Before he unexpectedly left us this past Friday (June 22), Vinnie Paul actually revealed the album he’d like played at his funeral, singling out Guns N’ Roses’ monumental 1987 debut “Appetite for Destruction.”
The drummer told Metal Hammer:
“I’d really want to choose an album that was a goddamn good time, like fuckin’ Guns N’ Roses. I’d want people to celebrate what we’ve done and the fact that we’d had a great life. I wouldn’t want my funeral to be a sad, sappy thing. I’d have the whole album, but ‘Paradise City’ and ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ would give off a positive vibe.”
He also named “Cowboys From Hell” as the album he wants to be remembered by, saying:
“All the albums are great, and I’m really proud to be a part of all of them, but I think the one that people will never forget Pantera for is ‘Cowboys From Hell.’ Every fan knows that song.
“For the picture of us all in that bar, they took the photos of us individually and placed them on there – if you look closely you can see that they cut the head stock off Dime’s guitar.”