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.
Learn the riff to Pantera's Walk (opens in new tab)
Get to grips with the classic riff from 1992's A Vulgar Display Of Power with this video lesson
A guide to Dimebag Darrell signature gear (opens in new tab)
From Randalls to Razorbacks
Zakk Wylde remembers Dime (opens in new tab)
We revisit an archive interview with Zakk as he pays tribute to his friend
Dime's longtime tech Grady Champion talks guitar, amps and tone (opens in new tab)
"I had to convince my parents that going on the road with Pantera was somehow better than going to college!”
Slayer's Kerry King remembers Dimebag (opens in new tab)
In this archive interview, Dime's friend recalls how they met in the late eighties and formed a bond of mutual respect
Classic interview: Dimebag Darrell, July, 1994 (opens in new tab)
Dime spoke about his influences and music in this 1994 interview with Guitarist magazine
Phil Anselmo reflects on his years with Dime (opens in new tab)
The Pantera vocalist discusses their creative dynamic and his admiration for Dimebag
Jerry Cantrell pays tribute to Dimebag (opens in new tab)
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.