On January 24that the Observatory in Santa Ana, California, the annual Dimebash concert is set to be unleashed to rock and metal fans. The event is a tribute to the late, Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott. The guitar icon was gunned down onstage while performing with his band Damageplan in December 2004. and let’s face it, the bill is a who’s who of rock and metal greats.
On hand for the all-star jam will be over 50 musicians, featuring Dave Grohl, Slipknot’s Cory Taylor, Anthrax‘s Scott Ian and Charlie Benante, ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, Cypress Hill’s Sen Dog, Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss, King’s X singer-bassist Dug Pinnick, Testament drummer Gene Hoglan, and Dimebag’s Pantera bandmate Rex Brown. Let’s face it, the bill is a who’s who of rock and metal greats:
The night will also feature opening sets by Fireball Ministry and Rex Brown’s band Kill Devil Hill.
If the gig itself wasn’t enough, they will also be holding a raffle, the winner wins tickets to attend a private after-party that will feature Dave Grohl’s BackBeat BBQ and an acoustic set by Kyng.
Rity Haney, Dimebag’s longtime girlfriend, released the following press announcement: “Crazy thing about this event is, you never think the last one can be topped. But when this much creativity comes together in one room, dude, watch it go! It will light you up! The vibe is always so incredible.”
This year’s Dimebash will have even more significance, Dimebag’s brother and fellow Pantera bandmate, Vinnie Paul, died suddenly in June of last year due to heart disease.
You can snag tickets for the event at TicketWeb.com.