^
Keep Dallas Observer Free
4

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 Houston's Joey Riordan and Toronto's mono-monikered Mangra, which is snowballing down the virtual metal mountain thanks to Blabbermouth.net.

Truth is, the duo have been at this since June, at the very least; thus far, it appears they've raised some $1,063.33 following a fund-raising concert in Canada last month. Far as they're concerned, Abbott deserves the same memorial bestowed upon the likes of Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott, Elvis Presley, AC/DC's Bon Scott (he gets his statue February 24) and Jimi Hendrix -- fellas forgot about Stevie Ray Vaughan. (They could always do for Dimebag what the Lithuanians did for Frank Zappa.) Says the duo's MySpace page, "No Question Dime deserves a statue in Texas!!" --Robert Wilonsky

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

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

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.