December 8th…The Day We Lost Darrell ‘Dimebag’ Abbott
On December 8, 2004 in Columbus, OH. There was a terrible event that occurred in metal history. A shooting occurred at the Alrosa Villa venue in Columbus, OH. where a band called DAMAGE PLAN was playing that night and sadly — guitarist Dimebag Darrell was shot and killed there.
Since that day in 2004, bands of every genre always pay a tribute to our fallen brother Dimebag. Bands like Lamb of God, Nickelback, Slipknot, Black Label Society, Godsmack and more all pay their respect to the fallen lord of metal. We all knew who Dimebag was and what type of person he was. A damn good dude…he would make even the shyest person, feel like family.
Dimebag Darrell was the guitarist of PANTERA, a band which Dime, Phillip Anselmo, Brother Vinnie Paul, and Rex Brown formed in the late 80′s. They became pioneers of the brand “Power/Groove Metal.” Some familiar tunes would be Walk, Cowboys from Hell, This Love, 5 Minutes Alone, and Cemetary Gates, just to name a few.
December 8th will always be a day that we will never forget the lives that were lost in the name of metal. Especially our brother, Dimebag Darrell.
Check out this video here of me visiting the last door where Dimebag walked through…