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Dimebag Darrell To Be Inducted Into Hard Rock Cafe Walk of Fame in Dallas

By Newsferatu, Writer
Monday, November 6, 2006 @ 12:24 AM


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“Dimebag” Darrell (Darrell Lance Abbott) will be posthumously honored with the unveiling of his very own star on Hard Rock Cafe Dallas’ Walk of Fame at 6:00pm on Thursday, November 9, 2006.

Accepting the honor on behalf and in memory of Dimebag will be his brother, Vinnie Paul, and lifelong partner, Rita Haney.

Immediately following the unveiling, Vinnie and Rita will present Hard Rock Acquisitions Manager Don Bernstine with the Dean guitar Dimebag used on Pantera’s “101 Proof” Tour. The evening will continue with a performance from The Hillbilly Orchestra.

After the breakup of Pantera in 2003, Dimebag and Vinnie formed Damageplan. On December 8th, 2004, while performing with Damageplan in Columbus, Ohio, Dimebag was shot and killed onstage. He was 38 years old.

“The star bearing “Dime’s” name that is being inducted into the Hard Rock Walk of Fame here in Dallas is very special for us,” states Vinnie.

I feel like Dime always got the respect he deserved nationally and internationally but locally I feel like he sometimes got overlooked. Now his star will shine brighter than ever deep in the heart of Texas! It is a proud moment for us and we want to thank the Hard Rock for recognizing Dime’s talents and accomplishments!”

According to Rita, “This guitar was taken from the Œ101 Proof’ tour, which was done as a replica of his original Dean guitar that Dime played earlier in his career, through the first three records and tours of Pantera.”

Rita continued, “The fact that this induction is being held in our hometown is a great honor to his memory! I'm so glad to see Dallas recognizing what a great talent that one of their own truly was!”


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