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VINNIE PAUL On Returning To City Where DIMEBAG Was Murdered: 'I Felt Like It Was The Right Time To Do It'

Tina Smash and Big Ric of "Big Smash Radio" conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current HELLYEAH drummer at this year's Carolina Rebellion festival, which was held May 6-8 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, just outside Charlotte. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about HELLYEAH's ...

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TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION: New Song 'Rise' Available For Streaming

"Rise", a brand new song from the gritty southern metal four-piece TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming album, "Dark Side Of Black", which is due on April 22 via Carved Records. Embracing southern roots while exploring a heavier sound than ever before, "Dark Side Of Black" ...

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Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Clarifies His LEMMY Comments

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes has clarified his recent comments about MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy wanting to die on stage like late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Dimebag was shot to death along with three others during a DAMAGEPLAN performance at the Alrosa Villa nightclub in Columbus, Ohio in December 2004. Speaking to the Swedish newspaper Upsala ...

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PANTERA, SLAYER, ALICE IN CHAINS, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Members To Honor DIMEBAG At This Year's 'Dimebash'

The Monster Energy Ride For Dime Dimebash 2016 is a benefit honoring late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood, California on January 22 with performances by members of PANTERA, SLAYER, ALICE IN CHAINS, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and more. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up ...

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PANTERA: 'The Complete Studio Albums 1990-2000' Unboxing Video

On December 18, Rhino will release a new boxed set and single-disc PANTERA compilation, "The Complete Studio Albums 1990-2000", consisting of "Cowboys From Hell" (1990), "Vulgar Display Of Power" (1992), "Far Beyond Driven" (1994), "The Great Southern Trendkill" (1996), and "Reinventing The Steel" (2000). Two versions of the collection will be released, one a five-CD ...

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DIMEBAG's DEAN Electric Guitars To Feature Hi-Voltage DR Strings

DR Strings has announced the partnership of select Dean guitar models with factory-equipped Hi-Voltage Dimebag Darrell signature guitar sets. Dean guitar models such as the Dimebag, Razor Bolt, Razorback and Stealth Floyds will be shipped globally to retailers with DR's Hi-Voltage series, Dime's strings of choice. Released in 2003, DR's Hi-Voltage were the first guitar ...

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Two New PANTERA Compilations Due This Fall

Two new PANTERA compilations will be released this fall. "History Of Hostility" is a nine-track PANTERA primer that includes some of the band's most legendary tracks from all five studio albums. It will be released on CD and LP on October 30. Rhino will also release a new boxed set and single disc compilation, "The ...

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VINNIE PAUL Recalls Meeting EDDIE VAN HALEN For First Time

On August 2, former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN and current HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott took part in a question-and-answer session at the DFW Acura Performance Showroom in Dallas, Texas. You can now watch video footage of the chat below. Speaking about the bands that inspired him to become a drummer, Vinnie Paul said: "VAN HALEN [was] a ...

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'Mayhem' Festival Producer Says He Has Approached Surviving PANTERA Members About Reunion

John Reese, the producer behind the annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, says that he has approached the three surviving members of PANTERA about resurrecting the band for an appearance at the event, explaining that "it would be badass to see PANTERA out there." Late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's longtime girlfriend Rita Haney in ...

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DIMEBAG's Grave Allegedly Vandalized By Up-And-Coming Metal Band

**UPDATE** The members of the Fort Wayne, Indiana death/thrash/black metal band NUCLEAR HELLFROST have released the following statement regarding allegations that they were involved in the desecration of Dimebag's grave: "The posts about us and to us are a complete surprise to us. Anything having to do with grave desecration was entirely a hoax put ...

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HELLYEAH's CHAD GRAY: DIMEBAG Inspired People To Live In The Moment

JAM Magazine's Michael Insuaste recently conducted an interview with HELLYEAH singer Chad Gray. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. Speaking about late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, the brother of HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, Chad said: "Dime was one of my inspirations, [and] I'm not a fucking guitar ...

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Cop Who Took Out DIMEBAG's Killer Says He Is 'Still In Counseling' 10 Years After Shooting

James Niggemeyer — the Columbus, Ohio police officer who is widely credited for saving lives in December 2004 when he entered a local nightclub without backup and killed a crazed gunman responsible for blowing away four people, including PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott — tells The Columbus Dispatch in a brand new interview ...

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ANTHRAX Members Pay Tribute To DIMEBAG

ANTHRAX members Scott Ian, Charlie Benante and Frankie Bello, who just officially started recording the band's new album, have posted a video message in which they remember late PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott on the 10th anniversary of his death. Check it out below. Back in 2012, Ian stated about Abbott: "[Dimebag's] one ...

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