Dimebag Darrell, born Darrell Lance Abbott, was a heavy metal guitarist and songwriter active from the 1980s until his death. He founded the band Pantera in 1981 with his brother, Vinnie Paul.
Arlington, Texas-based Pantera played for more than 2 decades and released nine albums before disbanding in 2003.
Afterward, Dimebag Darrell and his brother formed Damageplan and released their debut studio album, “New Found Power” in February 2004.
Ten months later, Dimebag Darrell was shot and killed during a show in Columbus, Ohio. He was 38.
Damageplan never played another show, though fans of both Damageplan and Pantera still remember Dimebag Darrell as a great musician and writer.
He has been listed among the greatest guitarists of all time by magazines such as Rolling Stone, Guitar World and Metal Hammer.