Loudwire’s ‘Remembering Dimebag Darrell’ series continues with Scott Ian and Hellyeah
Originally from Loudwire here.
“Dec. 8, 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of Pantera / Damageplan guitarist ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott‘s tragic death. In remembrance of the guitar phenom, we’ve spoken to rock and metal’s greatest musicians to gather stories and testimonies of admiration towards the immortal shredder.
Our video tribute series, ‘Remembering ‘Dimebag’ Darrell,’ continues with a testimonial from Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian. In this clip, the Anthrax legend speaks of “always looking forward” to spending time with Dime. The Pantera guitarist’s signature black tooth grin didn’t really delight Ian’s palate, so Dime surprised Scott with a special gift.
Scott Ian also raves about Dime’s playing abilities, saluting the musician’s taste for both ripping, complex solos along with simple, monstrous riffs. Check out the clip above and stay tuned for more ‘Dimebag’ Darrell memories, coming from now until Dec. 8.”
In this video, Hellyeah frontman Chad Gray and guitarist Tom Maxwell reflect on Dime. They have a unique perspective, as they are both in a band with Dimebag’s brother and longtime Pantera bandmate, Vinnie Paul.
Maxwell speaks about his first time touring with Pantera as a member of Nothingface and how Dimebag graciously shared his time and talent in teaching him one of his signature riffs. As for Gray, he recalls his first time ever seeing Pantera play live and shares that experience. “They left a mark. They touched somebody’s soul with what they did,” says Gray. “And they forever changed my life.”
First off, we’ve got the one-and-only Slash. In this clip, the top-hatted guitarist talks chilling with Dime and other musicians at the opening of the Hard Rock Cafe in Orlando, Fla. Slash also puts a huge emphasis on what “a phenomenal guitar player” the cowboy from hell truly was. “He had a great tone and a great original style and wrote very unique riffs … He was one of the best new guitar players that came out over a long period of time,” Slash declares.