Dimebag Darrell facts for kids
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|Birth name||Darrell Lance Abbott|
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.
2015 damage to the site where Abbott was buried
On February 28th, 2015, someone said that the site where Darrell Abbott's dead body was buried at Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery was damaged. It is suspected but not proven that American heavy metal music group Nuclear Hellfrost from Fort Wayne, Indiana damaged the site. Pantera told law enforcement about this, who are trying to find answers.
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