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Dimebag Darrell

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Darrell Lance Abbott, also known as "Diamond" Darrell or "Dimebag" Darrell (August 20, 1966 - December 8, 2004) was an American guitarist. Best known as a founding member of the heavy metal bands Pantera and Damageplan, he also performed in the country music band Rebel Meets Rebel. Abbott frequently appeared in guitar magazines and in readers' polls, where he was often included in the top ten metal guitarist spots. In addition, he wrote a long-running Guitar World magazine column, which has been compiled in the book Riffer Madness. Read more on

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Six years on – “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott: August 20, 1966 – December 08, 2004

December 8th, 2010

Dimebag Darrell Ozzfest Thrash Hits

While 2010 has been a pretty awful one as far as metal musicians dying goes, the tragic murder of Dimebag Darrell that happened six years ago today still hits a nerve with metal fans across the world. Dimebag Darrell was one of five people murdered by Nathan Gale when the latter went on a shooting spree at a Damageplan show in Columbus, Ohio. Dimebag Darrell was shot six times, and died instantly, and metal lost one of its all-time guitar greats.

So if you can find the time today (i.e., your lunch break) why not to pay your respects to Dimebag Darrell by watching Pantera’s third, final, (and beyond genius) home video, Watch It Go, online for free?

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