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‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott vs. Brian ‘Head’ Welch – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Round 2

'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott / Brian 'Head' Welch
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Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman may shred faster than a supercomputer, but the axeman crashed after going head-to-head with 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott. The memory and legacy of Pantera's master shredder re

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‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott vs. Ben Weinman – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Round 1

Dimebag Darrell Abbott vs. Ben Weinman
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Here's an interesting matchup. We've got two of modern metal's most innovative axe-slingers. Pantera's 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott created groove-laden thrash riffs which haven't aged a day since his band took over the world with classic albums such as 'Cowboys From Hell' and 'Vulgar Display of Power.' The crunch of Dime's guitar mixed with his fluid shredding surely makes him one of metal's greatest guitarists, and his legacy continues to grow after his tragic death.

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Drummer Vinnie Paul on Pantera Reunion: ‘It’s Never Gonna Happen’

Vinnie Paul
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Despite the tragic death of shredder 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott and the hostility held between certain members of the great Pantera, there has been rumblings of a possible reunion of the band for the past few years. Pantera / Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul hasn't been one to pioneer any sort of reunion, and while paying tribute to late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman along with his late brother Dimebag, the drummer addressed the Pantera situation with a simple bat-away.

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Late Pantera Guitarist ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott Immortalized in Canadian Wax Museum

Dimebag Darrell Wax Statue
Rock Legends Wax Museum

If you happen to be on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls anytime soon, you may want to check out the Rock Legends Wax Museum during your trip. The tourist attraction boasts a fair number of wax statues, but now metalheads can gather round a new life-sized figure of late Pantera guitarist 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott.

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Machine Head Perform Pantera’s ‘F—ing Hostile’ in Memory of Dimebag Darrell

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It's been eight years since the tragic onstage murder of Pantera / Damageplan guitar legend 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott, but the utter outpouring of love, respect and the desire to memorialize the man has not diminished one iota. Among those who honored Dimebag's legacy this year are Robb Flynn and the rest of Machine Head.

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Dimebag Darrell Memorialized Onstage by Hellyeah, Lamb of God, In Flames + Sylosis

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This past Saturday, Dec. 8, marked the eight-year anniversary of Pantera / Damageplan guitarist 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott's tragic death. In his memory, Dimebag's brother, Hellyeah / Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul, took a moment onstage in Kansas City, Mo., to memorialize the fallen guitar legend as he brought tour mates Lamb of God, In Flames and Sylosis onstage for a round of Black Tooth Grin shots.

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Slayer’s Kerry King + Anthrax’s Scott Ian Share Dimebag Darrell Memories

Scott Ian and Kerry King

Get Slayer's Kerry King and Anthrax's Scott Ian in front of a camera together, and all you have to do is get out of the way while two hard rock legends talk -- which is exactly what the producers at did recently when King and Ian arrived in the studio to discuss their recent Metal Masters 4 concert.

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Vinnie Paul Discusses Randy Blythe Situation – Exclusive Video Interview

Vinne Paul and Randy Blythe
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In an exclusive interview with Loudwire, Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul talked about the legal situation Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe is currently in overseas in the Czech Republic. The legendary Pantera stickman knows all-too-well the dangers of fans jumping on-stage at live shows. Nearly eight years ago, his brother Dimebag Darrell was tragically shot and killed right in front of him during a Damageplan set in Columbus, Ohio.

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Dimebag – Stage Name Origins

"Dimebag" Darrell Abbott
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Do we really have to explain this one? The legendary Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott first adopted the name of "Diamond" Darrell Abbott during the early stages of the band.

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Pantera ‘Vulgar Display of Power’ Deluxe CD + Dean ‘Dimebonics’ Guitar Giveaway

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If you just fainted at the sight of this insanely awesome Dimebag Darrell 'Dimebonics' guitar, compose yourself and get ready to pass out once again -- because we at Loudwire, along with our brother site Ultimate Classic Rock, are giving away one of these beauties to a lucky reader.

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