Posts Tagged ‘awesome’


Today marks 10 years since Pantera and Damageplan guitar player Darrell Lance Abbott was tragically killed on stage by a crazy delusional “fan”. He was known to the world and his fans as the mighty Dimebag Darrell. He had his signature sound, his signature drink “black tooth grin”, his signature guitars and his signature pink or red goatee. He was any thing but ordinary.

This year Loudwire put together several videos from his peers in music remembering moments about him and his music. It is easily noticed when hearing anyone speak about him, that not only his music is remembered, but what an amazing, kind, and genuine person he truly was is just as much his legacy.  Here is a compilations of a few of them and some music in memory of him. Enjoy and crank up the Pantera and Damageplan today and have a black tooth grin.

And the man himself tearing up Moscow, Russia.

Zakk Wylde’s tear jerking tribute to the fallen guitar god.

What is your favorite Dimebag story or song? Tell us in the comments section.

Ready for some of the best beards from the Metal and Rock world? This list is in no certain order … and their place on the list has no bearing on how awesome of a musician they are.

1. Zakk Wylde:  One of our favorites is Father Zakk, the metal master that started out with Ozzy as a clean shaven, baby faced 19-year-old. Now days, though, he’s traded in the clean look for one that would appear to be a guest spot on Sons of Anarchy. He currently fronts his band Black Label Society and grooms his beyond awesome beard.


2. Dimebag Darrel: The guitar god put a smile on the faces of almost everyone he met. He could shred with the best of them and was lead guitar in Pantera and Damageplan. His pink goatee has become a trade mark in the many memorials in his memory. December 8th marks the anniversary of his tragic death, so remember to have a round of black tooth grin in his honor.

. Dimebag-Darrell

3. Scott Ian: Anthrax‘s guitar player has sported the billy goat for a long, long time. This metal master is a legend for more than just his face whiskers, As part of the Big Four (Megadeth, Slayer, Metallica, and Anthrax) he has been impressing young and old metal heads for generations.


4. Wayne Static: We were saddened to hear about the passing of Mr. Static earlier this year. He was front man for the band Static X and known for his crazy hair and facial hair. With his insanely spiked hair and his extremely long goatee, he had a look that one did not forget. With hits like “Push It“, he will not be forgotten in the music world.


5. ZZ Top: Before you panic, remember this list is in no particular order. If it were, these guys would be at the top of the list just like they are in our hearts. Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill sport these beyond manly man manes, and the one man who doesn’t have a beard all of the time? Oddly enough, his name is Frank Beard. How true to the beard are they? Gillette Offered them 1 million dollars to shave their beards as a publicity stunt and they quickly turned them down.


6. Kerry King: The lead guitar player for the thrash and speed metal legends, SLAYER, has not only some of the meanest chops in metal but also maybe the meanest looks out there. With the tattoos across his head and his intense look added to that gym rope-sized beard, he looks like the Drill Sgt. for Metal Boot Camp.