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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:03 am 
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Patrick Michels of DallasObserver.com reports that the Hard Rock Cafe in Dallas, Texas is finishing up its preparations for a soft opening next week, but invited press to take a look around their new digs today, at the south end of Victory Park, one block from the House Of Blues.

Plenty of rock memorabilia, including boots, hats and bandannas from Texas favorites, was already framed and hung on the walls, including a metal skid plate guitar from PANTERA's "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (from 2000's "Reinventing The Steel" tour) hangs at the far end of the restaurant.

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Late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's girlfriend of 20 years, Rita Haney, will unleash new items from the Dimebag Hardware clothing line — featuring some of the apparel that Abbott himself designed before his untimely death — at this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, kicking off July 10 in Sacramento, California and wrapping in Dallas, Texas on August 15. "Dime loved touring, which is why I am so excited to bring his line, Dimebag Hardware, out on the road for the fans just as he would have envisioned it!" Haney said in a statement.

The Dimebag Hardware booth has scheduled a slew of special guest appearances and signings. The booth will also be packed with brand new designs, including Haney's signature Dime cowboy hat, and much more!

For more information, visit DimebagHardware.com.

Dimebag Hardware's mission: "Since Dime's vision in early 2004, our goal here at Dimebag Hardware has been to blend heavy metal and clothing with an aesthetic that truly speaks and captures his essence. When Dime started realizing how hard it was to find clothes that he liked to wear, were comfortable, but also didn't belong to the pop or hip hop world, he found that his style of clothing had become almost obsolete! It was becoming impossible to find camo anywhere, let alone a pair of canvas shorts that didn't 'make my legs look like match sticks coming out of the bottom!' He decided, 'I'll just make my own! Let's let the rocker take care of the rockers for a change!' He sat down and went to work sketching out his ideas and making notes on his 'likes' and 'dislikes' about his own clothing and what he wanted to change. These drawings are compiled on various canvas… from bar and airplane napkins to hotel note pads, anything he could get his hands on when an idea hit, even 'shit paper… well clean shit paper… haha!' The man had a knack with his ideas, writing or verbally getting them down. He always found a way for them to be documented."

Just like having his own language of "Dimebonics," he also had many elements in this world that related to him and that he called his own! Dimebag Hardware will stick to those elements to make sure his clothing doesn't just relate to those who are rebellious to the trends, the metalheads and rockers, or just the ones looking for something different, but for those looking for comfort and practicality too!

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The fifth annual Ride For Dime, an annual charity remembrance ride and concert event held in memory of the victims of the December 2004 Alrosa Villa shooting ("Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Jeff Thompson, Nathan Bray and Erin Halk), will be held on Sunday, August 16 in Dallas, Texas. The musicians that scheduled to take part in the Ride For Dime 5 BBQ & Bash All-Star Jam include Ace Frehley (KISS), Corey Taylor of STONE SOUR and SLIPKNOT, Aaron Lewis of STAIND as well as members of SHINEDOWN, MACHINE HEAD, TESTAMENT, BUCKCHERRY and SNOT. The show will also feature performances by SOULESS INTENT, BOUND and TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION.

The starting point for the ride will be at Longhorn Harley-Davidson/Buell located at 2830 W. Interstate 20, Grand Prairie, TX. The ride will depart at exactly 2:30 p.m. under a Police escort. The ride this year will be 38 miles long and will end at The Palladium Ballroom, located at 1135 S. Lamar in Dallas.

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/ridefordime

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The mother of Nathan Gale, the ex-Marine who killed PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and four other people at a Columbus, Ohio, nightclub in December 2004, is one of several mothers who are profiled in tonight's (Tuesday, August 18) episode of WE's "Secret Lives of Women".

According to the Daily News, each segment within the show, entitled "Mothers of Murderers", features one of the mothers explaining what she knew about her son and trying to understand what made that same son become someone she didn't know.

Gale was killed by a Columbus police officer, against whom his mother says she holds no grudge. In fact, Mary Clark says, she met the officer and thanked him for saving other potential victims, since Gale still had 35 rounds of ammunition and wasn't being particular about whom he shot.

She does put some responsibility on the Marine Corps, which diagnosed Gale with paranoid schizophrenia and discharged him, rather than treating him.

Gale had told his mother and a former employer that he was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic before he was discharged from the Marines in October 2003, two years into a four-year stint. Military records do not mention mental illness as the reason for the discharge.

In a December 2004 interview with the Marysville Journal-Tribune, Mary Clark said, "I was shocked that my son was gone, but the damage that he did to everyone else... My heart just goes out to them."

During high school, Gale developed an obsession with PANTERA. Although Clark cannot remember if he ever saw the group perform a concert, Clark said her son did attend live heavy metal performances and took part in "mosh pits," which involve violent masses of bodies running into each other during such concerts. She remembered that during one such event, Gale came home with a black eye.

Though PANTERA split up, Gale remained fixated on its music. He dabbled in music, trying to play guitar but having little success, his mother said. He claimed at one point, prior to his diagnosis, that the band had stolen lyrics from him. He said the ideas in songs by PANTERA were his own ideas and experiences.

Beyond that episode, Clark said, Gale never had a bad word to say about the band.

But on the night of December 8, 2004, a deeply-hidden secret erupted from within Gale at the Alrosa Villa nightclub.

The group DAMAGEPLAN, comprised of two former members of PANTERA, including guitar legend "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, took the stage that night. Gale was there. A short way into the first song he climbed onto the stage, made his way over to Abbott and shot him repeatedly with the gun that his mother had purchased.

He also used the weapon to kill three other people before Columbus Police Officer James D. Niggemeyer entered the club without backup and killed Gale, who was holding a hostage, with a single shotgun blast.

People across the country have hailed Niggemeyer as a hero. Clark said the man who killed her son is indeed a hero.

"He was doing his job," Clark said. "You don't know how many lives he saved with that shot.

"That's a horrible thing for him (Niggemeyer) to have to do," Clark said. "He was a hero — I agree with everyone on that."

Clark shoulders some of the blame for the tragedy in December 2004 that ended five lives, including the life of one of her children. Through doubts about purchasing the weapon, Clark is left with a deeper regret about failing to recognize her son's mental illness. She said her son kept his struggles a secret.

She said he never confided in her about the voices in his head.

"He kept it very well under control around me," she said. "If he hadn't gone in the Marines, we may never have known."

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Anybody else read that and get a "Full Metal Jacket" flashback? :gig:

"Do any of you people know where these individuals learned to shoot? Private Joker?"

"Sir, in the Marines, Sir!"

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Jesse Hughey of The Dallas Observer music blog "DC9 At Night" reports: "Videobob" Moseley, new owner of The Grill At Reno's (adjacent to Reno's Chop Shop, which, on Thursday, was approved for a three-year extension on its SUP), is introducing a new menu that includes a hamburger inspired by slain PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott.

Moseley worked as the graphic artist and video producer for Vinnie Paul Abbott's post-DAMAGEPLAN project HELLYEAH, but decided to open a restaurant when that band started to slow down.

Dimebag's Blacktooth Whiskey Burger includes the two ingredients of Dime's signature drink, the Blacktooth Grin, which consists of a chilled shot or two of Crown Royal with a splash of Coke. After the jump: The recipe, among other delicious nuggets.

"I start with a half pound of black angus chuck and grill it in whiskey, soaked in whiskey!" Moseley writes in an e-mail. "Then I grill sweet red onions in Coca-Cola to caramelize them. Topped with a thick slice of cheddar cheese, served with old fashioned crinkle cut fries with my own special seasoning."

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Old Dimebag's name is quickly becoming a joke with all these dipshits slapping it all over everything under the sun. :roll:


:BB Primal Concrete Sledge <== By Black & Decker... and endorsed by Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott

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"The Assassination of Dimebag Darrell", the controversial 2005 painting by New York-based artist Tom Sanford, will be auctioned via Phillips de Pury & Company's music-theme sale on November 21, 2009 at the company's London, England headquarters.

In an October 2009 posting on his web site, Sanford writes about the piece, "I think of it as a history painting that attempts to depict one of the more bizarrely tragic moments of the past decade.

"Dimebag's death was certainly a great loss to the music world and a truly poignant cultural event — a real rock hero slain on stage by a seemingly psychotic fan. A horrifying symptom of the kind of cultural malaise that permeated Bush II-era America. In a way, this painting is my answer to Théodore Géricault's 'The Raft of the Medusa'.

"One of the things that interested me about making a painting about this event was that as there was almost no visual documentation of the event, just some very unclear security camera footage from the Alrosa Villa. Thus, there was little to get in the way of my imagination of what this might have actually looked like and I was able to base my painting on the oral reports from witnesses of the four murders as well as Nathan Gale's eventual death."

The piece is expected to fetch between £500 (approximately $834) and £700 (approximately $1,168).

"Assassination" is one of several paintings Sanford has created depicting violence in the lives of musicians; other subjects have included the infamous 2004 Vibe Awards stabbing incident and a knife altercation involving 50 Cent while at the studio. Sanford's paintings, which range from historical works depicting celebrity assassinations to portraits of gangsta rappers and teen pop tarts to elaborate cosmologies weaved together from Hollywood movies, reflect a deep ambivalence about the American cultural condition.

To see more of Sanford's work, go to www.tomsanford.com

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The Pulse of Radio reports: Today (Tuesday, December 8) marks the five-year anniversary of the death of PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Abbott, one of the most beloved and respected musicians in hard rock, was shot onstage during a DAMAGEPLAN concert at the Alrosa Villa club in Columbus, Ohio by a 25-year-old ex-Marine named Nathan Gale. Gale murdered a total of four people and wounded three others before being killed himself by police officer James D. Niggemeyer, who arrived on the scene minutes after Gale began his rampage.

Gale seemed to deliberately target Abbott, leading to speculation that the young man, who had a history of mental illness, held a grudge against Abbott and his brother, drummer Vinnie Paul, for the break-up of PANTERA in 2002. Columbus police closed their investigation in October of 2005 without establishing a motive for the shootings.

Abbott and Paul formed PANTERA in the mid-Eighties in Texas. The band recorded four independent albums before their 1990 major label debut, "Cowboys From Hell", introduced a heavier sound and made them a favorite with metal fans. 1994's "Far Beyond Driven" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 without benefit of a commercial hit single.

The group splintered in 2002 following the departure of volatile lead singer Philip Anselmo. Dime and Vinnie, as they were known to their fans, regrouped with DAMAGEPLAN, releasing the band's debut album, "New Found Power", in February of 2004. The group was touring in support of the record at the time of the shootings.

Abbott's death was a devastating blow to the close-knit hard rock and metal community. He was known to his fellow musicians for his hospitality, friendship and partying spirit, and was a legend among fans and peers for his powerful, innovative and unmistakable playing style.

Several of Dime's final projects, including a country-metal album called REBEL MEETS REBEL and a DVD titled "Dimevision - Vol. 1: That's The Fun I Have", were issued in the years following his death by Big Vin Records, a label started by Vinnie Paul. Paul told The Pulse of Radio a while back that activities continue to keep Abbott's memory alive. "It's very important to me to make sure that Dime's legacy lives on forever, and I think without anybody even tryin', it will, you know," he said. "But I just want to make sure that the things that are still here that he was part of, can increase that and just be one more thing that lends credence to his legend, you know."

Vinnie Paul told The Pulse of Radio in early 2004, before Dime's death, that he had the utmost respect for his brother as a musician. "I tell people all the time, he's the most talented person I ever met in my life," he said. "Not just 'cause he's my brother, but it's just, that's how I feel about it. On this DAMAGEPLAN thing, Dime gets out there and rips a solo every night and I can't believe how much of a rush it is just still to hear him get up and play and then hear the crowd start chanting 'Dimebag' and all that. It's a good time, man."

Dime also spoke about his relationship with his brother. "Our brotherhood is a true brotherhood and we both have the same goal," he said. "You know, it wasn't like in somebody else's family — 'Well, Johnny got a A-plus this week, you got a C-minus, up yours,' you know. It was never a competition kind of thing with us, you know, we both had the same goal. And we're like best friends more so than brothers, you know."

Dime and Vinnie Paul were known as two of the hardest-partying rockers around, and Dime told The Pulse of Radio that their motto was "everyone is welcome." "You know, we don't judge people for what kind of music they play or what kind of people they are or what kind of haircut they got, or anything," he said. "We're just into hangin' and cuttin' up, you know, and there's always gonna be a nut to find in somebody, you know. And hey, if they're ever wantin' to hang and have a good time, we're open to it, man, any time, and we're gonna have a good fuckin' time and they don't forget it."

Other musicians on Dimebag:

SLIPKNOT lead singer Corey Taylor: "Every time I hung out with Dime, dude, it was just laughing. I just remember laughing my ass off, 'cause he was just one of the funniest guys, you know. And he was just one of the best dudes, man, and probably one of the best guitar players I've ever seen. Not only live, but just everything, you know. He just made it look fuckin' effortless."

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford on Abbott's legacy: "His music will live forever, and that's the wonderful thing about what we do as recorded musicians — our music will be around a lot longer than we will. So we have his music to cherish, and he still will be an inspiration to guitar players, as he was with PANTERA and with DAMAGEPLAN. So, you know, we'll miss him dearly."

Vinnie Paul eventually joined a new band called HELLYEAH with members of MUDVAYNE. The album was recorded in the Dallas studio co-owned by Paul and Dime. MUDVAYNE and HELLYEAH singer Chad Gray told The Pulse of Radio that it was a strange experience to work there. "It was bizarre," he said. "It really bothered me to kind of be there because, you know, there's a lot of greatness that happened in that room but there's a lot of pain that goes along with that. And you see it in Vin, like, going in there the first couple of times, it was hard for him. One night I think we were just kind of standing outside and I'm like, you know, there was just parts of me that kind of wished I wasn't there, because the only way that I wouldn't have been there is if Dime was still around."

A slew of new content has been posted at the official PANTERA web site in honor of Dime's memory, with more to come.

Musicians from various bands that have toured with or have been influenced by PANTERA will contribute their stories about the group and Dimebag to the site.

Premier Guitar's tribute page, featuring quotes from industry people, artists, a Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott photo gallery and the story behind Darrell's Dean ML "Dean From Hell," can be found at this location.
http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/I ... bbott.aspx

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This month's issue of U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine comes packaged with a previously unheard track that was recorded by the late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott.

SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, who produced the song, tells the magazine, "I got the track and put it into Pro Tools and trimmed the edges and made it shine a bit but the true producer and engineer was Dime. The sounds you hear are the ones he recorded, I just cleaned it up.

"I've never done anything like this and it was an honor to work on something that no one has ever heard and to be one of the first to listen to it.

"[Dime's former girlfriend] Rita [Haney] told me about the song, about Zakk [Wylde] and the whole the story about them getting together and ending up drunk. It's really cool.

"Rita fills me in and all the stories are so great. They had such a nice life.

"I've come know more about him and his impact later in life than I did at the time. You really appreciate his art and what he contributes to metal."

Other bands featured on the CD include SOULFLY, BLEEDING THROUGH, CANCER BATS and THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN.

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