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.
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.
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.
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 Fuse.tv did recently when King and Ian arrived in the studio to discuss their recent Metal Masters 4 concert.
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.
Just a week after the unreleased Pantera song 'Piss' hit radio stations, another unheard piece of the late Dimebag Darrell's legacy arrives in the form of 'Twisted' -- a song the legendary guitarist wrote and recorded that is helping to launch a new line of Dimebag Darrell tribute skateboards.
Hellyeah / ex-Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul recently spoke about a hypothetical Pantera reunion during an interview with radio station 97.1 The Eagle Rocks. During the discussion, Paul revealed that if a Pantera reunion were to happen, his first and only choice to fill in for his late brother "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott would be Black Label Society shredder Zakk Wylde.
The Ride for Dime Motorcycle Run set for March 31 will not only honor the late, great Dimebag Darrell Abbott of Pantera fame. It will benefit Kids Charity of Tampa Bay, a nonprofit that serves abused, abandoned and neglected kids in the Tampa Bay area. The Ride for Dime events take place nationally and benefit local children's charities and this marks the inaugural Ride for Dime in Florida. The rides make sure that Dime's memory lives on and also help those in need.