Dimebag Darrell Remembered by Friends and Fellow Musicians
Words can't really do justice to the scope of the loss the rock world suffered when Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell died 10 years ago, but his friends and fellow artists have given it their best effort in this collection of memorial clips.
Here's a supercut of some of the best moments from the series of interviews conducted by our friends at Loudwire in memory of Darrell, and although it really just scratches the surface of the complete videos, it'll give you an idea of just how much he's missed as we mark the anniversary of his tragic passing -- starting with the words of Anthrax's Scott Ian, who mused, "I truly believe in all my experiences with him that everything he did, whether it was the crazy s-- you see on the home videos or as simple as writing riffs -- everything came from a place of fun for him. If it wasn't fun, then it's not worth doing."
Quite a bit of the memories shared in this video have to do with Darrell's irreverent sense of humor and kind nature. Guitarist DJ Ashba of Sixx: A.M. and Guns N' Roses, for one, singled out a memory of a time when Darrell and the other members of Pantera took the time to reach out to one of Ashba's early groups. "I remember they came out to the show. That's how they were -- we weren't even a very big band at that point, but they didn't care," he recalled. "They just loved music so much. ... We partied all night long until the morning, and they just took the best care of us."
The most heartfelt tribute, unsurprisingly, comes from Darrell's former Pantera bandmate Phil Anselmo, who praised his guitar prowess -- and ability to absorb all kinds of toxic punishment along the way. "No matter how hung over, no matter what he did, somehow, when he'd get on that f--ing stage, it would click, and he would be a machine. He could fly, actually, and not miss a note," he argued. "Soul, muscle, and passion. Motherf--er had it all."
To watch more of Loudwire's 'Remembering Dimebag Darrell' videos series, follow this link to their YouTube playlist compiling every installment, including memories from Slash, Judas Priest's Rob Halford, and more.