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Philip Anselmo on Why Dimebag Darrell Was the ‘Greatest Metal Guitarist’ [Exclusive Video]

Last week, the late Dimebag Darrell was crowned the champion of Loudwire’s Greatest Metal Guitarist tournament after a monthlong fan-voted competition. A few days after the contest ended, Dime’s longtime Pantera bandmate Philip Anselmo stopped by the Loudwire studio to talk about his new solo project, but he proceeded to blow our minds when we asked him about Dimebag winning the tournament.

While it’s clear that metal fans love Dimebag, we wanted to know from Anselmo himself what made Dimebag so great. Anselmo gave us an incredibly heartfelt response, with the emotions strongly displayed in his facial expressions and his voice. If you weren’t convinced of Dimebag’s greatness after our tournament, there’s a strong chance this video of Anselmo will make you a believer.

Today (Aug. 20) would have marked Dimebag Darrell’s 47th birthday, and we can’t think of a better way to honor him than with this impassioned video featuring Philip Anselmo. Watch for yourself above.

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