DimeBash went off without a hitch last night (Dec. 14) at the Key Club in West Hollywood, Calif. Presented by 'That Metal Show' hosts Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson, the event boasted some of metal's most legendary musicians paying tribute to the late Pantera / Damageplan guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott.
The lineup for the second annual DimeBash has been announced. The show is a tribute to the late, great guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott, who tragically was gunned down seven years ago today, Dec. 8, in Ohio while doing what he loved most: playing guitar. He was performing with his post-Pantera band Damageplan when a disturbed fan opened fire at close range and shot him.
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.