cool kids. Like anything in this world, if you want change, you must take action. If I threw in the towel the first or hundredth time someone didn’t take me seriously or told me I couldn’t make it cuz I was a girl… then all the hard work and passion I bear for my love of music would be wasted. So, with the same passion, I will not waste my time in the light. I will continue to be an ambassador for Rock and to fight for the respect that it deserves. -Lzzy Hale #RaiseYourHorns #TheGrammys #RockNeverDies

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Fozzy’s Chris Jericho:

Trivium’s Matt Heafy:

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We Came As Romans Still Plan To Continue As A Quintet

During a recent interview with Kerrang!, Dave Stephens confirmed that We Came As Romans still plan to move forward following the death of Kyle Pavone. He went on to say that the band will not replace the singer and that they will continue performing as a quintet like they did on their recent tour with Bullet For My Valentine.

Stephens said the following about playing live shows without Pavone:

“We wrote those songs together and they’re still my songs as well, but it’s weird even for me singing his parts. I’m sure it’s kind of strange to the fans and the band, but I can’t imagine how much more strange it would be to have someone else singing them permanently. We don’t ever want to add another member again, and at this point, we’re closer than ever. We wanna do our best to honor [him] and make him proud, but never replace him. He definitely won’t be forgotten.”

He also added the following about the group’s future plans:

“I think as of now, we need some time to navigate our grief. We got the tour done and a lot of those firsts that were going to be really difficult out of the way. I guess the next first would be writing music without him, and I’m not sure when that will happen. We definitely plan on continuing on. Kyle and all of us dedicated so much time to making this happen because we all wanted it so band, and I know he would be pretty livid if we threw in the towel.”

For Today To Reunite For We Came As Romans’ Kyle Pavone Tribute Show, More Guests Revealed

We Came As Romans have revealed more of the special guests that will be taking part in the upcoming tribute show for their late singer Kyle Pavone. The event will take place at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI on October 28 and it will feature: Jake Luhrs (August Burns Red), Matty Mullins (Memphis May Fire), Eric Vanlerberghe (I Prevail), Cody Carson (Set It Off), Andy Leo (Crown The Empire), members of Born Of Osiris, and Nick Sampson. Notably, For Today will also be reuniting to perform a We Came As Romans song at the concert. All of the guests have previously toured with and/or worked with We Came As Romans. Some will join the band onstage, while others will perform solo. Some of Pavone’s favorite electronic artists and DJs will also participate. Proceeds from the show will go towards The Kyle Pavone Foundation.

Issues Frontman Tyler Carter Drops Out Of Kyle Pavone Tribute Show

Issues’ Tyler Carter will no longer be taking part in the upcoming tribute show for late We Came As Romans singer Kyle Pavone. He revealed the news in the below video, which also finds him opening up about Pavone’s death and reflecting on the times they had together. The tribute show will take place at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI on October 28 and it will feature members of August Burns Red, Memphis May Fire, I Prevail, etc. Proceeds from the concert will go towards The Kyle Pavone Foundation.

Members Of Issues, August Burns Red, Etc. To Appear At We Came As Romans’ Kyle Pavone Tribute Show

We Came As Romans have revealed the special guests set to perfom at the upcoming tribute show for their late singer Kyle Pavone. The event will take place at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI on October 28 and it will feature: Issues’ Tyler Carter, August Burns Red’s Jake Luhrs, Memphis May Fire’s Matty Mullins, I Prevail’s Eric Vanlerberghe, members of Born Of Osiris, members of For Today, and Nick Sampson. All of the guests have previously toured with and/or worked with We Came As Romans. Some will join the band onstage, while others will perform solo. Some of Pavone’s favorite electronic artists and DJs will also participate. Proceeds from the show will go towards The Kyle Pavone Foundation.

We Came As Romans Announce Kyle Pavone Tribute Show

We Came As Romans have announced a tribute show for their late singer Kyle Pavone. It will take place at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI on October 28 and a number of special guests are expected to perfom. Proceeds from the event will go towards The Kyle Pavone Foundation.

We Came As Romans Pay Tribute To Kyle Pavone At First Live Show Since His Death

Last night (September 18) at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO, We Came As Romans took the stage for the first time since the tragic death Kyle Pavone. Before performing “Lost In The Moment” at the show, the band took some time to pay tribute to the singer. You can see footage of that below:

Vocalist Dave Stephens told the crowd the following:

“A few weeks ago we lost our best friend our bandmate our brother our singer/keyboardist Kyle Pavone. And this is our first show that we’ve done without him. Thank you guys for being so accepting tonight.

This is something I wasn’t sure we’d ever get to do again. I think it’s what he would have wanted. I think it’s the best way to honor his legacy.

One of the things that I admired most about him was his ability to not regret his past, not worry about his future, and live in the present and enjoy that moment because he believed things could change so quickly and those great things could be taken from you in a heartbeat.”

The group are currently out on tour with Bullet For My Valentine. Here’s the dates for that run:

09/19 Little Rock, AR – The Metroplex (no Bullet For My Valentine)
09/20 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
09/21 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
09/22 Austin, TX – Emo’s
09/24 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre
09/25 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
09/27 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
09/30 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
10/01 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner (no Bullet For My Valentine)
10/02 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
10/03 Syracuse, NY – SI Hall
10/04 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
10/05 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall (no Bullet For My Valentine)
10/06 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall (no Bullet For My Valentine)
10/07 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
10/09 Wichita, KS – Cotillion Ballroom
10/10 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
10/12 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
10/13 Tucson, AZ – The Rock (no Bullet For My Valentine)
10/15 San Diego, CA – The Irenic (no Bullet For My Valentine)
10/16 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues

[via The PRP]