Vinnie Paul and Zakk Wylde Remember Dimebag

12/09/2011
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(Banana 101.5) Yesterday marked the seventh anniversary (12/08/04) of the tragic murder of Pantera legend Dimebag Darrell Abbott. his brother Vinnie Paul and Zakk Wylde were among those that paid tribute to him to mark the sad anniversary:

Vinnie Paul Remembering his brother and bandmate: "On this day 7 years ago I had the best friend i've ever known taken from me forever!!!!!!! I would just like to say DIMES SPIRIT forever shines on like the stars in the sky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lets celebrate his life,music,LOVE and spirit and do a Blacktooth in his honor!!!! Getcha pull and light em up!!!!! WE MISS YOU DIME , YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!!!!! BIG LOVE FROM BIG BROTHER!!!! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!!!"

Zakk Wylde On Dime's importance to heavy music: "When people ask me, "What was Dime's guitar playing like?" I say, "With Dime, it wasn't just what he brought to the table, with the bluesy feel and the beyond f—ing heavy riffs." When you really think about it, he actually inspired a genre, like how [Black Sabbath guitarist] Tony Iommi inspired a genre of music. Not just Dime's ripping solos and all that bulls—, I'm talking about like the actual style of the f—ing music." [Revolver] more on this story

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