Dimebag Darrell

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Darrell Lance Abbott, also known as Diamond Darrell and Dimebag Darrell, was an American guitarist and songwriter best known as a founding member of two bands, Pantera and Damageplan, alongside his brother, Vinnie Paul. Abbott died in 2004 after he was shot by a mentally unstable fan.


Best guitarist ever! His style in rhythm and leads surpasses the masses. Influenced by Eddie Van Halen, ace freely, zakk wylde, ted nugent and Dave mustaine... To name a few... Dime honed into making the best metal records of their time. With anselmos lyrics and Dime's amazing metal poetry, Pantera was the last heavy metal (I mean heavier than, as far as heavy metal goes) to over night hit #1 on the billboards with far beyond driven; even though billboards is mainstream bull. They will be the last metal band to gain overnight success like this. COWBOYS FROM HELL! RIP DIME! GET YA PULL!

You have to be kidding me! Synyster gates at number 4?!?!?
Dimebag darrell is the daddy of synyster gates..
Sure, ".. He has blistering speed... Pro at divebombs, sweeps.. " whatever.. You're taking about divebombs in front of dimebag?
And how does synyster gates figure before gilmour and clapton!? What about emotion? Guitarists like clapton, gilmour, dimebag have loads of emotion in their playing.. Such soulful music!
This list seriously needs to change! Dimebag darrell forever, /

This list is a joke! Sure Hendrix n jimmy page should be up there but dimebag was probably the most gifted guitar player to ever walk the earth! So his music may not be your cup of tea but like Hendrix before him he owned the guitar when it was in his hands.. Also santana should be a lot higher on the list! Angus Young 10? Is this a popularity contest or a grade of talent? You could probably learn Angus's songs in about 2 weeks!

Dimebag shredded his way to fame. He's not the best but there aren't many better than him. He needed more range though. But the important thing was his success brought his entire genre of music more fame without dimebag, who would of heard of Pantera? Without Pantera who would have listened to any of the other truly heavy in your face stuff they produced? So top 10 for his significant and his amazing shredding. - Dpolescotty

Dimebag is one of the most inspirational guitarists ever. He was just, pure metal. He was, in my eyes, the greatest guitarist to have ever lived, and I would have jumped in front of him and taken the bullets myself. He was such an inspiration to so many people on this list. He is the father of metal guitar! R.I.P. dime!

How is Dimebag Below Synyster, Slash, and Angus?!?! Those 3 are overrated.

But Dimebag: Passion, feeling, emotion, groove, speed, technical ability, he had it all. And, he developed his own unique style of playing the guitar. A style that nobody had ever heard before. He is definitely one of the best, if not the best metal guitarist of all time. He should be at least in the top 5 on this list.

Dimebag was awesome. Eddie Van Halen has said that Darrell is the best of all time. I love Darrell, but to those of you who can not see past the thrash/metal genre who are bashing Prince go to YouTube and look up "Prince while my guitar gently weeps" and check out where he helps induct George Harrison into the rock hall of fame.

Why are Slash and Kirk Hammett are ranked higher than Dimebag? Who votes here? 9 year old kids? I mean slash is good, he has written some good riffs and songs, but he is SO overrated! And Kirk, well he has good aspects too, playing with too much wah-effects has created his own style and the same thing, he has written a bunch of good riffs and solos in Metalica together with Hetfield. But he and slash, even if they were together, will never compare to what Dimebag did with Pantera. Just entirely masterpieces. RIP Dimebag Darrel. - Wolf92xd

The master himself can't even make a top ten list. He should be in the top 5 all time, there will never be another dimebag or anyone that can crush it like he did. Dimebag played an entire concert with a broken guitar, who else can pull that off? He will always be number one in my mind next to jimmy page, jimi hendrix and david gilmour

Dimebag Darrell was the best guitarist in the history of metal! He poured so much soul into what he played. Dime influenced a new generation of musicians and will NEVER be topped. He is the only guitarist that I am about to lose it from the amount of soul he had in his playing. Listen to the solo of floods. That is the most amazing thing I have ever heard. Cemetery gates, floods, the sleep, drag the waters, the best solos in history! No one can replicate his sound. For those who don't know, dimebag was killed onstage in 2004 by a mentally unstable fan who thought he had stolen his thoughts. Then, the band nuclear hellfrost came to bimebags grave, wrote f** on it and stole other things at the cemetery. Because of this, pantera fans were up in arms. I am seriously surprised that nuclear hellfrost is has not been killed yet! You can find reaction videos online about this. You can VERY clearly see how upset these fans are. I am waiting to this day to hear that the someone in the band has ...more

Dimebag Darrell is THE greatest guitar player ever. No one will ever be as good as he was. He should be in the number 1 spot. He was extremely talented and when he was killed the world lost one of the greatest guitar players that ever lived. I have yet to see anyone come close to having a talent like his.

Dimebag Darrell should definitely be in #1 spot, if not, then in top 3 or top 5, but not 13. just check out his solos in Floods, The Sleep, 10's, Cemetery Gates, Revolution Is My Name, Cowboys From Hell, Walk, Domination, Drag The Waters, etc.. all his solos are amazing. Also his guitar is awesome. He uses that one, while almost all other guitarists use a fender or les paul, or ibanez or whatever.

Dimebag should be #1 He is absolutely the best, most amazing guitarist to ever walk this earth! Watch him shred on any video or live footage. He's a madman with his guitar. Every time I watch him I am blown away! "WOW" and "AMAZING" are the only two words I can get out when watching him. May he be resting peacefully. Dime you are #1!

Amazguitar player. He should be in the top 5. He invented many new things you could do with a guitar with a little and sometimes a lot of practice. His solo in "Floods" was groundbreaking. It was called one of the best guitar solos of all time by several sites I've visited. This dude was sensational. he didn't just have some good solos. He was consistent. Every single one of his solos were amazing. Who knows what he would have accomplished if he was alive today. - Charlesman30

Definitely pure metal with southern attitude... Dimebag was the best metal guitarist ever and no one played like him in history. he has such feeling and passion when he played, wether if it was crazy solos or face melting riffs... The riff from "i'm broken" is probably his best, his crazyiest solo is definitely the one in "Domination" and personaly my favorite work of his is the solo from "this love" dimebag is just pure genius

Dimebag darrell deserves to be #1. if not #1 then at least in top 5 maybe top 3. just listen to his solos in Floods, 10's, Cemetery Gates, Revolution Is My Name, Drag The Waters, Domination, Cowboys From Hell, Walk, etc... Not to mention his guitar is sick. it's a one of a kind. almost every other guitarist uses a fender or les paul, or something.

Dimebag Darrell Abbott was and always will be one of the all-time greatest metal/thrash guitarists and greatest shredders of all time. The man has left his mark on the metal/thrash genre, and his music will inspire forever.
If you do not believe that Dimebag was one of the greatest listen to the solo's from Pantera-Cemetery Gates, and Floods. then make your decision.

Simply amazing in every way. And an awesome guy. He deserves at least top 5. He had the sound to slice through the entire band and overtop of the crowd. Its easy to tell its him when he plays. The world of metal will remember his name and his amazing solos for decades. RIP

Hey I really don't know that what is this that he should be in top 10 what this this man is really something.. He is such a guitarist that I ever seen and seen, this is really disappointing me... Looking for some of his great and heartbreaking solos... Hey rock

Due to the heavy and brutal style of music that Pantera played, not to many of these voters have truly listened to KingDimes playing. Best solo's, and best riff's ever recorded and played on a guitar. Truly the greatest guitarist that has ever walked the face of the earth. Chill bumps so large that it causes hair loss. No person has ever sounded or played like him. Most range of all these players. #1 all the way.. Period!

One of the best metal guitarist to walk the face of the Earth. If you don't agree with that, listen to solos in these songs by Pantera: The Sleep, Floods, 10's, Walk, Cemetery Gates. Even if metal isn't your cup of tea, there is no denying that Dime was a great guitarist. Respect. - ThrashMetalaholic

I just really love Dime because he poured him soul and heart into his guitar. He also had an amazing character. People looked up to him because of his kindness and compassion. With people and with his music. And plus he looks bad-ass with that beard. Just saying

Dimebag Darrell was a master at guitar, I cannot begin to understand why that guy that shot him, shot him but he was the saddest man alive 2 have 2 do that, I mean I would lose my arm and leg 2 watch him shred at a concert live he is absolutely incredible

Dimebag darrell is 21st? What are you people on has nobody heard pantera and where is tony iommi come on people wake up. Slash number one? Overrated. Dimebag makes the twenty above him look like amateurs when it comes to playing guitar.

Who wrote this article? They do not play guitar. They sure as hell need to clean there ears out. I've seen highly rated guitar players try to cover dimes lead skills, and fail miserably. Even Zakk Wylde struggled. That speaks volumes.