Birth name: Darrell Lance Abbott
Also known as: Dimebag Darrell
Born: August 20, 1966
Ennis, Texas, U.S.
Died: December 8, 2004
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Genres: Heavy metal, groove metal, thrash metal, southern metal, glam metal
Instruments: Guitar, vocals, bass guitar, drums
Years active: 1981–2004
Labels: Atco, Big Vin, Elektra
Associated acts: Pantera, Damageplan, Gasoline, Anthrax, Rebel Meets Rebel
Signature “Dimebag” models issued by Dean and Washburn
Darrell Lance Abbott (August 20, 1966 – December 8, 2004), also known as Diamond Darrell and Dimebag Darrell, was an American guitarist. He was best known as a founding member of the heavy metal band Pantera, as well as Damageplan. Abbott also contributed to the record Rebel Meets Rebel, a collaboration between Pantera and David Allan Coe. Darrell is considered to be one of the driving forces behind groove metal. Abbott was shot and killed while on stage during a Damageplan performance on December 8, 2004, at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio. He ranked 92 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 Greatest Guitarists. more at Wikipedia…