PHILIP ANSELMO To Perform At Tomorrow's 'Dimebash 2010' Event?

Artisan News Service spoke with SLAYER guitarist Kerry King last week about his appearance at Dimebash 2010 — in honor of the late, great "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN) — on October 29 at the world-famous Key Club on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California. Watch the chat below.

"Rita's [Haney, Dimebag's longtime girlfriend] busting my balls to do it, and I told her I would if she got me a real singer," Kerry said. "'Cause you never know who's gonna show up. So she goes, 'Phil Anselmo [PANTERA, DOWN], Chuck Billy [TESTAMENT], Robb Flynn [MACHINE HEAD]... Are those good enough?' And I'm, like, 'Fuck, I'll do it with any one of those guys.' But I'm gonna see her tonight. I haven't committed, but I guess she committed me. [Laughs] Oh, Dave's [Lombardo, SLAYER drummer] doing it, for sure. But I'm pretty sure I'll do it."

Kerry told Artisan News Service that he had a close friendship with Dimebag that stretched all the way back to before PANTERA's "Cowboys From Hell" album came out.

"I was pretty close with Dime," King said. "A lot of people say they were, but I think I was as close as anybody in the [music business] except people in his band. I've got a lot of history with PANTERA. Before 'Cowboys' came out, I went out there and played on stage in Dallas with them. We'd do PANTERA songs, SLAYER songs and PRIEST songs — all the way through to where every time they came through in the latter part of their career, if I was in town I'd go on stage and play 'Fucking Hostile' with them. And then we did the last PANTERA tour, and I'm really glad that happened. I wanted to tour with them forever; I didn't want it to be their last tour, but it worked out that way and when we were on tour on that one, every night I went out and did 'Fucking Hostile' and I did 'Goddamn Electric', 'cause I did a lead on that album."

All proceeds from Dimebash 2010 — including ticket sales, raffles, merchandise and drink specials — will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. In addition to these charitable items, a DVD of the event will be shot and recorded for near-future release with proceeds from the disc's sales also going towards the fund.

Expect to hear plenty of the all-star lineup performing songs that influenced Dime — including those from BLACK SABBATH, SLAYER and IRON MAIDEN — to classic PANTERA tracks and much more of the music that's torn your head off and made you a believer through a "vulgar display of power!"

The all-star lineup to share the stage will include hard rock and heavy metal titans: Dave Grohl of FOO FIGHTERS; Simon Wright from DIO; Brent Smith, Zach Myers and Eric Bass of SHINEDOWN; Kerry King and Dave Lombardo of SLAYER; Robb Flynn and Phil Demmel of MACHINE HEAD; Chuck Billy from TESTAMENT; Chris Howorth and Maria Brink of IN THIS MOMENT; and many more, including some surprises that will surely nail your jaw to the floor. This incredible event is being hosted by radio/television personality Jose Mangin, a veteran of several Dimebag events. In addition, attendees will be able to land some limited-edition merchandise, nab raffle tickets for chances to win some cool collectables and purchase Monster Energy cocktail drink specials, all of which partial proceeds go to benefit the cause. And if the all-star jam with legends and legends in the making isn't enough, special guest opener includes hard rock juggernauts REV THEORY. The metal brotherhood and community comes together once again to not only help themselves heal, but to also help the world around them. Good guys sometimes do wear black!

Emcee:

* Jose Mangin (Sirius XM)

DJ

* Twiggy Ramirez (MARILYN MANSON, NINE INCH NAILS, A PERFECT CIRCLE)

Drums

* Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS, NIRVANA)
* Dave Lombardo (SLAYER, PHILM)
* Simon Wright (DIO, AC/DC)
* Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT, MURDERDOLLS, ROB ZOMBIE)
* John Boecklin (DEVILDRIVER)

Guitar

* Paul Phillips (PUDDLE OF MUDD)
* Phil Demmel (MACHINE HEAD)
* Chris Howorth (IN THIS MOMENT)
* Kerry King (SLAYER)
* Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD)
* Zach Myers (SHINEDOWN)
* Nick Bowcott (Marshall Amplification)
* Jeff Kendrick (DEVILDRIVER)
* Shane Gibson (KORN)
* Gerry Nestler (PHILM)

Bass

* Chris Howorth (IN THIS MOMENT)
* Eric Bass (SHINEDOWN)
* Elliott Rubinson (Dean Guitars)
* Tony Campos (STATIC-X, ASESINO, MINISTRY)
* Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT)
* Twiggy Ramirez (MARILYN MANSON, NINE INCH NAILS, A PERFECT CIRCLE)

Vocals

* Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT)
* Maria Brink (IN THIS MOMENT)
* Wes Scantlin (PUDDLE OF MUDD)
* Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD)
* Jose Mangin (Sirius XM)
* Brent Smith (SHINEDOWN)
* Steve Miller (KINDA MAJOR)
* Gerry Nestler (PHILM)

Tickets are $15.00 and are available at this location.