Dimebag Darrell

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Dimebag Darrell
Background information
Birth name Darrell Lance Abbott
Born August 20, 1966(1966-08-20)
Ennis, Texas
Died December 8, 2004(2004-12-08) (aged 38)
Columbus, Ohio
Genres Heavy metal, groove metal, thrash metal, southern metal, glam metal, hard rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals, bass, drums
Years active 1979–2004
Labels Atco, Big Vin, Elektra
Associated acts Pantera, Damageplan, Gasoline, Anthrax, Rebel Meets Rebel

Darrell Lance Abbott (August 20, 1966 – December 8, 2004), also called Diamond Darrell and Dimebag Darrell, was an American heavy metal musician. He was best known for performing with the bands Pantera and Damageplan. He was #92 in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists and #1 in the magazine Metal Hammer.[1]

On the night of December 8, 2004, he was shot and killed on stage while performing with Damageplan at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio.[2] The killer, Nathan Gale, continued shooting and killed three other people and injured seven others. Gale was shot and killed by police officer James Niggemeyer.[3]

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