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Tag Archives: Dimebag Darrell

King 810’s David Gunn mentions Dimebag, Bataclan in statement about Chicago cancellation

Posted by on December 2, 2016

Yes, we know, that’s a redundant headline. However, after King 810’s December 18th Chicago show was canceled by a promoter over concerns regarding the  band’s excessive use of guns and violent imagery, frontman David Gunn released a statement regarding the cancellation. Honestly, to us, it seems a little tone-deaf. In short, he says that not only is […]

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Master of Puppet: This Pantera puppet shreds

Posted by on August 15, 2016

Every now and then, something comes along that pretty much breaks the internet as far as metal is concerned. If you’ve seen an old dude singing to Drowning Pool, you know what we’re talking about. That happened this weekend with Chilean puppeteer Bullicio Puppets and his latest creation, a guitarist that shreds Pantera’s, well, “The […]

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Hellyeah cover ends with Dimebag tribute

Posted by on July 28, 2016

A lot of people likely listened to Hellyeah for the first time in a while after hearing that the band’s Phil Collins cover of “I Don’t Care Anymore” on their new album Unden!able featured guitars by one Dimebag Darrell. The band the former Pantera guitarist was playing in when he was killed, Damageplan, had initially started covering […]

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Columbus TV station report opens old wounds about Dimebag Darrell’s death

Posted by on July 26, 2016

Yesterday, Columbus, Ohio TV station WBNS-10TV ran a report on their TV channel and website about the nearly 12 year-old mass shooting  at the Alrosa Villa night club. We’re not going to link to the story – it’s easy enough to find if you really want to. The 10-minute video report shows grainy video footage […]

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Metal Insider en Español: Resumen semanal 6/17

Posted by on June 17, 2016

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest headlines – In Spanish. Cada semana, muchos hechos y acontecimientos suceden en el mundo del rock y metal los cuales reportamos diariamente y queremos dar un resumen de lo que paso a nuestros lectores de habla Española. Estas son las noticias que mas resonaron esta semana: Despues del […]

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Pantera issues statement after ‘Voice’ singer assassinated

Posted by on June 13, 2016

In a heartbreaking and awful weekend of gun violence in Orlando, the largest terror attack since 9/11 took place at Pulse, as a gunman killed 49 at Pulse, a gay club. However, the day before, 22 year-old The Voice contestant Christina Grimmie was executed at a meet and greet after she played by a man who […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Genesis/Phil Collins covers

Posted by on June 3, 2016

  Today, a piece of metal history came out as HELLYEAH’s cover of Phil Collins’ “I Don’t Care Anymore” was released. Taken from the band’s fifth album, Unde!able, the cover of the 1982 song features guitar tracks from late Pantera and Damageplan guitarist Dimebag Darrell. Drummer Vinnie Paul told Rolling Stone that the  band were tossing around ideas […]

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Dimebag’s wife takes over Ride For Dime following misconduct allegations against leader

Posted by on May 11, 2016

Since 2005, Ride for Dime has been a charitable organization honoring the lives of Pantera’s “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, and the others killed at the Alrosa Villa in 2004. However, the Dallas Observer reports that the organization is mired in controversy, as it’s longtime President Rob Eichelberger stepped down Monday following some serious misconduct allegations. Rita Haney, Abbott’s […]

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‘Spin’ names their top 40 covers by nu-metal bands

Posted by on April 28, 2016

Back in the ’90s and early aughts, the nu-metal explosion found bands, some of which had no reasons being signed, thrust upon us in the wake of Korn, Deftones and Limp Bizkit’s success. Granted, some of those bands were great, and others not so much. What they all had in common was that one of […]

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Dimebag Darrell’s ex-girlfriend calls out Robb Flynn, accepts Phil Anselmo’s apology for racist outburst

Posted by on February 1, 2016

Phil Anselmo caused quite the commotion last week when video of him giving a Nazi salute and shouting “white power” during a “Dimebash” charity event appeared online. Many critics and fellow musicians (most vocally Machine Head’s Robb Flynn) called the former Pantera singer out for his actions, which lead to Anselmo issuing a video apology […]

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