The guitarist Dimebag Darrell passed away at age 38, way too young.
Biography - A Short Wiki
Pantera and Damageplan guitarist who influenced the sound of groove metal and who was murdered by a deranged fan.
He was married to Rita Sue Haney, whom he met when he was in third grade.
How did Dimebag Darrell die?
Murder caused Dimebag Darrell's death in 2004.
|Cause of death||Murder|
|Age of death||38 years|
|Birthday||August 20, 1966|
|Death date||December 8, 2004|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
To me and my band, guitar riffs are what it’s all about. We know that every time we jam on a great riff, we’ve got a fighting chance of writing a great song!Dimebag Darrell
Losing control of your pick on stage sucks, so I scratch some deep X’s into both sides of my pick with something sharp, like a dart.Dimebag Darrell
People that love this form of music have loved it from way back – Sabbath, Zeppelin, the early days.Dimebag Darrell
Initially, I just used the guitar as a prop. I’d pose with it in front of a mirror in my Kiss makeup when I was skipping school. Then I figured out how to play the main riff to Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke on the Water’ on just the E string. Next, my old man showed me how to play barre chords, and that’s when things started getting really heavy.Dimebag Darrell
I’m not a super blues player, but I was exposed to the Texas blues sound while I was growing up, and that definitely rubbed off on me.Dimebag Darrell