Games Meet Metal: Remembering a Great Musician

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Remembering a Great Musician


Six years ago today, Dimebag Darrell (born Darrell Abbott) was playing a gig with post-Pantera thrash metal band Damageplan. This would be his last performance as he was shot and killed while doing the thing he loved most. At the time of his death, the future of Pantera was unknown and he was currently working on the underrated Damageplan with his brother Vinnie Paul. Being unfazed by the breakup of Pantera, it looked as though Dimebag would continue his reign of the metal world.

It's no mystery that Dimebag was one of the most influential guitar players in metal history. His sound is unmistakable and it ruled the early 90s metal scene. The above image is seen on T-Shirts and guitar magazines to this day as his legacy lives on. Aside from being a great guitarist he was also known to be a very humble and a well respected figure in the music industry. He hardly had any enemies which is why his death was even more shocking. So while others are remembering the death of John Lennon, throw in some Pantera in honour of this Cowboy From Hell!

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