SAVATAGE Guitarist: 'We Were Stripped Of A Modern-Day Guitar Legend'

SAVATAGE guitarist Chris Caffery has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell:

"Recently we were suddenly stripped [of] a modern-day guitar legend. Darrell was one of the few guitarists in history that had his own unique spot. His own style, his own sound.

"When you hear someone say 'the Eddie Van Halen sound' or the 'Yngwie sound,' you know what I mean. These are the true legends. There was a PANTERA sound. This sound was groundbreaking, it was Darrell. I respected him and learned from him even after playing guitar for over 25 years. As a person he was one of the kindest and friendliest I have ever met.

"Having a brother who is a drummer, I can only imagine Vinnie's pain. My thoughts and prayers are with his closest friends and family.

"The heavy metal world is large and widespread, but we are still a big community, a family. Yesterday we lost a cornerstone. A very special member of the family.

"RIP Dimebag!"



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