A four-minute Artisan News Service report on last week's Dimebash 2010 event — which was held on October 29 in honor of the late, great "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN) — at the world-famous Key Club on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California can be viewed below.
All proceeds from the event (which came out to over $10,000) — including ticket sales, raffles, merchandise and drink specials — benefitted the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. In addition to these charitable items, a DVD of the event was recorded for near-future release with proceeds from the disc's sales also going towards the fund.
The all-star lineup that shared the stage included hard rock and heavy metal titans: Lemmy of MOTÖRHEAD; Dave Grohl of FOO FIGHTERS; Joey Jordison of SLIPKNOT and ROB ZOMBIE; 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; Joey Vera of ARMORED SAINT; Tony Campos of STATIC-X; Gerry Nestler of PHILM; John Boecklin of DEVILDRIVER. This sold-out night was hosted by radio/television personality Jose Mangin, a veteran of several Dimebag events.
Photo galleries from Dimebash 2010 event can be found by following the links below:
Check out video footage from Dimebash 2010 at this location.