Total Guitar issue 261 on sale now: Dimebag, 10 years gone

Total Guitar issue 261 is on sale now

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This issue, we pay tribute to Dimebag Darrell on the 10th anniversary of his untimely death

We've spoken with the musicians who knew Dime best; his bandmates, guitar-playing peers and guitar industry friends to bring you 20 pages of brand new interviews featuring:

  • Vinnie Paul
  • Phil Anselmo
  • Rex Brown
  • Kerry King
  • Scott Ian
  • Zakk Wylde
  • Dean Zelinski (founder of Dean Guitars)
  • Grady Champion (Dime's guitar tech)

and more!

As well as this, we show you how to play five essential Pantera riffs, and take a look at Dime's unique lead style with a tutorial brought to you by TG contributor Charlie Griffiths. Meanwhile, Dean Zelinski gives us the full story behind Dime's Razorback signature guitar, complete with rare photos of the guitar's design and prototype stage.

Also in this month's mag:

Donna Grantis (Prince, 3RDEYEGRL)

Joe Perry

Squier Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster

Micro amp round-up: Blackstar, Marshall, Orange and Fender go head-to-head!

Win! An EVH Stiped Series Circles!

Stuart Williams

I'm a freelance member of the MusicRadar team, specialising in drum news, interviews and reviews. I formerly edited Rhythm and Total Guitar here in the UK and have been playing drums for more than 25 years (my arms are very tired). When I'm not working on the site, I can be found on my electronic kit at home, or gigging and depping in function bands and the odd original project.