May 17, 2007, marks the day of Dimebag Darrell Abbott’s induction to Guitar Center Hollywood RockWalk. Many of rock’s top players will be in attendance to honor the late Pantera/Damageplan guitarist.
At the induction, guitar virtuoso Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy) will perform live on Sunset Blvd. in tribute to his friend and brother. Wylde will play “In This River,” a song he dedicated to Dimebag Darrell. According to Wylde, the song will never leave the set list for Black Label Society.
After the induction, the House of Blues Hollywood will further honor Dimebag Darrell Abbott by showcasing the Six String Masterpiece Auction, which will generate proceeds to benefit the Little Kids Rock Foundation. Dimebag’s Black Tooth Bash will immediately follow the auction with special performances from some of Darrell’s closest friends and influences.
Black Tooth Bash confirmed list of players:
The Little Kids Rock Band:
Vinnie Paul, Jamey Jasta, Scott Ian, Jerry Cantrell, William Duvall (Alice in Chains), M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold), Evil D (Morbid Angel), Paul Grey (Slipknot), Ripper Owens, Nick Bowcott, John5, David Draiman (Disturbed), Bob Zilla (Damageplan), Aaron Lewis (Staind), Brent Smith and Jasin Todd (Shinedown), Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins, Matt Byrne (Hatebreed), Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) and many more surprise artists!
Six-String Masterpieces: The Dimebag Darrell Art Tribute will feature more than 60 Dean ML guitars painted by the following artists:
Zakk Wylde, Ace Frehley, Rob Zombie, Otep, Shinedown, Jerry Cantrell, Bob Zilla, Kelly Clarkson, Steve Stevens, Tommy Lee, Filip Leu (Leu Family Iron), Marilyn Manson, Ryan McGinness, Moby, Gill Montie, Tom Morello, Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo, Mutato Muzako), Munky (Korn), Dave Navarro, Ted Nugent, Jim Root, Jack Rudy, Joe Satriani, Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park), David Stoupakis (Sum 41), Mick Thomson (Slipknot), Greg Tribbett (Mudvayne), Hank Williams III plus many more. Visit actionartsagency.com/sixstring1.html for more information.
The guitars can be viewed prior to the auction May 4 to May 16 at LaLuz DeJesus Gallery in L.A. (4633 Hollywood Ave).