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Dimebag Darrell: Powerage

     From the ashes of Pantera rise Damageplan to usher in a new golden age of power- groovin’ metal. In an exclusive interview, legendary guitarist Dimebag Darrell tells the whole truth and nothin’ but the truth, so help him God.  “C’mon! Getcha pull,” Dimebag Darrell roars as he showers a delighted fan with a fistful of freshly minted guitar picks that bear the name of his new group,... …

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,... …

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... …

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