Members of Alice in Chains, Black Sabbath, Disturbed, and More Pay Tribute to Dimebag Darrell and Ronnie James Dio at DimeBash
The metal world turned out in force last night to pay tribute to former Pantera and Damageplan guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott at the annual DimeBash concert. You can check out fan-filmed videos, below, of the show that included performances by Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Sebastian Bach, David Draiman (Disturbed), Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver, ex–Guns N' Roses), and many more.
The event took place at the Key Club in Hollywood, California, with openers Kill Devil Hill—the supergroup featuring Dime's former Pantera bandmate Rex Brown, Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell), Mark Zavon (Ratt, W.A.S.P.), and Jason "Dewey' Bragg.
With all proceeds from the show going toward the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, last night was also a tribute to the former Heaven and Hell frontman who passed away, due to stomach cancer, last year. The set list duly reflected this, with songs performed including Pantera's "Walk" and "Cemetery Gates," as well as Dio staples like "Heaven and Hell" and "Mob Rules."