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.