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‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott Wins Loudwire’s Greatest Metal Guitarist Tournament

Dimebag Darrell Greatest Metal Guitarist Champion
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In a competition that started out with 32 of metal's finest axe-slingers and shredders, and featured well over a million votes, late Pantera legend 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott has emerged victorious in Loudwire's Greatest Metal Guitarist tournament.

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Ride For Dime 2013 Texas Charity Event Scheduled in Honor of ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott


For music fans looking for a good cause to get behind, the annual ‘Ride for Dime’ event is just around the corner scheduled for Aug. 16 and 17 in Texas. With events scheduled in both Fort Worth and Dallas, friends, fans and family members will all join forces to remember Pantera guitarist “Dimebag" Darrell Abbott with a motorcycle ride followed by two nights of great music.

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Philip Anselmo & The Illegals Perform Pantera’s ‘Walk’ With Cancer-Stricken Fan

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

On Tuesday, July 31, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals kicked off their U.S tour in Tulsa, Okla. During the show, Anselmo invited a young fan who is battling cancer to come onstage with the band to help perform a rendition of Pantera‘s 'Walk' (watch fan-shot video above) via the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

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Which Pantera, Superjoint Ritual + Down Songs Would You Love to See Philip Anselmo Perform?

Phil Anselmo
Photo by Estevam Romera

Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals are set to embark on their first-ever tour beginning July 31 in Tulsa, Okla. Anselmo and the boys are sure to play plenty of material from the act's debut album, 'Walk Through Exits Only' (due July 16), but if you could hand-pick your dream Anselmo set list, which Pantera, Superjoint Ritual and Down songs would you add?

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

Vinnie Paul
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

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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Guns N’ Roses + Pantera Rockers Join Forces for New Kiss Tribute Band A.L.I.V.E.!

Bumblefoot and Rex Brown
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Leave it to Kiss to bring four diverse rockers together for a new project. Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal and Pantera and Kill Devil Hill bassist Rex Brown are just two of the members of the new all-star Kiss tribute band A.L.I.V.E.!.  A.L.I.V.E.! also features former Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy, and Kill Devil Hill guitarist Mark Zavon. The foursome are calling their new collaboration A.L.I.V.E.! a true tribute to ‘70s era Kiss.

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Slayer + Philip Anselmo Perform Pantera Classic During Concert in Greece

Phil Anselmo + Kerry King
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Metal fans in Greece were lucky enough to witness a collaboration of godlike awesomeness last night (July 1), as Slayer and Phil Anselmo converged onstage to perform a classic metal anthem. Slayer and Anselmo have jammed together in the past, notably during the most recent Metal Masters clinic, but the Greek crowd was still privy to a rare and pummeling performance of Pantera's 'F---ing Hostile.'

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The Many Faces of Philip Anselmo

Phil Anselmo
Photo by Jimmy Hubbard

Whether you know frontman Philip Anselmo from his years with the almighty Pantera or you’ve seen him live with his current band Down, you've seen that this legendary vocalist puts his blood, sweat and tears into each performance.

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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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Anthrax Rock 2013 Revolver Golden Gods With Pantera’s Philip Anselmo + Rex Brown

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Anthrax kicked off the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods last night (May 2) with a set that included blistering performances of 'Caught in a Mosh' and 'Fight 'Em Till You Can't,' before the band welcomed the night's first surprise guests -- Pantera's Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown -- for a performance of Pantera

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