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Dimebag Darrell

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    July 7, 2014

    Willie Nelson's Picnic at Fort Worth Stockyards, 7/4/14

    Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic Forth Worth Stockyards Friday, July 4, 2014 "Hey man, this is the wrong place to be wearing that," slurred an older concert attendee, pointing at my black Pantera T-shirt as I made my way through the crowd. "This is a Willie Nelson concert." It didn't seem lik ... More >>

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    January 22, 2014

    The Nine Best Guitar Repairmen in Dallas

    Every working guitarists knows that if he doesn't have a good guitar doctor, his dreams of being a master shredder who destroys the crowd with rakes from his pick as he slides it up the string are dead. From a broken headstock to a cracked neck, a guitar technician is a master of skills. He's an ele ... More >>

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    August 16, 2013

    Honoring Dimebag Darrell with Motorcycles, Metal and Charity: The Eighth Ride for Dime

    What do Harley Davidson motorcycles, Dean guitars and southern metal have in common? It's all part of Ride For Dime, a two-day bike rally in honor of the fallen guitarslinger Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott, a Texas legend whose band Pantera helped to establish southern metal as the brutal force that it is ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    The Nine Best DFW Metal Guitarists

    Ever since Mike Scaccia and Dimebag Darrell broke on through to the other side, many Dallas metal fans have been longing for someone to step into the limelight and accept the legendary guitarslingers' mantels and inspire a whole new generation of headbangers. Never fear true believers (hey, didn't ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    How to Play Guitar: The 10 Essential YouTube Videos

    In the late '80s/early '90s, if you wanted to become a guitarslinger but couldn't afford lessons, your options were limited to guitar tab in a magazine like Guitar World or Guitar One, your old man or some other drunken family member willing to show you a chord or two before slapping you with a beer ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    The Seven Sexiest Guitars

    If there's one thing that starts a guitarist's heart thumping, it's the heat from the fretboard as his or her fingers slide across the strings. It's a sordid love affair that leaves fans screaming for more, and the guitarist's soul longing for more. In fact, B.B. King loved his $30 guitar so much t ... More >>

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    September 17, 2012

    Uproar Festival - Gexa Energy Pavilion - 9/16/12

    Uproar Festival Gexa Energy Pavilion Sunday, September 16 See also: The tattooed fans of Uproar Festival "Buttrock: a term to identify a band trademarked with cheap, unoriginal song lyrics; the vocalist hiding his lack of vocal talent by producing a deep and 'raspy' voice (i.e. Nickelback, Creed) ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    Staind's Aaron Lewis Talks Country Music, Ron Paul and the Constitution

    Known as the bellowing frontman for alternative metal band Staind, Aaron Lewis shocked many when he released the Town Line EP earlier this year. Not only did it feature Lewis singing a collection of country-influenced songs, but the singer was insistent the project was not a one-shot endeavor. F ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011

    Watch: The Famine -- "Ad Mortem"

    The Famine​In case you haven't been paying attention: Dallas-Fort Worth has been back on a metal kick of late, with new metal bands popping up and grabbing our attention -- like Warbeast and Maleveller, to name a few. Now there's another act to add to the list of attention-worthy upstarts: Arlingt ... More >>

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    January 17, 2011

    This Week In Dallas Music History: A Handy Guide to the Worst Local Records of the '90s

    ​In this edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, we go back to the year 2000, when former Observer music editor Zac Crain did one of the things he did best -- take shots at really bad bands. And at the beginning of 2000, he set his sights on the worst local records of the '90s.In no particul ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    Dave Grohl, Kerry King Among Stars Booked To Pay Dimebag Darrell Tribute At October 29 Benefit Jam at Los Angeles' Key Club

    ​Dave Grohl, Slayer's Kerry King and Dio's Simon Wright are among the rock and metal icons that have been confirmed to participate in an upcoming all-star benefit jam at Los Angeles' the Key Club, held in Arlington native and Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's honor. The event, called Di ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010
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    August 25, 2009

    Grill At Reno's Honors Dimebag Darrell With Blacktooth Whiskey Burger

    ​"Videobob" Moseley, new owner of The Grill At Reno's (adjacent to Reno's Chop Shop, which, on Thursday, was approved for a three-year extension on its SUP), is introducing a new menu that includes a hamburger inspired by slain Pantera and Damageplan guitarist Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott. Moseley w ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009
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    July 6, 2009

    A Salute to Those About to Hard Rock, At the Far End of Victory Park

    Patrick MichelsThe decor recalls great moments in Texas music history. Also, that time Kelly Clarkson sang at a Cowboys game. The Hard Rock Cafe is finishing up its preparations for a soft opening next week, but invited press to take a look around their new digs today, at the south end of Victory Pa ... More >>

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    March 23, 2009

    Zac Crain's Dimebag Darrell Bio Gets Release Date Pushed Back

    Not sure exactly what the holdup is, but over on Blabbermouth today--your source, apparently, for all things wrong with the fact that former Observer music editor Zac Crain is writing a book about the late, great Dimebag Darrell--comes the news that Crain's 288-page Black Tooth Grin: The High Life, ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    Vinnie Paul's Latest Gig: Used Cellphone Salesman

    Vinnie Paul Abbott's at it again, folks. About half a year after the Pantera, Hellyeah and DamagePlan drummer put his oven up for sale on eBay, Abbott (as seen above) is now selling an old Motorola Startrac--his first cellphone, actually, which was given to him by his brother, the late, great Dimeb ... More >>

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    December 9, 2008

    Dean Guitars Sets Up Online Dimebag Memorial

    Yesterday, of course, was the fourth anniversary of Dimebag Darrell's untimely death--which probably explains the large amount of information we keep finding about him and the biographies being written about him and whatnot of late. And, sorry we didn't post this yesterday when it went up, but, to c ... More >>

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    December 5, 2008

    Vinnie Paul Announces Plans For Another Dimebag Bio--And He's Endorsing This One

    Roger Caldwell Ah, yes. What would a week be without another head-spinning look into the nutty world of book publishing--as applied to biographies about the late, great Dimebag Darrell. Sure, you already know about the so-called "controversy" surrounding Zac Crain's book. And, if you've been up on y ... More >>

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    November 24, 2008

    Vinnie Paul Abbott Came to Rock Best Buy, and Totally Succeeded

    Most nights, try shouting, "Can I get a hell yeah?!" in a Best Buy and all anyone will give you is a mean staredown from the washing machine aisle.When it happened Thursday night at the store along LBJ Freeway, though, with a whole line of Dimebag Darrell fans waiting to meet the late Pantera founde ... More >>

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    November 18, 2008

    Vinnie Paul To Sign Copies Of The New Dimebag Darrell Book At The LBJ Freeway Best Buy On Thursday

    The new Dimebag Darrell Abbott book/DVD He Came To Rock earns its release today with the claim that it's the first book about the legendary Pantera guitarist's life (a fact that certainly can't sit too well with a certain other Dimebag biographer...), and, unlike the other upcoming book about the ma ... More >>

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    September 4, 2008
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    February 19, 2008

    Today's School Lunch: Honoring Dimebag Darrell

    This could make for a touching and interesting lunch hour. Says here that "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott is going to be honored today at, of all places, Pleasant Grove Elementary for the Little Kids Rock's newest chapter in Dallas. The program fosters music education in public schools and something Dimeba ... More >>

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    January 9, 2008

    A Metal Monument, Or: Trying to Build a Bronze Statue of Dimebag Darrell

    Ideally, the statue of Dimebag Darrell would be larger than this eight-and-a-half-inch, $99.95 figurine. The two dudes trying to erect a "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott statue in Dallas got a big boost this week: Revolver ("The World's Loudest Rock Magazine!") ran a little piece about the efforts of Housto ... More >>

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    January 9, 2008

    Metal Monument, Literally

    Ideally, the statue of Dimebag Darrell would be larger than this eight-and-a-half-inch, $99.95 figurine. The two dudes trying to erect a "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott statue in Dallas got a big boost this week: Revolver ("The World's Loudest Rock Magazine!") ran a little piece about the efforts of Housto ... More >>

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    December 10, 2007
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    December 9, 2007

    Last Night: Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage at Nokia Theatre

    Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, Devildriver and Soilwork December 8, 2007 Nokia Theatre Better than: Watching the Children of Bodom DVD Chaos Ridden Years with your friends. Download: Check our slideshow or take a look at our videos: Killswitch Engage performing "Breathe Life," Lamb of God playing ... More >>

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    October 15, 2007

    Re*Cov*Ering Deep Ellum

    Hal Samples The winning entry in the Re*Cov*Er mural competition Saturday night Took the missus and the 4-year-old who lives in our house down to Deep Ellum Saturday evening, where I was among the 93 or so judges in the Re*Cov*Er mural series contest. Re*Cov*Er's a project sponsored by the Deep Ell ... More >>

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    October 11, 2007

    Recovery Is A Must

    The muralists of Deep Ellum are honored

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    July 12, 2007
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    June 28, 2007

    Hellyeah

    Hellyeah (Sony)

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    June 25, 2007
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    June 22, 2007

    Grin and Bear It, Mr. Crain

    That Zac Crain is one busy dude -- running for mayor (well...), editing a magazine, writing a book. Wait .. you didn't know the last part? Yeah -- it's a bio of the late "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott titled Black Tooth Grin: The High Life, Good Times, and Tragic End of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, due in No ... More >>

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    June 11, 2007

    Who'll Buy Their Memories?

    What I did buy at Half-Price Books' Northwest Highway location yesterday, for three whole dollars: a nearly mint and completely intact copy of the December 9, 1991, issue of the Dallas Times Herald -- the very last one, for you newcomers. What I did not buy, for $400: The above picture of the early ... More >>

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    June 8, 2007

    226 Music Group Now Close to Zero

    The death of Damageplan's Dimebag Darrell also marked the beginning of the end for Dallas-based 226 Music Group. At the moment, it would appear Paul Bassman is out of the music business. Who's Paul Bassman? He's the man behind 226 Music Group, the management (and much more) company to which Damagepl ... More >>

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    April 10, 2007

    Vinnie Paul's Got a New Band, Hellyeah. No, Wait. That's What It's Called: Hellyeah.

    Vinnie Paul, ex of Pantera and Damageplan, hasn't been in a band in almost three years -- since he saw his brother, Dimebag Darrell, gunned down in December 2004 on a Columbus, Ohio, stage. But today, he re-emerges with a new gig: as drummer in Hellyeah, a sorta heavy-metal supergroup that releases ... More >>

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    August 18, 2006

    Dime For Your Thoughts

    E! wants some video of the late "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott for an upcoming special titled 25 Most Chilling Hollywood Murders. His brother's management wishes E! lots of luck, with a capital "F." Wish this were a more surprising or harrowing story, but we are talking about the genius and standards of E ... More >>

  • Music

    May 18, 2006

    Odds & Ends

    On Pantera's Behind the Music special, Phil Anselmo offers fans two equally pleasing options

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    December 8, 2005

    Odds & Ends

    Necrogazm, Six Past Hell and others sacrifice eardrums to remember the Dimebag anniversary

  • Music

    January 6, 2005

    Pinky Swear

    A music critic's resolution for 2005

  • News

    January 6, 2005
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    December 30, 2004

    Trend-spotting

    In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top 10 music stories were all about winning the popular vote

  • News

    December 30, 2004
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    December 23, 2004

    Dirty Life and Times

    The media's sanitized coverage of Dimebag's memorial service left out all the good parts

  • News

    December 23, 2004

    Every Picture Tells a Story

    Putting a face on tragedy

  • Music

    December 16, 2004

    Far Beyond Redneck

    A childhood Pantera fan comes out of the closet

  • Music

    December 16, 2004

    Slaughtered

    "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, 1966-2004

  • Music

    February 12, 2004

    The Perfect Valentine's Gift

    Damageplan's New Found Power will leave you all warm andfuzzy

  • Music

    March 30, 2000

    Thanks, but no thanks

    D Magazine has an interesting take on the local music scene

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    Out There

    Pantera

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