TRACII GUNS: DIMEBAG's Death Has Affected So Many People In Such A Negative Way

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION guitarist Tracii Guns (ex-L.A. GUNS) recently spoke to writer Deb Rao about the BRIDES' new album, "Runaway Brides", which is due on September 27 via Shrapnel Records. Asked about the special song that was wriiten for late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, entitled "Dimes In Heaven", Tracii said, "The song is more about the perverted fuck who killed him. It tells the horrific story. It has affected so many people in such a negative way. This guy was real sick and twisted.

"My recent involvement with Dime was when I gave him the Guitar Player Of The Year award [at the] Metal Hammer [Awards in London]. We had such a good time that day. We also did Donington [Download festival in England] together. It was a huge festival. We hung out [and] ate chili. It still hasn't hit me yet. It was such an overwhleming thing to lose somebody that not only do you respect as a musician, but such a simple person who really cared about his friends. Dimebag would not hurt anybody."'s exclusive Tracii Guns interview will be posted online shortly.

Audio samples of four tracks from BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION's forthcoming sophomore album, "Runaway Brides", can be downloaded at Check out the songs "Lord of the Mind", "Dead Man's Ruin", "Criminal" and "This Time Around" at this location.

The follow-up to last year's "Here Come the Brides", "Runaway Brides" was recorded in part at a studio in Malibu, California with producer Andy Johns, who has previously worked with guitarist Tracii Guns on the L.A. GUNS' "Waking the Dead" album (which Guns has referred to as "my favorite L.A. GUNS record."). Johns was reportedly involved with the album during its early recording stages but ended up leaving the project due to unspecified differences with Guns and the rest of the band.

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION's current lineup includes former AMEN bassist Scott Sorry (replacing MÖTLEY CRÜE's Nikki Sixx).

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, ADEMA and TRASHLIGHT VISION (the new band featuring MURDERDOLLS guitarist Acey Slade) will be teaming up for a U.S. tour beginning in late September.


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