STYX guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw paid tribute to Vinnie Paul.
Shaw wrote: “So sad to hear about the passing of Vinnie Paul. We met when JY [STYX guitarist James Young] and I joined him on Eddie Trunk’s ‘That Metal Show’ on March 17, 2012. We were immediately taken by his good nature, humility and sense of humor.
“There are few stories in rock that can rival what Vinnie Paul experienced. From mega success to tragedy, he was amazingly unaffected by it all.
“I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to spend time with him that day and wish his friends and family comfort as they mourn his loss.
“Rock on, Vinnie Paul!”