Thursday, December 8, 2011
Dimebag Darrell Tribute Video
|Inks on Bristol / 2011|
On today’s date 7 years ago, Dimebag Darrell, guitarist for Pantera was shockingly murdered on stage in Columbus, OH while playing with one of his side projects, Damageplan. The shooter, Nathan Gale killed three others and injured seven in his rampage. Gale was shot dead by a shotgun blast to the face from a police officer in the ensuing mayhem. I created a tribute portrait of Dimebag this week for Rock Star Martyr who will be covering the guitarist today on the anniversary of his passing.
Dimebag was recently voted one of the Top 100 Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone but by many accounts should have been closer to the top of the list. He helped define a unique Southern Heavy Metal sound which drew Pantera legions of devoted fans and a posthumous cult following since his abrupt death.
The Artwork of Brandt Hardin