Former ANTHRAX Guitarist Shares A DIMEBAG Moment

Former ANTHRAX/SEBASTIAN BACH guitarist Paul Crook remembers DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott:

"This happened somewhere in North America while I was helping Dimebag out on the BLACK SABBATH/PANTERA tour. I actually roadied for him while I was still playing with ANTHRAX. Grady (his tech) had to rush home because his wife was giving birth to their son. They needed a guy fast. He knew I had a real good understanding of Dime's rig (intricate setup). I used to play through it a lot while ANTHRAX toured with PANTERA a few years back. Plus, I knew how to work the Whammy pedal during 'Becoming'. They called me. I got my shirt real dirty. I felt very honored to load-in and set-up Dime's gear every day. I remember some people actually laughing at me because they knew I was playing lead guitar for a famous band but I didn't care. I loved Dimebag, he needed my help. Plus, I enjoyed being around all the other PANTERA guys. Band and crew alike. They were a class act.

"Anyway, we (myself, Tongs and Dime) were hanging out in a hallway of a hotel. Why were we in the hallway? I don't know... There was a bottle of Crown Royal as well (what else is new). Somehow we got on the subject of life in the music biz. We started talking about money. I'll never forget this. Dime says: '... I just hope I have enough money to get a new liver when this is all over...' "


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