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‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott vs. Zakk Wylde – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Quarterfinals

'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott vs. Zakk Wylde
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Pantera‘s ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott was paired with Korn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch in Round 2 after both guitarists scored victories in our competition’s first round. During this pairing, however, even Head himself campaigned for a Dimebag victory, which was achieved by a huge margin. A favorite to win the entire competition, the late Dimebag is now paired against one of his very best friends.

Zakk Wylde stomped out AC/DC’s Angus Young during the duo’s Round 2 battle, allowing Wylde to advance into the Quarterfinals. The Black Label Society / Ozzy Osbourne axeman now takes on his late buddy Dimebag in what is sure to be one of this competition’s most intriguing matchups.

‘Dimebag’ Darrell or Zakk Wylde? Cast your vote for the Greatest Metal Guitarist in the poll below! Voting for this round closes on Sunday, Aug. 4 at 11:59PM ET. Fans can vote once per hour, so keep coming back to make sure that your favorite metal musician wins!

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