It's ITP V.012's annual tribute to PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist DARRELL LANCE "DIMEBAG" ABBOTT, "DIME TIME".
In case you've been hiding underneath a rock, DARRELL LANCE "DIMEBAG" ABBOTT was the legendary, shredding guitarist of Arlington, Texas Southern thrash metal Gods PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN.
DARRELL LANCE "DIMEBAG" ABBOTT was tragically murdered by a mentally deranged gun man (NATHAN GALE), one minute into DAMAGEPLAN's set at the ALROSA VILLA, 12/8/2004, Columbus, Ohio.
Today, 12/8, is a tragic and controversial date in music history: Today would have been JIM MORISSON's (vocalist-THE DOORS) birthday, and IS CORY TAYLOR's (vocalist-SLIPKNOT) birthday.
December 7th marks the anniversary of PEARL HARBOR.
However, 12/8/1980 and 2004 tragically marks the anniversary of both JOHN LENNON (BEATLES) and DARRELL LANCE "DIMEBAG" ABBOTT's (PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN's) murders at the hands of psychopaths.
Today, we at ITP V.012 celebrate MUSIC and METAL and the indelible influence of both JOHN LENNON and DARRELL LANCE "DIMEBAG" ABBOTT (PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN's guitarist).
PANTERA disbanded in 2003.
Vinnie and Darrell Abbott activated DAMAGEPLAN in 2003 unleashing the bands debut "New Found Power" in 2004. The tragic murder of DAMAGEPLAN and former PANTERA guitarist DARRELL LANCE "DIMEBAG" ABBOTT forced DAMAGEPLAN to disband.
DAMAGEPLAN LINEUP 2003-2004:(*=CURRENT BAND)
PAT LACHMAN (HALFORD/*MERCY CLINIC-vocals)
"DIMEBAG" DARRELL ABBOTT (PANTERA- guitar)
VINNIE PAUL ABBOTT (PANTERA/*HELL YEAH- drums)
SHAWN MATTHEWS (JERRY CANTRELL-bass-2003)
BOB ZILLA (DAMAGEPLAN/*HELL YEAH- bass)
How many of you attended perhaps PANTERA's last show in NEW YORK, 3/13/2001, Mid Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, NY? I took a paid personal day off from work, and me and a friend, and the whole Hudson Valley music scene went and moshed out with PANTERA, MORBID ANGEL and SOULFLY.
I can still hear him say "drink it or wear it!" Love ya Bro, you're missed more than ever. - CB
Rest in peace Dime!!!!! You are missed!!!!!!
We miss you Dime!!!
RIP goes out to John Lennon and Dime today. Pioneers that were lost, but never forgotten.
FROM ROCK FANTASY (MIDDLETOWN, NY)
today we mourn and celebrate the lives of john lennon and darrell lance abbott ( "dimebag " darrell ) both men were tragically taken from us on this date
The Dimebag that I remember. These photos are from my personal collection from back in the 80s in Dallas, Texas. This is Dime playing at Matley's, a club that Pantera played often. His nickname was "Diamond Darrell Lance" back then, and he did not party a whole lot in those days—not as much as he did later. That was when he was busting his guitar chops like no other and consistently winning Dallas Best Guitar Player award every year. It got so ridiculous that they eventually just made him a judge. After Pantera would finish their last set for the night, Darrell would disappear instead of partying. Where did he go? He would go home and practice. That's what greatness will cost you. RIP, my brother. So very proud of you.
FROM ROADRUNNER RECORDS:
We all miss you.
FROM TROY SANDERS (MASTODON):
"I heard Vulgar Display of Power in 1992. It absolutely blew up. It took over high school rockers by storm and everyone was rocking it. I got to see them support Skid Row at the ti
Today marks the 8 year anniversary of Dime's death. Today we will celebrate his life by Jamming plenty of Pantera, DP and RmR backstage and in club along with a few Crowne pulls onstage.
.......miss you brother!
RIP Dime. 8 years on.
Kicking off tour at Frankie's in Toledo, OH tonight! Blasting Pantera on the way! RIP Dime!
FROM ALL SHALL PERISH:
Dimebag never forgotten! Legend! RIP. http://instagram.com/p/
FROM TOM MORELLO (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE):
Also anniv of Dimebag Darrell's passing. Met him just once and I STILL have a hangover. Crank some "I'm Broken" in his honor!
FROM CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS:
Crack one open for this legend today. RIP Dimebag.
FROM NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL:
Metal just isn't the same!!http:// FROM MACHINEHEAD:
BLACK TOOTH GRIN RECIPE:
Erin Halk of Columbus, Ohio
Jeff "Mayhem" Thompson of Texas (SECURITY for DAMAGEPLAN)
Thanks to Columbus Police officer JAMES NIGGEMEYER for ending the (shooting) crisis at the ALROSA VILLA.