Once again, Santa Ana, California's Observatory OC (3503 S. Harbor Blvd) will host a massive "Dimebash", a tribute to late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, on Thursday, January 24. The event will be hosted by Sirius XM's Jose Mangin and will be headlined by an all-star jam of top musicians performing Dime's music and his favorite tunes.
This year's all-star jam will include 55 of rock and metal's absolute premier musicians of today, including:
* Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS)
* Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR)
* Rex Brown (PANTERA)
* Scott Ian (ANTHRAX)
* Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX)
* Dave Lombardo (SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES)
* Chris Broderick (MEGADETH)
* Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DARK ANGEL)
* Tony Campos (STATIC-X)
* Jason Bittner (OVERKILL, SHADOWS FALL)
* Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER)
* Art Cruz (PRONG, WINDS OF PLAGUE)
* Jason Christopher (PRONG, STONE SOUR)
* Doug Pinnick (KING'S X)
* Ra Diaz (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES)
* Sen Dog (CYPRESS HILL)
* Christian Brady (HELLYEAH)
* Kyle Sanders (HELLYEAH)
* Tommy Vext (BAD WOLVES)
* Doc Coyle (BAD WOLVES)
* Jeremy Wagner (BROKEN HOPE)
* Courtney Cox (THE IRON MAIDENS)
* Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT)
* Gonzo (ARMORED SAINT)
* Phil Sandoval (ARMORED SAINT)
* Randy Weitzel (IN THIS MOMENT)
* Wes Hauch (GLASS CASKET)
"Dimebash" will also feature individual performances by KILL DEVIL HILL and FIREBALL MINISTRY.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the all-ages event starts at 7:30 p.m.. Tickets are available now via Ticketweb.
A private afterparty will take place after the main event featuring Dave Grohl's BackBeat BBQ cooking up a monstrous feast for all in attendance, and tons of great raffle prizes will be available to win throughout the night.
For both events, all proceeds will benefit MusicCares and Guitars For Vets.
Dimebag's longtime girlfriend Rita Haney says: "Crazy thing about this event is you never think the last one can be topped. But when this much creativity comes together in one room, dude, watch it go! It will light you up! The vibe is always so incredible. It's like that vibe you get on Christmas Day, before you unwrap your presents, and the excitement of not knowing what you're going to get. But I guarantee, it's not those shitty socks you get from your grandma every year. You're gonna dig it and leave with a smile! That's the magic 'something Dime' can create."
Pinnick says about "Dimebash": "I love being a part of 'Dimebash'. So many friends and musicians show up and it's like a family reunion. And keeping Dime's party tradition in full bloom."
Brown adds: "'Dimebash', to me, is the epitome of celebrating his life and music all in one night! He was always about camaraderie, brotherhood and a killer fuckin time! 'Dimebash' smokes on."
Dimebag was co-founder and lead guitarist for PANTERA. When PANTERA broke up in 2003, Dimebag and his brother Vinnie Paul formed DAMAGEPLAN. On December 8, 2004, while performing with DAMAGEPLAN at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio, Dimebag was shot and killed onstage. He was 38 years old.