Gene Simmons Photographed Autographing Vinnie Paul’s Coffin

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Update: Joe Stacey from Nashville Casket Sales let us know that the photo is of Gene signing his prototype casket.

KISS legend Gene Simmons was photographed autographing a prototype of late Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul’s coffin on Saturday at his funeral in Arlington, Texas. Paul was buried in a KISS coffin.

Nashville Casket Sales owner Joe Stacey has told Fox 17 that his company made the KISS casket that Vinnie Paul Abbott will be buried in later today in Arlington, Texas.

“For whatever reason, the original company lost the license to make a KISS casket,” Stacey said. “Now, we’re the only ones with the license.”

The KISS casket costs $3,000 and was provided to the Abbott family by KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. The casket was offered as a gift at Vinnie’s family’s request. The Pantera and Hellyeah drummer was laid to rest in some of his trademark clothes, including his hat, shoes and flannel on Saturday next to his brother Dimebag Darrell and his mother.

A public celebration of life was held for fans on Sunday. Paul died in his sleep last month at his home in Las Vegas.

[Noticias] VINNIE PAUL… Se le dice adiós a Vinnie Paul, batería de Pantera, Hellyeah, Damageplan y Rebel Meet Rebel. . Este fin de semana el músico fue despedido con dos ceremonias. Una privada este sábado 30 de junio, además de una pública, el domingo 1 de julio. Hasta el momento no se han revelado muchos detalles, aunque Vinnie Paul será enterrado en un ataúd de Kiss con un modelo idéntico al de su hermano, el recordado Dimebag Darrell, asesinado el 8 de diciembre de 2004 y se trata de un regalo de la propia banda y de mano de Gene Simmons y Paul Stanley. Vinnie también será enterrado con algunas de sus ropas, como su sombrero vaquero favorito y zapatos”. Su lugar de descanso final será el mismo cementerio ubicado en Arlington, donde también están su hermano y madre. . . . #VinniePaul #DimebagDarrel #RIP #Pantera #Hellyeah #DamagePlan #Vinnie #Paul #RebelMeetRebel #Kiss #Metal #GrooveMetal #GeneSimmons #PaulStanley #Legend #Legends #CerebrosExprimidos #Repost From @cerebros_exprimidos #CulturaRock #CulturaMusical

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