|Birth name||Darrell Lance Abbott|
|Born||August 20, 1966
|Died||December 8, 2004
|Genres||Heavy metal, groove metal, thrash metal, southern metal, glam metal, hard rock|
|Instruments||Guitar, vocals, bass, drums|
|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.
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. 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.
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- "100 Greatest Guitarist: Dimebag Darrell". Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-guitarists-20111123/dimebag-darrell-20111215. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
- "Darrell Abbott, 38, a Guitarist Featured in Heavy-Metal Bands, Dies". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/10/arts/music/10abbott.html?_r=0. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
- "Officer Who Felled Dimebag's Killer Breaks Silence". MTV. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1503615/officer-who-felled-dimebags-killer-breaks-silence.jhtml. Retrieved 2014-01-09.