Dec. 8, 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of Pantera / Damageplan guitarist ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott‘s tragic death. In remembrance of the guitar phenom, we’ve spoken to rock and metal’s greatest musicians to gather stories and testimonies of admiration towards the immortal shredder.
First off, we’ve got the one-and-only Slash. In this clip, the top-hatted guitarist talks chilling with Dime and other musicians at the opening of the Hard Rock Cafe in Orlando, Fla. Slash also puts a huge emphasis on what “a phenomenal guitar player” the cowboy from hell truly was. “He had a great tone and a great original style and wrote very unique riffs … He was one of the best new guitar players that came out over a long period of time,” Slash declares.
Watch Slash remember ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott in the clip above and stay tuned for lots more tribute videos between now and Dec. 8.