Greetings, everyone getting ready for Xmas ? Back to the metal roots today, so this post will be talking about Darrell Abbott, or better know as Dimebag Darrell.
First off, if you don't know who he is, he was the guitarist for the metal band Pantera. Pantera broke up and he was then the guitarist for Damageplan.
Darrell's brother Vinnie Paul, was the drummer for Pantera and also for Damageplan.
Almost 10 years ago, Dimebag was shot and killed on stage while performing with Damageplan. Thought I would shed a little info about that night with these 2 videos below. Check them out, they are very very good.
Got this next part from the Internet....wikipedia
Abbott's grave is located at the Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Arlington, Texas. He is buried alongside his mother who died in 1999 of a brain aneurysm. He was buried with Eddie Van Halen's black and yellow-striped Charvel electric guitar (sometimes referred to as "Bumblebee"), which was pictured with Van Halen on the inner sleeve and back cover of the album Van Halen II. Dimebag had asked for one of these guitars in 2004, shortly before he was shot. Eddie Van Halen originally agreed to make Darrell a copy of the guitar, but upon hearing of Abbott's death, offered to place the actual guitar in his casket. Dimebag was buried in a KISS Kasket. Inspired by the rock 'n' roll group KISS, he requested in his will that he be buried in one of the famous coffins. Kiss co-founder Gene Simmons said, "There were a limited number made and I sent mine to the family of 'Dimebag' Darrell. He requested in his will to be buried in a Kiss Kasket, as he sort of learned his rock 'n' roll roots by listening to us for some strange reason."
Below is what the KISS Kasket looked like.
That is it for today's history lesson
Ryder's jokes of the day
"I was married 3 times " explained the man to a newly discovered drinking partner, "and I'll never marry again. My first 2 wives died of eating poison mushrooms and my 3rd wife died of a fractured skull. " "That's a shame. " said his friend , "How did it happen? " "She wouldn't eat the mushrooms! "
A blonde was bragging about her knowledge of international capitals.
She proudly said, "Go ahead and quiz me. I know all of them! "
Her friend said, "O. K. then, what's the capital of France? "
The blonde replied, "Oh, that's so easy! F. "