“Dimebag” Darrell Abbott’s (PANTERA & DAMAGEPLAN) influence on the music community can be witnessed as the Dimebash returns this year with an awesome line up.
On December 14, the world of hard rock and metal come together to celebrate Dimebag’s life and legacy. On the anniversary of his death his long-time girlfriend said:
“Today marks the seventh year, which still doesn’t seem like a reality to me.”
“There are no words to express my thanks to all the artists who make this event special and give ‘us fans’ a night to remember two truly amazing people and the music they created! I am forever at your beckon call, so c’mon out and experience the evening with us. It’s going to be quite magical!!!”
“I hope everyone enjoys this event as much as we like bringing it to them. It’s nothing more, nothing less, than ‘about a damn good time!’ — one of my favorite Dime pastimes and phrases.
The Key Club in Hollywood will play host to all-star jams featuring the talents of:
Tim “Ripper” Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, DIO DISCIPLES)
Jerry Cantrell (ALICE IN CHAINS)
David Draiman (DISTURBED)
Duff McKagan (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N’ ROSES)
Serj Tankian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN)
Mike Muir (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES)
Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW)
John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON)
Scott Ian (ANTHRAX)
Phil Demmel (MACHINE HEAD)
Warren DeMartini (RATT)
Chris Howorth (IN THIS MOMENT)
Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE)
Doug Pinnick (KING’S X)
James Lomenzo (WHITE LION, MEGADETH, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY)
Ginger Fish (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON)
Brian Tichy (WHITESNAKE, OZZY OSBOURNE)
The event will be emceed by “That Metal Show” host Eddie Trunkand his co-horts, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson. In addition, kicking off the event will be KILL DEVIL HILL, the band featuring Vinny Appice (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, DIO) on drums, Rex Brown (DOWN, PANTERA) on bass, Mark Zavon (RATT, W.A.S.P., 40 CYCLE HUM) on guitar and Jason “Dewey” Bragg (PISSING RAZORS) on vocals. Also on deck are DIO DISCIPLES — the new project featuring former DIO members Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar),Scott Warren (keyboards) and Rudy Sarzo alongside singers Tim “Ripper” Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) and Toby Jepson (LITTLE ANGELS, GUN) — with a special appearance by Glenn Hughes (BLACK SABBATH, DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION).
100% of proceeds from the event will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up & Shout Cancer Fund. Additionally, attendees will be able to land some limited-edition merchandise and purchase Monster Energy cocktail drink specials with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the cause as well.
“A New Level” (PANTERA) featuring Robb Flynn (guitar), Chuck Billy (vocals), Phil Demmel (guitar), Tony Campos (bass) and Joey Jordison (drums):
“Fucking Hostile” (PANTERA) featuring Robb Flynn (guitar, vocals), Kerry King (guitar), Dave Lombardo (drums), Mike Inez (bass):
“Raining Blood” (SLAYER) featuring Phil Demmel (guitar), Kerry King (guitar), Dave Lombardo (drums) and Chuck Billy (vocals):
“This Love” (PANTERA) featuring Maria Brink (vocals), Phil Demmel (guitar), Joey Vera (bass), Joey Jordison (drums), Brent Smith (vocals) and Nick Bowcott (guitar):
“Mouth For War” (PANTERA) featuring ChuckBilly on vocals, Jose Mangin on vocals, Nick Bowcott on guitar, Tony Campos on bass, Phil Demmel on guitar:
“Wish You Were Here” (PINK FLOYD) featuring Jerry Cantrell (guitar), Robb Flynn (guitar), Mike Inez (bass), Dave Lombardo(drums):
“Walk” (PANTERA) featuring Robb Flynn (guitar), Chuck Billy (vocals),Nick Bowcott (guitar), Phil Demmel (guitar), Tony Campos (bass) andDave Lombardo (drums) + guests: