4

Today's School Lunch: Honoring Dimebag Darrell

^
Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

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 Dimebag was apparently quite close to. The article mentions an auction held in Dimebag's name last year to benefit the foundation which raised funds to open two more chapters in his name with the other in Tampa near Dean Guitars,

his preferred

brand of guitars. (We really loved

Lamb of God's live tribute

to Dimebag last December here in Dallas.)

Dimebag Darrell Abbott's most famous gig was as the lead guitarist for Texas heavy rockers Pantera. He was fatally shot in December 2004 while playing with band Damageplan in Ohio. He was 38 years old. -- Rich Lopez

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.