The Ohio venue where Dimebag Darrell was killed has been demolished

Dimebag Darrell
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Alrosa Villa, the Ohio nightclub where legendary Pantera and Damageplan guitarist Dimebag Darrell was killed in 2004, has been demolished.

The venue – which had been active for 45 years prior to its closure in June of this year, and had hosted a huge range of acts from Slipknot and Dream Theater to Dio in that time – was the scene of a mass shooting on December 8, 2004.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.