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Dimebag Darrell

Background information
Birth name Darrell Lance Abbott
Also known as Diamond Darrell
Born August 20, 1966(1966-08-20)
Arlington, Texas, U.S.
Died December 8, 2004 (aged 38)
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Genre(s) Groove metal,Glam metal ,thrash metal ,heavy metal
Occupation(s) guitarist, Musician, Songwriter
Instrument(s) guitar, Vocals
Years active 1966 - 2004
Label(s) Atco, Big Vin
Associated acts Pantera, Damageplan, Rebel Meets Rebel,
Notable instrument(s)
Signature "Dimebag" models issued by Dean and Washburn

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Best known as a founding member of the heavy metal bands Pantera and Damageplan, he was also active in country music, notably the project Rebel Meets Rebel. Remembered for his amiable nature and rapport with fans, critic Greg Prato [1] describes Abbott as "one of the most influential stylists in modern metal." Heavy metal redirects here. ... For other uses, see Pantera (disambiguation). ... Damageplan (originally New Found Power) was a US-American heavy metal band, showcasing the groove metal sound that was demonstrated by guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott and drummer Vinnie Paul while playing in Pantera, most notably on the Vulgar Display of Power album. ... Rebel Meets Rebel is a heavy metal/country crossover project with David Allan Coe on vocals, Dimebag Darrell on guitar, Rex Brown on bass, and Vinnie Paul on drums. ...


Abbott was shot dead while performing with Damageplan on December 8, 2004.

Contents

Biography

Early years

He was born to Jerry Abbott, a noted country musician and producer. Darrell took up guitar when he was in his early teens, winning a series of local guitar competitions, where in one he was awarded his first Dean (later known as the ML styled guitar.) Coincidentally, his father had bought him a cherryburst finish Dean (ML) standard the morning before the competition, so he only had a few hours of playing time on it. These and another contest prize, his first Randall Amplifier, are the two staples of his style and sound. By the age of 16 he had already won all the bass contests in the area of Texas and was barred from entering any further competitions (as he had already won them all), but was asked to return as a judge. Abbott, Jerry is the duude ... Dean Guitars is a manufacturer of musical instruments, primarily famous for their electric guitars. ...


As a child, Abbott became a member of the KISS Army, enlisting with his neighbor and later girlfriend Rita Haney; the first rock concert they attended was a KISS performance. This Kiss Army ad from 1978 used language similar to earlier military recruitment posters. ...


Abbott has stated that his main influences were Ace Frehley of KISS and Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen. He said he would try and mimic what he'd seen from them, which later developed into his own unique signature playing style. Paul Daniel Frehley (born April 27, 1951[1]), better known as Ace Frehley, is an American guitarist best known as a founding member and lead guitarist for the rock band Kiss. ... Edward Lodewijk Eddie Van Halen (born January 26, 1955)[1], is a Dutch-American guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer most famous for being the lead guitarist and co-founder of the rock band Van Halen. ... This article is about the band Van Halen. ...


Pantera

Main article: Pantera

Pantera was formed in 1981 with Dimebag's brother Vinnie Paul on drums. They began in the glam metal style, but afterwards branched out into a more aggressive, hard-edged sound that achieved commercial success and critical acclaim. For other uses, see Pantera (disambiguation). ... Vinnie Paul (Vincent Paul Abbott) (born on March 11, 1964), in Dallas, Texas, United States is a heavy metal drummer and producer most known for his work in Pantera and Damageplan. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ...


The band officially split in 2003 due to conflicts between members, notably singer Phil Anselmo who, in the throes of a heroin addiction, started lashing out at other members. Anselmo left the band for other projects, such as Superjoint Ritual and Down. After a year, brothers Vinnie and Dimebag eventually went on to form Damageplan, and Rebel Meets Rebel with country legend David Allan Coe. Philip Hansen Anselmo (born June 30, 1968 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a heavy metal vocalist and musician, currently performing with Down. ... Heroin (INN: diacetylmorphine, BAN: diamorphine) is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from morphine, a derivative of the opium poppy. ... Superjoint Ritual was a New Orleans Sludge/Crossover Thrash band formed by Phil Anselmo, Joe Fazzio, and Jimmy Bower in the early 1990s, later to be joined by Hank Williams III, and Kevin Bond. ... Down is an American southern heavy metal supergroup formed in 1991. ... Damageplan (originally New Found Power) was a US-American heavy metal band, showcasing the groove metal sound that was demonstrated by guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott and drummer Vinnie Paul while playing in Pantera, most notably on the Vulgar Display of Power album. ... Rebel Meets Rebel is a heavy metal/country crossover project with David Allan Coe on vocals, Dimebag Darrell on guitar, Rex Brown on bass, and Vinnie Paul on drums. ... “If That Aint Country” redirects here. ...


Three of Dimebag's solos from Pantera songs ranked among Guitar World magazine's top 100 of all-time: "Walk" (#57), "Cemetery Gates" (#35), and "Floods" (#15).[2] Guitar solos are a melodic passage, section, or entire piece of music written for an electric guitar or an acoustic guitar. ... Two issues of Guitar World featuring Jimmy Page, and Jimi Hendrix on the covers, and the accompanying CDs (May 2005, October 2005) Guitar World is a monthly music magazine devoted to guitarists. ... Walk is one of heavy metal band Panteras most popular and influential songs from the 1992 album Vulgar Display of Power. ... For the Smiths song Cemetry Gates, see the album The Queen Is Dead Cemetery Gates is a seven minute song by heavy metal band Pantera. ... Floods is a song by heavy metal band Pantera off of 1996s The Great Southern Trendkill. ...


Other projects

Shortly before singer Phil Anselmo joined Pantera, Abbott was invited to join Dave Mustaine's Megadeth. According to both Darrell and Mustaine's telling, Darrell was willing to join, but on the condition that Mustaine also hired his drumming brother Vinnie. Mustaine replied that he had already hired a drummer, Nick Menza, so Darrell turned down his offer and stayed with Pantera. Philip Hansen Anselmo (born June 30, 1968 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a heavy metal vocalist and musician, currently performing with Down. ... For other uses, see Pantera (disambiguation). ... Dave Mustaine (born September 13, 1961 in La Mesa, California, USA) is the lead/rhythm guitarist, songwriter, and singer for the thrash metal band Megadeth. ... Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... Nick Menza (born 23 July 1968 in Munich, Germany) is a drummer best known for his work in Megadeth. ...


In 1992 Pantera teamed up with Rob Halford (Of Judas Priest) releasing a track called 'Light Comes Out Of Black'. Dimebag Darrell played all the guitar parts, Rex Brown played all the bass, Vinnie Paul played all the drums, Rob Halford sang lead vocals while Philip Anselmo sang backing vocals. This song was released on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer (film) soundtrack on July 28th, 1992. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a 1992 comedy film about a Valley Girl cheerleader (Kristy Swanson) chosen by fate to fight and kill vampires. ...


In 1997 an Ace Frehley tribute album called Return Of The Comet: A Tribute To Ace Frehley was released. Dimebag and his brother Vinnie Paul cover Ace's song 'Snowblind' on track 7. Dimebag also covered Ace's instrumental song 'Fractured Mirror' but this was not released on this album.


On and off between 1996 and the formation of Damageplan, the Abbott brothers and Pantera Bassist Rex Brown teamed up with country singer David Allan Coe for a project called Rebel Meets Rebel. Vinnie's favorite recorded Dimebag solo is on this album, part of the track "Get Out Of My Life". The album was released May 2, 2006 on Vinnie's "Big Vin Records" label. For other uses, see Pantera (disambiguation). ... Rex Robert Brown (born July 27, 1964 in Graham, Texas) is a bassist, best known for his work with the American heavy metal band Pantera from the time the band formed in the early 80s until its dissolution in 2003. ... “If That Aint Country” redirects here. ... Rebel Meets Rebel is a heavy metal/country crossover project with David Allan Coe on vocals, Dimebag Darrell on guitar, Rex Brown on bass, and Vinnie Paul on drums. ... Vinnie Paul (Vincent Paul Abbott) (born on March 11, 1964), in Dallas, Texas, United States is a heavy metal drummer and producer most known for his work in Pantera and Damageplan. ... is the 122nd day of the year (123rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Dimebag played guest guitar solos on several Anthrax songs from their John Bush era: "King Size" & "Riding Shotgun" from Stomp 442, "Inside Out" & "Born Again Idiot" from Volume 8: The Threat Is Real, "Strap It On" and "Cadillac Rock Box" (with a voice intro from Dimebag as well) from We've Come for You All. In a recent interview Anthrax bassist Frank Bello said "Darrell was basically the sixth member of Anthrax". Dimebag also performed a solo on the titular track from King Diamond's Voodoo album. Additionally a sample to a Dimebag guitar solo has been put in the Nickelback song "Side of a Bullet". This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Stomp 442 is the name of the seventh album by the band Anthrax. ... The Threat is Real is the name of the fourteenth album by the band Anthrax. ... Weve Come for You All is Anthraxs ninth full-length album. ... Frank Bello replaced Dan Lilker on bass guitar in Anthrax, a thrash metal band, on the Spreading the Disease album. ... King Diamond is the heavy metal band that King Diamond formed after the split up of his First Wave of Black Metal band Mercyful Fate. ... Voodoo is a concept album by King Diamond. ... This article is about the Canadian rock band. ...


Shortly before Abbott's death, he went into the studio with a band named Premenishen to do a guest solo on a track titled "Eyes of the South," which coincidentally is the title of one of the songs featured on the debut album by Anselmo's project Down. The band consists of two of Dimebag's cousins (bassist Heather Manly and guitarist April Adkisson). This song (track 2) can be found on Premenishen's debut album, 'Symphony For The Freaks'.


There was speculation that Abbott and close friend Zakk Wylde would collaborate with Slayer founder Kerry King; however, nothing came of these rumors. He was also confirmed as one of the original guitar player choices for Liquid Tension Experiment by Mike Portnoy.[3] Zakk Wylde (born Jeffrey Phillip Wiedlandt on January 14, 1967 in Bayonne, New Jersey) is an American musician, who is best known for his roles as a guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and founder of Black Label Society. ... Kerry King (born June 3, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is a guitarist, best known as one of the founding members of the thrash metal band Slayer. ... Liquid Tension Experiment is an instrumental progressive rock/metal project, founded by drummer Mike Portnoy, in 1997. ... Michael Stephen Mike Portnoy (born April 20, 1967) is an American drummer primarily known for his work with the progressive metal band Dream Theater. ...


Abbott's musical roots were in Country Western music; he supported the local music scene in Dallas and would sometimes record with local musicians. On December 2, 2006 a rare track of one of his collaborations was discovered. Abbott sat in on a recording session with local Dallas musician "Throbbin Donnie" Rodd and recorded "Country Western Transvestite Whore". It features Dimebag on lead guitar and lead vocals.[4] Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Dimebag and his brother Vinnie Paul along with Rex (during the Pantera Era) and Bob Zilla (Damageplan Era) performed at their New Years party every year under the name "Gasoline", which was originally and previously a project involving Dimebag and Vinnie plus Thurber Mingus and Stroker from Pumpjack. Dimebag, Vinnie and Rex also recorded a cover of the ZZ Top song "Heard It on the X" under the band name "Tres Diablos" for ECW wrestling's "Extreme Music" soundtrack. Bob Zilla was the bassist for the post-Pantera band Damageplan. ... ZZ Top (pronounced ) is an American hard rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. ...


In 2003 a Dallas band called Scum Scunge released a mini album called Five Bucks Ain't Shit. When they recorded it they were lucky enough to have Dimebag in the studio with them. He played solo's on three of their songs, 'Believe', 'How Many Times' and 'Abuse'. He was credited as Drunkbag on the album.


Death

Black ribbon sticker that appeared on vehicles in honor of Dimebag Darrell.
Black ribbon sticker that appeared on vehicles in honor of Dimebag Darrell.

On December 8, 2004, while performing with Damageplan at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio, Abbott was shot and killed onstage by former U.S. Marine Nathan Gale. Abbott was shot 3 times in the head, the third time at point blank range, killing him instantly. He was 38 years old. Image File history File links In_memory. ... Image File history File links In_memory. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Damageplan (originally New Found Power) was a US-American heavy metal band, showcasing the groove metal sound that was demonstrated by guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott and drummer Vinnie Paul while playing in Pantera, most notably on the Vulgar Display of Power album. ... The Alrosa Villa. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State Counties Franklin, Fairfield, Delaware Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City 212. ...


Three others were killed in the shooting: concert-goer Nathan Bray, age 23 of Columbus; Alrosa Villa roadie Erin Halk, age 29 of northwest Columbus; and Damageplan security chief Jeff "Mayhem" Thompson, age 40 of Texas. Damageplan's drum technician, John "Kat" Brooks, and tour manager, Chris Paluska, were injured in the rampage. For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... John Kat Brooks (born 1971) was a part of the road crew as a drum technician for the heavy metal bands Pantera and Damageplan. ...


According to police, Gale fired a total of fifteen shots, taking the time to reload once, remaining silent throughout the shooting. When security staff tried to stop him, Gale fired at them, wounding Paluska, and killing Halk, who had attempted to stop the gunman with a beer bottle as a weapon. Thompson fought with Gale for a short time, stopping him from killing Vinnie Paul Abbott and John Graham, as well as knocking off Gale's glasses (preventing him from seeing Officer Niggemeyer just minutes later), before being fatally wounded by Gale. Audience member Nathan Bray, who jumped onstage to try to give CPR to Dimebag and Thompson, stood up and took a single step towards Gale before being shot once in the chest. Brooks was scuffling with Gale onstage but was overpowered and taken hostage in a headlock position. Brooks was shot several times (once in the right hand, his right leg, and his right side) while attempting to get the gun away from Gale.


Five officers came in the front entrance led by officer Rick Crum, and moved toward the stage. Officer James D. Niggemeyer came in through the back door, behind the stage. Gale only saw the officers in front of the stage; he never saw officer Niggemeyer. When the hostage moved his head, Officer Niggemeyer shot Gale in the face with a police-issued Remington 870 shotgun. Gale was found to have 35 rounds of ammunition remaining. Officer Niggemeyer's shot was as accurate as he could have hoped for, hitting Gale with 8 out of 9 pellets from the shotgun shell. The Remington Model 870 is a U.S.-made pump-action shotgun. ...


During the rampage, nurse and audience member Mindy Reece, 28, went to the aid of Abbott. She and another fan administered CPR until paramedics arrived, but were unable to save him. CPR redirects here. ...


Following the shooting, Darrell Abbott was buried in a KISS Kasket at the Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Arlington, Texas. The Kiss Kasket. ... Arlington is a city in Tarrant County, Texas (USA) within the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area. ...


In May 2005, Officer Niggemeyer testified before the Franklin County grand jury, which is routine procedure in Franklin County after a police shooting. The grand jury did not indict Niggemeyer, finding that his actions were justified. In law and in religion, testimony is a solemn attestation as to the truth of a matter. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States[2]. As of 2000, the population was 1,068,978. ... In the American common law legal system, a grand jury is a type of jury which determines if there is enough evidence for a trial. ... In the common law legal system, an indictment (IPA: ) is a formal accusation of having committed a criminal offense. ...


Niggemeyer received a commendation from the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission for his outstanding police work in time of crisis as well as The National Rifle Association award as 2005 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. The five other officers that were first on the scene received Ohio distinguished law enforcement medals for their brave work. In 2006 James Niggemeyer penned the foreword to A Vulgar Display Of Power: Courage and Carnage at the Alrosa Villa.

Dimebag's burial stone

Early theories of motive suggested that Gale may have turned to violence in response to the breakup of Pantera, or the public dispute between Abbott and Pantera singer Phil Anselmo, but these were later ruled out by investigators. [5] Another theory was that Gale believed Abbott had stolen a song Gale wrote. In the A Vulgar Display Of Power book, several of Gale's personal writings, given to the author by Gale's mother, show that the motive of Pantera's breakup or the idea of stolen songs is false, and that due to his condition, paranoid schizophrenia, he believed that the band could read his mind, were stealing his thoughts, and laughing at him. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Philip Hansen Anselmo (born June 30, 1968 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a heavy metal vocalist and musician, currently performing with Down. ... Vulgar Display of Power is a thrash metal album by heavy metal band Pantera, released on February 25, 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... Schizophrenia is a psychiatric diagnosis denoting a persistent, often chronic, mental illness variously affecting behavior, thinking, and emotion. ...


Avenged Sevenfold's song 'Betrayed', Nickelback's 'Side of a Bullet', Cross Canadian Ragweed's 'Dimebag', Black Label Society's 'In This River', Kiuas' 'Bleeding Strings', Type O Negative's 'Halloween in Heaven', Machine Head's 'Aesthetics of Hate' and Shinedown's cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's 'Simple Man' were written in dedication of Dimebag, the second featuring a solo taken from old tapes of Dime demos, mixed in with the Nickelback song. For the self-titled album, see Avenged Sevenfold (album). ... This article is about the Canadian rock band. ... Side of a Bullet is Nickelbacks seventh and last single on the album All The Right Reasons, as announced on ultimate-guitar. ... Cross Canadian Ragweed is an American country music quartet. ... Black Label Society is a heavy metal band formed by Zakk Wylde, with nine albums released to date. ... In This River is a song by the heavy metal band Black Label Society from their 2005 album, Mafia. ... Kiuas are a power metal band from Espoo, Finland. ... This article is about the band. ... This article is about the band. ... Aesthetics of Hate is a song by heavy metal band Machine Head from their sixth studio album The Blackening. ... Shinedown is a hard rock/post-grunge band that originated in Jacksonville, Florida. ... Lynyrd Skynyrd (pronounced lĕh-nérd skin-nérd) (pronounced ) is an iconic U.S. Southern rock band. ... For other uses, see demo. ...


Magazine appearances

Abbott frequently appeared in guitar magazines, both in advertisements for equipment he endorsed and in readers' polls, where he was often included in the top ten metal guitarist spots. In addition, Dimebag wrote a long-running Guitar World magazine column, which has been compiled in the book Riffer Madness (ISBN 0-7692-9101-5). Total Guitar frequently featured him and wrote about him in the months leading up to his death. One year after his death, they also made a tribute issue. The January 2008 issue of Metal Hammer was also dedicated to him. In the March 2008 issue of Guitar World Dimebag featured the cover story "Dimebag, The Untold Story," and interviews with Dimebag's then guitar tech's Grady Champion and Rita Haney, and Vinnie Paul Abbott as well as being voted into the Guitar World Hall of Fame. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Generally speaking, advertising is the paid promotion of goods, services, companies and ideas by an identified sponsor. ... A testimonial or endorsement is a written or spoken statement, sometimes from a public figure, sometimes from a private citizen, extolling the virtue of some product, which is used in the promotion and advertising of that product. ... Two issues of Guitar World featuring Jimmy Page, and Jimi Hendrix on the covers, and the accompanying CDs (May 2005, October 2005) Guitar World is a monthly music magazine devoted to guitarists. ... Total Guitar is a monthly magazine in the United Kingdom. ...


Influences

Among Dimebag's influences were Ace Frehley, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Dave Murray, Janick Gers, Tony Iommi, Vinnie Vincent, Mark St. John, Randy Rhoads, Ted Nugent, Bruce Kulick, Eddie Van Halen, Angus Young, Peter Townshend, Brian May, Jimi Hendrix and Pat Travers. Dimebag once said in an interview that if there was no Ace Frehley, there would have been no Dimebag Darrell - he even had a tattoo of the KISS guitarist on his chest (in an interview asking why he chose to become a guitar player Dime said that when he was young his father asked him if he wanted a BMX bike or a guitar for his birthday and he chose the BMX but after listening for the first time to a Black Sabbath album he went to his father to try to trade the bike for the guitar). Ace signed the tattoo in pen ink upon meeting him, at Dimebag's request, and then the autograph was painstakingly tattooed over soon after, so as never to be washed off. Eddie Van Halen's black and yellow striped guitar was Dimebag's favorite guitar of all-time, and when Dimebag and Eddie Van Halen met, shortly before Dime's death, he let Eddie know that. That guitar is buried in Dimebag's arms, in his KISS coffin. In addition, he cited many of his contemporaries among his influences, including Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society, Metallica's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett, Prong's Tommy Victor and Helmet's Page Hamilton. He also credits Vito Rulez of Chauncy for convincing him to try Bill Lawrence pickups. According to an interview with Dino Cazares then of Fear Factory Dimebag told him that during the recording of Reinventing the Steel he A/B'd his guitar tone with Dino's (incidentally during the making of Fear Factory's Demanufacture Cazares A/B'd his guitar tone against that of Vulgar Display of Power). Paul Daniel Frehley (born April 27, 1951[1]), better known as Ace Frehley, is an American guitarist best known as a founding member and lead guitarist for the rock band Kiss. ... For the Scottish football (soccer) player, see Jimmy Page (footballer). ... Geoffrey Arnold (Jeff) Beck (born June 24, 1944 to Arnold and Ethel Beck in Wallington, Greater London) is an English rock guitarist. ... David Michael Murray (born December 23, 1958 in Edmonton, London) is an English guitarist and songwriter best known as one of the original members of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... Janick Robert Gers (born January 27, 1957 in Hartlepool, England) is one of three current guitarists in the heavy metal band Iron Maiden and a songwriter for the band. ... Frank Anthony Tony Iommi (born February 19, 1948, in Aston, Birmingham, England) is a guitarist best known for his tenure in the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. ... Vincent John Cusano (born August 6, 1952, in Bridgeport, Connecticut), better known as Vinnie Vincent, is a guitarist and songwriter most famous for his brief membership in the band KISS. Vincent played a few lead guitar parts on the album Creatures of the Night and subsequently toured with KISS in... Mark St. ... For the talk radio host, see Randi Rhodes, or for the guitar model, see Jackson Randy Rhoads. ... Theodore Ted Nugent (born December 13, 1948) (a. ... Bruce Kulick (born on December 14, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American guitarist best known for his work in Kiss. ... Edward Lodewijk Eddie Van Halen (born January 26, 1955)[1], is a Dutch-American guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer most famous for being the lead guitarist and co-founder of the rock band Van Halen. ... Angus Young (born on 31 March 1955) is a guitarist, songwriter, and co-founder of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, known for his wild stage energy and schoolboy-uniform stage outfits. ... Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born May 19, 1945 in Ealing, London) is a rock guitarist and songwriter best known for his work with The Who. ... For the Australian film composer, see Brian May (composer). ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... Patrick Henry Travers (born April 12, 1954) a native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a guitarist who began his recording career with Polydor Records in the mid 1970s. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Zakk Wylde (born Jeffrey Phillip Wiedlandt on January 14, 1967 in Bayonne, New Jersey) is an American musician, who is best known for his roles as a guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and founder of Black Label Society. ... Black Label Society is a heavy metal band formed by Zakk Wylde, with nine albums released to date. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... James Alan Hetfield (born 3 August 1963, Downey, California[1]) is the main songwriter (with drummer Lars Ulrich and sometimes guitarist Kirk Hammett), co-founder, vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the American thrash/heavy metal band Metallica. ... Kirk Lee Hammett (born on November 18, 1962) is the lead guitarist and songwriter in the band Metallica and has been a member of the band since 1983. ... Prong was a heavy metal/thrash metal band, formed in 1985. ... Tommy Victor, former member of Danzig. ... Helmet is an American Post-Hardcore band formed in New York City by Page Hamilton (vocals/guitar) with Henry Bogdan (bass), Peter Mengede (guitar) and John Stanier (drums) in 1989. ... Page Hamilton (born May 18, 1960 in Portland, Oregon) is a singer, guitarist and record producer, mostly noted for his work with alternative metal band Helmet. ... Dino Cazares, born September 2, 1966 in El Centro, CA, was the guitarist for Los Angeles-based metal/industrial group Fear Factory until 2002. ... Fear Factory is a Los Angeles, California based metal band. ... Reinventing the Steel is a groove metal album by Pantera and the bands last studio album. ... Demanufacture is the second official album (not counting the previous EP Fear is the Mindkiller) by the Los Angeles industrial metal band Fear Factory. ... Vulgar Display of Power is a groove metal album by heavy metal band Pantera, released on February 25, 1992 (see 1992 in music). ...


In the late '80s, around the time of Power Metal, Dimebag often covered songs by guitarist Joe Satriani, such as Crushing Day. He also incorporated elements of Satriani songs like "Echo" into his live solos as well. Power Metal is a power metal album by heavy metal band Pantera, released in 1988 (see 1988 in music). ... Joseph Satch Satriani (born July 15, 1956 in Westbury, New York, U.S.) is an American guitarist and former guitar instructor. ...


Dimebag has stated, in various interviews, that his riffs were largely influenced by Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath. Tony also influenced Dimebag's tunings, which often went down to C# or lower. Pantera covered Black Sabbath songs "Planet Caravan", "Paranoid", "Hole In the Sky" and "Electric Funeral." Frank Anthony Tony Iommi (born February 19, 1948, in Aston, Birmingham, England) is a guitarist best known for his tenure in the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. ...


He has also cited thrash giants Anthrax, Metallica and, despite a sometimes vicious feud, Megadeth as primary influences. He was also a great fan of Slayer and a good friend of Kerry King. Dimebag mentioned in an interview with Guitar World that the clean chord passages in the intro to Cemetery Gates were influenced by the clean chord passages found in much Ty Tabor's, of King's X, material.[citation needed] Dimebag cited Alice in Chains as his favorite grunge band, and Pantera frequently toured with them.[citation needed] The first song Dimebag learned was said to be "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple. Dimebag has stated on multiple occasions that ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons' bluesy, soulful playing style has, if subtly, had an influence over him.[citation needed] Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... For other uses, see Slayer (disambiguation). ... Kerry King (born June 3, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is a guitarist, best known as one of the founding members of the thrash metal band Slayer. ... For the Smiths song Cemetry Gates, see the album The Queen Is Dead Cemetery Gates is a seven minute song by heavy metal band Pantera. ... Ty Tabor (born September 17, 1961 in Jackson, Mississippi) is the lead guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for the heavy metal band, Kings X. Tys guitar style is unique - ranging from mammoth sized guitar riffs to soaring melodic passages. ... This article is about the band. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Machine Head track listing UK single cover Smoke on the Water is a rock song by British rock band Deep Purple. ... This article is about the rock band. ... ZZ Top (pronounced ) is an American hard rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...


As with Gibbons, Dimebag frequently made use of pentatonic scales and slide guitar in both his leads and rhythms. Both guitarist employ blues scales, start / stop dynamics and pedal tones, as in Dimebag's southern style riff in "The Great Southern Trendkill", and the main riff to ZZ Top's "Tush". Randy Rhoads' style chord arpeggios can be heard in much of Dimebag's playing as well, noted examples being "Floods", "Shedding Skin", "The Sleep", and "This Love".


Darrell was also an avid consumer of alcoholic beverages. He invented a cocktail, known as the "Black Tooth Grin", named after a lyric in the Megadeth song "Sweating Bullets". The drink consists of one shot of both "Seagrams 7" and "Crown Royal" whiskey, with a splash of just enough Coca-Cola to darken the whiskey's color.[6] Alcoholic beverages are drinks containing ethanol, popularly called alcohol. ... For other uses, see Cocktail (disambiguation). ... Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ...


Darrell co-designed a guitar with Dean just months before his death. Called the Razorback, it was a modified version of the ML. It is more pointed and has extra barbs on the wings. This design spawned variations, such as a 24-fret version, different paint jobs including a flamed maple top with natural finish, EMG pickups, and also helped with the design of the V-shaped version, the Razorback V (lacking the neck-pointing front wing). Dean issued a tribute guitar to honor Darrell's death, featuring the tribute logo on the neck, razor inlay on the 12th fret, and hand-painted rusty-metal graphics. The pickups include a Dimebucker at the Bridge and a standard "zebra" Dean pickup at the neck, the tremolo is a Floyd Rose double-locking, and the knobs are the Dimebag Traction knobs. All of the Dean Razorback guitars feature black hardware, and almost all of them feature 22 frets, a Floyd Rose tremolo, Seymour Duncan pickups (including the SH-13 Dimebucker), and set-neck construction. The Dean Razorback is an electric guitar made by Dean Guitars. ... The Dean ML is an electric guitar made by Dean Guitars in 1977 along with its counterparts, the Dean V, Dean Cadillac and Dean Z. This is the most well known Dean Guitar due to the radical look and V shaped Headstock and V shaped tailpiece. ... The Razorback V is an electric guitar designed by Dean Guitars and Dimebag Darrell in 2004 shortly before his death. ...


Dimebag used his pickups differently, he used the magnets where the low-E string was on the Major-E string because he wanted the sound not to be so shrill, similar to Jimi Hendrix. Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ...


Discography and Filmography

Anthrax

Stomp 442 is the name of the seventh album by the band Anthrax. ... The Threat is Real is the name of the fourteenth album by the band Anthrax. ... Weve Come for You All is Anthraxs ninth full-length album. ...

Damageplan

New Found Power is the debut album by the band Damageplan. ...

Dimebag Darrell

  • Country Western Transvestite Whore (?) ONE SONG ONLY
  • Fractured Mirror (Ace Frehley Cover) (?) ONE SONG ONLY

Dimebag Darrell and Doug Pinnick

  • Born Under A Bad Sign (Cream Cover) (?) ONE SONG ONLY

Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul

  • Return Of The Comet: A Tribute To Ace Frehley (1997) GUESTS

Drowning Pool

  • Drowning Pool: Sinema (2002) INTERVIEW and FOOTAGE COMPILER

King Diamond

Voodoo is a concept album by King Diamond. ...

Nickelback

All the Right Reasons is the fifth studio album by the Canadian post-grunge/hard rock band Nickelback, released on October 4, 2005. ...

Pantera

  • Power Metal (1988)
  • Cowboys from Hell Demos (1989)
  • Cowboys from Hell (1990)
  • Cowboys from Hell: The Videos (1991)
  • For Those About to Rock: Monsters in Moscow (1992)
  • Vulgar Display of Power (1992)
  • Vulgar Video (1993)
  • Hostile Mixes (1992)
  • Walk Biomechanical (1993)
  • Walk Cervical (1993)
  • Walk (Ep) (1993)
  • Walk Live Material (1993)
  • Hostile Moments (1994)
  • Far Beyond Driven (1994)
  • Planet Caravan Part 1 (1994)
  • Planet Caravan Part 2 (1994)
  • Planet Caravan Limited Tour Edition (1994)
  • Planet Caravan (Vinyl) (1994)
  • I'm Broken / Slaughtered Part 1 (1994)
  • Driven Downunder Tour '94 Souvenir Collection (1994)
  • aLIVE and hostile e.p. (1994)
  • The Great Southern Trendkill (1996)
  • The Singles 1991 - 1996 (1996)
  • 3 - Watch It Go (1997)
  • Official Live: 101 Proof (1997)
  • 3 Vulgar Videos from Hell (2000)
  • Reinventing the Steel (2000)
  • The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys' Vulgar Hits! (2003)
  • Reinventing Hell: The Best of Pantera (2003)
  • 3 Vulgar Videos From Hell re-release (2006)
  • VH1 Behind The Music: Pantera (2006)

Power Metal is a power metal album by heavy metal band Pantera, released in 1988 (see 1988 in music). ... Cowboys from Hell is Panteras fifth album and their first Atco Records album, released on July 24, 1990 (see 1990 in music). ... Vulgar Display of Power is a groove metal album by heavy metal band Pantera, released on February 25, 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... Far Beyond Driven is an album by heavy metal band Pantera. ... The Great Southern Trendkill is a groove metal album by Pantera. ... 3 Vulgar Videos from Hell is a DVD released in 2000, and re-released in 2006 by the groove metal band Pantera. ... Reinventing the Steel is a groove metal album by Pantera and the bands last studio album. ... 3 Vulgar Videos from Hell is a DVD released in 2000, and re-released in 2006 by the groove metal band Pantera. ...

Premenishen

  • Symphony For The Freaks (200?) GUEST ONLY

Rebel Meets Rebel

Rebel Meets Rebel is a heavy metal/country album; the result of a project by American country music singer David Allan Coe and Texas heavy metal band Pantera members Dimebag Darrell, Rex Brown and Vinnie Paul. ...

Scum Scunge

  • Five Bucks Ain't Shit (2003) GUEST ON 3 TRACKS

Sebastian Bach and Dimebag Darrell

  • Believer (?) GUEST ON RANDY RHOADS TRIBUTE

Tres Diablos

  • Heard It on the X (?) ONE SONG ONLY

References

  1. ^ allmusic ((( Dimebag Darrell > Biography )))
  2. ^ 100 Greatest Guitar Solos - Tablature for solos 11 - 20
  3. ^ Mike Portnoy FAQ, Mike Portnoy.com. Retrieved 29 January 2007.
  4. ^ http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/online_downloads/very_rare_dirtbag_track_surfaces.html
  5. ^ Dimebag Darrell killing 'not motivated by Pantera split', NME.com. Retrieved 29 January 2007.
  6. ^ MTVNews.com: Remembering Dimebag

is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...

External links

For other uses, see Pantera (disambiguation). ... Vinnie Paul (Vincent Paul Abbott) (born on March 11, 1964), in Dallas, Texas, United States is a heavy metal drummer and producer most known for his work in Pantera and Damageplan. ... Rex Robert Brown (born July 27, 1964 in Graham, Texas) is a bassist, best known for his work with the American heavy metal band Pantera from the time the band formed in the early 80s until its dissolution in 2003. ... Philip Hansen Anselmo (born June 30, 1968 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a heavy metal vocalist and musician, currently performing with Down. ... Terry Glaze is an Ohio-born and Texas raised singer who is most well known for his work in groundbreaking 80s American heavy metal band Pantera. ... David Peacock is a former lead singer of the Heavy Metal band, Pantera. ... Metal Magic is the first album by heavy metal band Pantera, released in 1983 (see 1983 in music). ... Projects In The Jungle is a glam metal album by heavy metal band Pantera, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... I Am The Night is a glam metal album by heavy metal band Pantera, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... Power Metal is a power metal album by heavy metal band Pantera, released in 1988 (see 1988 in music). ... Cowboys from Hell is Panteras fifth album and their first Atco Records album, released on July 24, 1990 (see 1990 in music). ... Vulgar Display of Power is a groove metal album by heavy metal band Pantera, released on February 25, 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... Far Beyond Driven is an album by heavy metal band Pantera. ... The Great Southern Trendkill is a groove metal album by Pantera. ... Reinventing the Steel is a groove metal album by Pantera and the bands last studio album. ... 3 Vulgar Videos from Hell is a DVD released in 2000, and re-released in 2006 by the groove metal band Pantera. ... Cowboys From Hell is a breakout song by the heavy metal group Pantera from the album of the same name. ... For the Smiths song Cemetry Gates, see the album The Queen Is Dead Cemetery Gates is a seven minute song by heavy metal band Pantera. ... Psycho Holiday is the third single from the the heavy metal band Panteras first major-label album Cowboys from Hell. ... Mouth for War is a popular song by the heavy metal band Pantera. ... This Love is a popular song by the heavy metal band Pantera. ... Hollow is a song by the heavy metal group Pantera off of the 1992 album Vulgar Display of Power. ... Walk is one of heavy metal band Panteras most popular and influential songs from the 1992 album Vulgar Display of Power. ... Im Broken is a song by the heavy metal group Pantera from the 1994 album Far Beyond Driven. ... Planet Caravan is a psychedelic song by Black Sabbath. ... 5 Minutes Alone is a song by the heavy metal group Pantera from the 1994 album Far Beyond Driven. ... Drag the Waters is a popular heavy metal song by Pantera. ... Suicide Note Pt. ... Floods is a song by heavy metal band Pantera off of 1996s The Great Southern Trendkill. ... Where You Come From is the first and only single from the the heavy metal band Panteras only live album, Official Live: 101 Proof. ... Detroit Rock City is a 1999 cult film about four teenagers in a Kiss cover band who try to see their idols in Detroit in 1978. ... Revolution Is My Name is a song by American heavy metal band Pantera. ... Goddamn Electric is a song by American heavy metal band Pantera. ... Ill Cast a Shadow is the final single from the heavy metal band Pantera. ... Arson Anthem is a Southern Heavy Metal project whose lineup is as follows: Mike Williams (vocals; Eyehategod), Phil Anselmo (guitar; Pantera, Down, Superjoint Ritual), Hank Williams III (drums; Assjack, Superjoint Ritual), and Collin (bass guitar). ... Christ Inversion was a death metal act with lyrics featuring horror movie themes. ... Damageplan (originally New Found Power) was a US-American heavy metal band, showcasing the groove metal sound that was demonstrated by guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott and drummer Vinnie Paul while playing in Pantera, most notably on the Vulgar Display of Power album. ... Down is an American southern heavy metal supergroup formed in 1991. ... Necrophagia was one of the first death metal bands, assembled in 1983. ... Rebel Meets Rebel is a heavy metal/country crossover project with David Allan Coe on vocals, Dimebag Darrell on guitar, Rex Brown on bass, and Vinnie Paul on drums. ... Southern Isolation is a Southern Rock group from Louisiana, USA, formed in 1995 by Phil Anselmo and Stephanie Opal. ... Superjoint Ritual was a New Orleans Sludge/Crossover Thrash band formed by Phil Anselmo, Joe Fazzio, and Jimmy Bower in the early 1990s, later to be joined by Hank Williams III, and Kevin Bond. ... Viking Crown was an American black metal band featuring Killjoy (Necrophagia) on vocals, Phil Anselmo (of Pantera, Superjoint Ritual, and Down) (guitar / bass / drums), and Stephanie Windstein (credited as Opal Enthroned) (keyboards). ... The discography for the heavy metal band Pantera. ... The following is a complete chronology of the various line-ups of Pantera, from the groups inception in 1981 until its break-up in 2003. ... Damageplan (originally New Found Power) was a US-American heavy metal band, showcasing the groove metal sound that was demonstrated by guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott and drummer Vinnie Paul while playing in Pantera, most notably on the Vulgar Display of Power album. ... Vinnie Paul (Vincent Paul Abbott) (born on March 11, 1964), in Dallas, Texas, United States is a heavy metal drummer and producer most known for his work in Pantera and Damageplan. ... Patrick Lachman (b. ... Bob Kakaha, known as Bobzilla was the bassist of Damageplan (until the bands guitarist was shot at a concert in Ohio). ... New Found Power is the debut album by the band Damageplan. ... Halford was formed in 1999 by then ex-lead Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford and is an attempt to return back to his old heavy metal roots after ending two previous projects: the street metal experience known as Fight, and the Industrial Metal experiment known as 2wo. ... “Hell Yeah” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Pantera (disambiguation). ...


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