On this date Thursday December 8, we mark the 7-year anniversary of the death of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. The legendary Pantera and Damageplan guitarist was shot to death onstage during a Damageplan show at the Alrosa Villa club in Columbus, Ohio in 2004.
Video: I love this clinic/demo featuring Dimebag.
The day after Dimebag's murder, his brother's Vinnie Paul released the following statement:
"With all his greatness and accomplishments on the guitar, Dime will be missed more for his giving personality, charisma, caring for others, love and most of all his HEART!! Twice as big as the state of TEXAS!!!!!!!!!!!! Dime gave it all every day to each and every one of us and our lives have forever been hollowed without him...Thanks to all of you for reaching out to us in this time of our immeasurable loss. REST IN PEACE BROTHER DIME!!!!!!"