13 Greatest Dimebag Darrell Quotes

13 Greatest Dimebag Darrell Quotes

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Darrell Lance Abbot, better know as his stage name Dimebag Darrell, was a guitarist and songwriter for the iconic metal band Pantera. He was born and raised in Ennis, Texas. His parents where fully supportive of his passion for music and bought him his first guitar at the age of 12. Dimebag Darrell was murdered tragically on December 8, 2004 when one of the audience members at a Pantera show show and killed him during a performance.

“A lot of bands whine about the road and how tough it is.”

“Between the record companies being the way they are and the fact that people can just download one song instead of buying a whole album, it’s hard to make a good living nowadays.”

“Every song is different.”

“I was lucky enough to get to see guys like Bugs Henderson, Jimmy Wallace, all those great Texas blues players.”

“If you improvise a riff and the crowd immediately reacts to it, you know you’re on to something.”

“It kills me when I see some metal band trying to pass themselves off as an ‘alternative band.”

“Metal is what I am into. Shit that moves you. Shit that has heart and soul.”

“Music drives you. It wakes you up, it gets you pumping. And, at the end of the day, the correct tune will chill you down.”

“Musicians tend to get bored playing the same thing over and over, so I think it’s natural to experiment.”

“Pantera is the only band I’ve ever been in, and at the start we used to play covers to make a living.”

“The worst advice I ever received from my dad was to play by the book.”

“We still get those kind of cats coming out to our shows. Once you’re into it, you’re into it for a lifetime.”

“When I tried to play something and screwed up, I’d hear some other note that would come into play. Then I started trying different things to find the beauty in it.”