Hard Rock And Metal To Celebrate The Life Of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott With A Once In A Lifetime Concert

posted October 25, 2010

Hard Rock And Metal To Celebrate The Life Of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott With A Once In A Lifetime Concert

How do you continue to celebrate the life of one of heavy metal's true legends? You call on those who had the most admiration and respect to gather in one place and do what they do best to pay homage - which includes fellow musicians and fans alike. On October 29th at the Key Club in West Hollywood, CA, fans and an all-star lineup will do just that and no doubt pulverize the heavens with a night of ungodly metallic thunder at this year's Dimebash 2010, in honor of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. "The thing I remember the most about Darrell was the way he loved to jump up on stage with anyone at the drop of a hat," states Rita Haney, longtime girlfriend of Dime and the person who knew him best. "When this tragedy originally happened, I saw the music community unite like I've never seen before. To have the name 'Dimebag,' still to this day, bring together musicians and fans to pay homage in such a respectful way to such an amazing person and cause is very overwhelming! In Dime's vision... it's always been about a damn good time!" At the same time, proceeds will benefit in the name of another metal legend that left us too early, the Ronnie James Dio Stand up and Shout Cancer Fund.

The all-star lineup to share the stage will include hard rock and heavy metal titans: Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters, Simon Wright from Dio, Brent Smith, Zach Myers and Eric Bass of Shinedown, Kerry King and Dave Lombardo of Slayer, Robb Flynn and Phil Demmel of Machine Head, Chuck Billy from Testament, Chris Howorth and Maria Brink of In This Moment and many more, including some surprises that will surely nail your jaw to the floor. This incredible event is being hosted by radio/television personality Jose Mangin, a veteran of several Dimebag events. In addition, attendees will be able to land some limited edition merchandise, nab raffle tickets for chances to win some cool collectables and purchase Monster Energy cocktail drink specials, all of which partial proceeds go to benefit the cause. And if the All-Star Jam with legends and legends in the making isn't enough, special guest opener includes hard rock juggernauts Rev Theory. The metal brotherhood and community comes together once again to not only help themselves heal, but to also help the world around them. Good guys sometimes do wear black!


  • Jose Mangin


  • Twiggy Ramirez Marilyn Manson / NIN / A Perfect Circle


  • Dave Grohl - Foo Fighters
  • Dave Lombardo - Slayer / Philm
  • Simon Wright - Dio
  • Joey Jordison - Slipknot / Murderdolls / Rob Zombie
  • John Boecklin - DevilDriver


  • Paul Phillips - Puddle of Mudd
  • Phil Demmel - Machine Head
  • Chris Howorth - In This Moment
  • Kerry King - Slayer
  • Robb Flynn - Machine Head
  • Zach Myers - Shinedown
  • Nick Bowcott - Marshall
  • Jeff Kendrick - DevilDriver
  • Shane Gibson - Korn
  • Gerry Nestler - Philm


  • Chris Howorth - In This Moment
  • Eric Bass - Shinedown
  • Elliott Rubinson - Dean
  • Tony Campos - Static X / Asesino / Minstry
  • Joey Vera - Armored Saint
  • Twiggy Ramirez - Marilyn Manson / NIN / A Perfect Circle


  • Chuck Billy - Testament
  • Maria Brink - In This Moment
  • Wes Scantlin - Puddle of Mudd
  • Robb Flynn - Machine Head
  • Jose Mangin - SiriusXM
  • Brent Smith - Shinedown
  • Steve Miller - Kinda Major
  • Gerry Nestler - Philm