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The Doom Generation: The Art of Playing Heavy

Reprinted from Maximum Guitar, July 1997 What do Mountain, the MC5, Motörhead, Metallica, Megadeth, Ministry, Marilyn Manson and Machine Head all have in common? Besides the obvious fact that these bands’ names all begin with the letter “q,” they are all purveyors of heaviness. In fact, heaviness forms a common bond between bands from genres as disparate as hard rock, heavy metal, punk,... …

Ozzfest 2008 to Feature All-Star Tribute to Dimebag Darrell

    Hard rocking music fans headed to this year’s Ozzfest will experience a special one-time only all-star tribute to fallen Pantera guitarist and Texas native “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott as part of the Saturday, August 9, one-day stadium spectacular at Dallas’ Pizza Hut Park.The tribute to “Dimebag” Darrell will feature Abbott’s brother, Vinnie Paul (acting as musical director and playing drums)... …

Dimebag Darrell: Dime’s Dozen

     Back in 1993, the late Pantera guitarist, Dimebag Darrell, sat down with Guitar World to discuss "Eruption," "Crazy Train" and 10 other fist-pumping metal classics that every self-respecting guitarist should know. Originally published in Guitar World, March 1993 You won’t find a shred of jazz, blues, classical, country, funk or alternative guitar playing on any of Pantera’s six albums,... …

Dimebag’s Ex Blames Phil Anselmo for His Murder

   With Dime’s “Lightning Bolt” Dean   With Dimebag    “If Phil Anselmo hadn’t quit Pantera, Darrell wouldn’t have been playing in that shithole where that guy could get to him.” That is but one of the many startling and revealing statements about Dimebag Darrell Abbott that his girlfriend of 20 years, Rita Haney, makes in the March 2008 issue of Guitar World. In a lengthy and exclusive... …

Dimebag Darrell Gets Rockwalk Induction

    Dimebag Darrell Abbott, the great Pantera guitarist who died in 2004, will be posthumously inducted into Hollywood’s RockWalk, the only sidewalk gallery dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution of rock and roll. A bronze bust of Abbott will be unveiled during the ceremony and later installed along the... …

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