Thursday marks seven years since the Pantera and Damageplan guitarist was killed. Here, his longtime friend remembers him.
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund held its first annual Awards Gala on November 1. The event will took place at the Playboy Mansion, and Dio’s former bandmate Geezer Butler, as well as Rita Haney, long-time girlfriend of the late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, were honored. The event also included a […]
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has announced that they will be hosting their first annual Awards Gala, on November 1. The event will take place at the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills, California. Those being honored on the night include Dio’s former bandmate Geezer Butler, as well as Rita Haney, […]
MTV2 hard rock haven Headbangers Ball is paying tribute to fallen guitar hero Dimebag Darell if you click here. The show covers the annual Ride for Dime event which sees bikers ride through Dimebag’s former hometown of Dallas, in honor of the former Pantera and Damageplan guitarist who was killed in 2004.
A previously unheard track featuring Phil Anselmo and Dimebag
As we bid farewell to a year full of tragedy, the new issue of Revolver magazine—available on newsstands everywhere on December 21—remembers many of hard rock and metal’s most dearly departed. The cover features a stunning painting by legendary comic-book artist J.G. Jones, acclaimed for his work on Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, as well as for co-creating the series Wanted, which was adapted into a 2008 movie starring Angelina Jolie. Jones depicts Ronnie James Dio, Slipknot’s Paul Gray, Avenged Sevenfold’s the Rev, Type O Negative’s Peter Steele, Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell, Metallica’s Cliff Burton, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, Ozzy Osbourne’s Randy Rhoads, Queen’s Freddie Mercury, and Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley rocking together in heaven. The cover painting also appears as a free poster with the issue.