Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To Dimebag Darrell (Pantera) On 15th Anniversary Of His Death

Today (December 8) marks the 15th anniversary of the tragic death of Dimebag Darrell Abbott. The legendary Pantera guitarist passed away after being gunned down during a Damageplan show at the Alrosa Villa club in Columbus, OH in 2004. A number of rock/metal musicians have taken to social media to honor Abbott on this sad day:

Pantera:

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals:

Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society):

Rob Halford (Judas Priest):

Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Papa Roach:

Bad Wolves:

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

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Mina Caputo (Life Of Agony):

Imonolith:

Actor Jason Momoa Joins Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Onstage For Pantera’s “This Love” In Inglewood, CA

Metalhead actor Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”, “Game Of Thrones”) was among the celebrities that attended Slayer’s final show in Inglewood, CA last night (November 30) and he even joined Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals onstage during their performance of Pantera‘s “This Love.“ You can see footage of that below.

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going on stage and yelling love love LOVE with my baby boy and pantera. aka @philiphanselmo and the illegals my mind was blown FUCKIN BLOWN. i was living out my childhood dreams. i am so thankful for those moments shared with dear friends and my babies. it’s crazy to think of slayer and anthrax and metallica as ohana but they are love u guys. and to finally meet les claypool was legendary PRIMUS. RHCP AND RAGE was what i grew up on skateboarding and DROGO wouldn’t exist if there wasn’t @panteraofficial love ya phil. i’ve trained and bleed and fought my way to where i am. listening to these legends mahalo nui for your music and endless inspiration. slayers last show on tour. what a fucking night. love you @garyholt_official @tomarayaofficial paul and kerry @slayerbandofficial mahalo for having da momoas. babies i hope you remember these moments with your papa forever back to work. aloha j

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Momoa wasn’t the only celebrity at Slayer’s final show. Actor Joe Manganiello (“True Blood”, etc.), King Diamond, Post Malone, and members of Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, Butcher Babies, etc. were all present as well:

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Charlie Benante (Anthrax) Joins Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Onstage In Las Vegas. NV

During Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals November 27 set at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV, the band were joined onstage by Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante. You can see footage of them performing Pantera’s “Strength Beyond Strength” and part of “Goddamn Electric” below:

Judas Priest & Behemoth Added To 2020 Bloodstock Open Air Festival

Judas Priest and Behemoth have been added to the 2020 Bloodstock Open Air festival in the UK. That event will take place on August 6-9 at Catton Park in Walton-Upon Trent in Derbyshire and it will also feature: Devin Townsend, Skindred, Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, Paradise Lost, Gloryhammer, Vio-lence, Dark Tranquility, Sacred Reich, The Black Dahlia Murder. Jinjer, Life Of Agony, Diamond Head, and Butcher Babies.

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Performing “Mixed Lunatic Results”

Pro-shot footage of Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals performing “Mixed Lunatic Results” during a September 2018 show in Dallas, Texas has been shared online. You can check that out below. The track is from the band’s latest album “Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue.”

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Share New Video For “Photographic Taunts”

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals have shared a new video for their song “Photographic Taunts.” The clip was filmed by Mike Holderbeast during a jam session at Nodferatu’s Lair. The track is from the band’s latest album “Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue.”

Phil Anselmo Discusses The Fallout From His Infamous “White Power” Incident At 2016 Dimebash

During a new interview with Kerrang!, Phil Anselmo (Pantera, etc.) once again commented on his infamous “white power” chant and Nazi salute at the 2016 Dimebash. The singer is still facing some backlash from the racist outburst, which recently resulted in the cancellation of Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals’ New Zealand shows earlier this year.

Anselmo said the following about the incident:

“I feel like it’s ridiculous. I made an off-color joke and ‘Boom!’ – it’s like I’m literally Hitler! I’m not. I take each individual one at a time, in the way that any logical individual will. I have love in my heart. Over the years I’ve learned to take the first step with love and to put good faith first. I get along with everybody. If there’s any doubt about my political leanings, people should get it out of their heads.

I was raised amongst a dazzling [cast of characters] from the theatre, from the mental hospital, from all walks of life – all colors, creeds and kinds. It’s absurd to me that anyone in this day and age would judge anyone by the color of their skin, their heritage or their religion. I’m a harmless guy. I’m a reactionary, not a troublemaker.”

He also added the following when asked if he would trade success for anonymity:

“I’m a realist. What has happened has happened. What is going to happen is going to happen. What am I supposed to do about it? Am I supposed to re-live shit, or rewind time? Erase people’s memories? If you stack what I’ve done up against all the horrible things that have been done on this earth, I’d hope that I’d come pretty low on the list. I don’t have a racist bone in my body. My heroes are everybody.”