Gasoline (band)

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For the Danish rock band, see Gasolin'.
Origin United States
Genres Southern rock, heavy metal
Associated acts Pantera, Pumpjack, Hellyeah

Gasoline are a southern rock[1] band and side project for former Pantera member Vinnie Paul. They once included Dimebag Darrell, Thurber T. Mingus, and Stroker of Pumpjack. Paul described the group's general theme as "booze and women."[2] The band has covered many artists including Pat Travers, Ted Nugent, Black Sabbath, W.A.S.P., Thin Lizzy, Quiet Riot, and Slayer,[3] but have also performed original songs like "This Ain’t a Beer Belly, It’s a Gas Tank For My Love Machine" and "Get Drunk Now."[4] Paul claims the band formed as followed:

Pantera played every New Year’s Eve until about ’97. After that, the other two guys decided they didn’t want to play on New Year’s Eve, and that was my favorite time to play. Me and Dime decided that we’d put together a good time band and just do cover tunes and it was all about beer drinkin' and hell raisin'.[4]

In 2006 Pantera's ex-bassist, Rex Brown, played with Vinnie Paul in Texas for the first time in several years with the band.[5]


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  • Sharpe-Young, Garry (2005). New Wave of American Heavy Metal. Zonda Books Limited. ISBN 0-9582684-0-1.