Sixteen years in the past right this moment, Pantera/Damageplan guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was murdered on stage throughout a Damageplan present in Columbus, Ohio.
Rock and roll is suffering from stunning tales of musicians whose lives had been lower far too quick, however within the case of Abbott, the truth that his life was taken away whereas he was doing what he beloved most provides to his tragic finish.
Abbott exemplified the fervour of not simply metallic musicians but additionally metallic followers. Metallic ran by way of his blood and was famously tattooed on his chest. It takes a particular type of fan to have Ace Frehley’s face inked in your chest, after which have KISS’s Spaceman autograph mentioned tribute after which have an artist tattoo over Frehley’s signature.
In case you needed additional proof of Abbott’s fandom and the respect different guitarists had for him, he’s additionally buried in a KISS Kasket together with Eddie Van Halen’s original 1979 black and yellow Charvell “Bumblebee” guitar gifted to Abbott’s widow Rita Haney by Eddie himself.
In life and in loss of life, “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott stays one in all metallic’s largest champions and ambassadors whose affect continues to reverberate by way of numerous guitarists and bands and can accomplish that for many years to return.
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