Dimebag day: To mark the 15th anniversary of Dimebag Darrell’s passing, we’re revisiting archive interviews to celebrate his legacy
Darrell Lance Abbott laid the groove, screamed the blues and changed heavy metal forever. For guitarists he was more than just a huge personality; he was a true hero. A player dedicated to his craft completely; from his teenage years in Texas blazing through guitar competitions, to the glory of Pantera, right up to the moment he was tragically murdered onstage on 8 December, 2004.
Join us as we remember and celebrate Dime with the key people who knew him the best as a musician; his bandmates and peers.
Get to grips with the classic riff from 1992's A Vulgar Display Of Power with this video lesson
From Randalls to Razorbacks
We revisit an archive interview with Zakk as he pays tribute to his friend
"I had to convince my parents that going on the road with Pantera was somehow better than going to college!”
In this archive interview, Dime's friend recalls how they met in the late eighties and formed a bond of mutual respect
Dime spoke about his influences and music in this 1994 interview with Guitarist magazine
The Pantera vocalist discusses their creative dynamic and his admiration for Dimebag
They were old friends who went on to huge success in their respective bands – the Alice In Chains man looks back with us on his memories.