As the accomplishments of Pantera/Damageplan guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott have continued to live triumphantly through this seventh anniversary of his passing, metal's biggest names have come out to show their respect and admiration for Dimebag. Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford recently spoke with Revolver about his friendship with the legendary guitarist.
Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler and Dimebag Darrell's longtime love Rita Haney are among the honorees for the first annual Ronnie James Dio's Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund Awards Gala.
In a new video interview, singer Phil Anselmo says he thinks a Pantera reunion would have definitely happened if late guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was still alive. Anselmo also calls out Dimebag's brother, drummer Vinnie Paul, insisting "that motherf---er is so f---ing terrified of me."
In a recent interview with RockMyMonkey TV, ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott’s longtime girlfriend Rita Haney commented on her recent contact with former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo and her openness to forgive him after the longstanding rift between Anselmo and the Abbott camp, primarily centered around the demise of Pantera.
Guitarist Darrell 'Dimebag' Abbott left a monstrous hole in the hearts of many when we lost him on Dec. 8, 2004. Gunned down while his band Damageplan performed at Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio, he was taken from the world far too soon
When the 2011 Rockstar Mayhem Festival pulled into Dallas on Wednesday, Aug. 10, no one could guess the metal magic that would go down later that night.