Country Band Records Tribute To DIMEBAG: Audio Available

According to Billboard magazine, Cody Canada and Mike McClure of Texas alt-country band CROSS CANADIAN RAGWEED have penned a tribute to late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott, entitled "Dimebag", which appears on the new CROSS CANADIAN RAGWEED release, "Garage" (Universal South). [Listen to CROSS CANADIAN RAGWEED's "Dimebag" at this location.]

Abbott's death "hit very, very close to home," singer/guitarist Canada told Billboard. "Of course, we were fans. Anybody that starts off as a garage band is a fan of (Abbott's former band) PANTERA."

But what really sticks in the minds of musicians is how Abbott's untimely death occurred.

"The guy was just up there playing his music, and somebody just walked up and took his life right in the middle of a show," Canada said. "I know people are murdered every day, but it hits a little closer to home when it's in your profession."

Canada said CROSS CANADIAN RAGWEED has become more mindful of security since Abbott's slaying. "Some of those real rowdy gigs, it's hard to close your eyes and get into it, because you're always thinking."


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).