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Dimebag's induction to the Dallas Hard Rock Café Walk Of Fame
DIMEBAG: Video Of Dallas Hard Rock Café Walk Of Fame Induction Available
Nov. 10, 2006
Raw video footage of last night's (Nov. 9) induction of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott to the Dallas Hard Rock Café walk of fame has been posted online at cbs11tv.com. Accepting the honor on behalf and in memory of Dimebag was his brother, Vinnie Paul, and lifelong partner, Rita Haney.
Immediately following the unveiling, Vinnie and Rita presented Hard Rock Acquisitions Manager Don Bernstine with the Dean guitar Dimebag used on PANTERA's "101 Proof" tour. The evening continued with a performance from THE HILLBILLY ORCHESTRA.
Dimebag Darrell was the lead guitarist for the multi-platinum selling and Grammy-nominated band, PANTERA, co-founded by Dimebag and his brother, drummer Vinnie Paul. Over the span of ten years, PANTERA's fame went global, and according to the All Music Guide, was considered "arguably the greatest metal band of '90s and ... one of the greatest and most influential metal bands ever."
After the breakup of PANTERA in 2003, Dimebag and Vinnie formed DAMAGEPLAN.
On December 8, 2004, while performing with DAMAGEPLAN in Columbus, Ohio, Dimebag was shot and killed onstage. He was 38 years old.
"The star bearing Dime's name that is being inducted into the Hard Rock Walk of Fame here in Dallas is very special for us," Vinnie previously stated.
"I feel like Dime always got the respect he deserved nationally and internationally but locally I feel like he sometimes got overlooked. Now his star will shine brighter than ever deep in the heart of Texas! It is a proud moment for us and we want to thank the Hard Rock for recognizing Dime's talents and accomplishments!"
According to Rita, "This guitar was taken from the '101 Proof' tour, which was done as a replica of his original Dean guitar that Dime played earlier in his career, through the first three records and tours of PANTERA."
Rita continued, "The fact that this induction is being held in our hometown is a great honor to his memory! I'm so glad to see Dallas recognizing what a great talent that one of their own truly was!"
Don Bernstine states, "It is an honor to be a part of this special dedication, which recognizes and honors Dimebag's incredible talent and accomplishments as a musician and as a close friend. I'm pleased to be able to add this distinctive guitar to the renowned Hard Rock memorabilia collection and share it with his countless fans."
Dimebag's legacy lives on through hundreds of musical tributes from the top names in rock, including close friends Zakk Wylde and NICKELBACK, a custom Dean ML Razorback V guitar, an MXR/Dunlop Dime Distortion Pedal and Crybaby From Hell Wah, as well as a CD and DVD debut from Vinnie Paul's Big Vin Records.
The CD, "Rebel Meets Rebel", was recorded throughout the years prior to Dimebag's passing with the original "Cowboys From Hell" lineup (Dimebag, Vinnie and PANTERA bassist Rex Brown) and country legend David Allan Coe. A DVD, "Dimevision Vol. 1, That's the Fun I Have" is a cornucopia of a small portion of miles of video footage shot over the years, mostly taken mostly from Dimebag's point of view. The DVD has been certified gold by the RIAA in the United States as well as in Canada.
"How solid our ignorance-
how empty our substance
and the conscience
and decay is slow-
"Fuck is a dirty word
but it comes out clean."
11/10/2006, 4:43 pm
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