Thursday, December 09, 2004

Rest in peace, Dimebag

Some moron shot Dimebag Darrell Abbott yesterday at a show, along with 3 other people. The shooter was subsequently taken down by a policeman.

Dimebag Darrell wasn't my favorite guitar player, but I recognized him as a deserving legend among axemen. When I was really learning my chops as a player in the 90s, Dimebag was one of those darlings of the guitar press, rightly lauded for his skill and contributions to the world of metal. I confess to owning only one of his CDs, Pantera's Far Beyond Driven and I haven't played it in a long time. I will have to bust it out again. He was an innovator. We'll all miss him.

6 comments:

Quinn said...

I read about that last night, it's so terrible. Three of my friends saw him play with Damageplan in Spokane a few weeks ago, and I almost saw them in concert when the tour came through Phoenix in November. Of course now I wish I had. I don't understand why people do things like that, murder is just sickening.

darthmoridin said...
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darthmoridin said...

Frequently they're on drugs. Not necessarily the recreational kind, either.

"Drugs are bad, um-kay? Don't do drugs, um-kay?"
— Mr. Mackey

He's got a point.

GalakticAck said...

Word. Dime was my man and his passing in such a crap joint from some wack-job is a serious kick in the face. So long to any farfetched hope of a Pantera reunion tour. Thank the bejesus I saw the Cowboys from Hell at least once (even scored a Dimebag pick).

"To walk through the world by one's self,
You can't be protected/
Your faith is in whiskey and weed and Black Sabbath,
Its Goddamn Electric!"

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Yeah. How about that? I remember that story. Sad. Makes me want to smoke a dimebag.

I guess that crazy fuck smoked a dimebag himself.

Still, sad. Young guy with money, talent, women, bling. Reminds you to live for the day.