Inside Zakk Wylde's heartfelt celebration of Pantera's Dimebag Darrell – only in the new Guitar World

Guitar World's new July 2023 issue
(Image credit: Future)

In our July issue, we take you deep inside Pantera’s world tour, a tour that finds Black Label Society’s Zakk Wylde filling in for his friend, the late, great Dimebag Darrell, who left us nearly 20 years ago. 

In two exclusive, in-depth interviews – one by Jon Wiederhorn and one by Nick Bowcott, who worked with both Zakk and Dime on their respective Guitar World columns back in the day – Zakk explains how he learned Dime’s guitar parts, the gear he’s using on the tour and the deep emotional aspect of the whole shebang.

We also chat with Zakk’s guitar tech (Stephen Murillo) and Dime’s guitar tech (Grady Champion), who – as a part of the current tour – definitely adds a ton of six-string cred to the Zakk/Pantera proceedings.

On top of all that, we chat with Ola Englund, the guitarist whose YouTube videos Zakk watched to help him nail some of Dime’s solos, we reprint some of our late-2002 interview with Zakk and Dime, and we transcribe Pantera’s mighty Mouth for War.

This issue (aka the July 2023 issue) is available right here, right now!

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.