Five years ago on this date, “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was assassinated onstage during a Damageplan concert at Columbus nightclub The Alrosa Villa. Enough has been written about the Pantera/Damageplan guitarist, his generosity of spirit, and his immense talent elsewhere, so we’ll leave his legacy alone, but add that writing this five year memorial made us sad, angry, then sad again.
There’s a pretty interesting article about the Alrosa Villa five years later here, where the club’s owner mentions that they close every year on the anniversary of his death. Rest in peace, Dime. We’ll be drinking a blacktooth in your memory tonight.