Another sold out year for Dimebash 2020, supporting Dimebagzhag Rita Haney’s charity “Ride For Dime,” founded in the name of Dimebag Darrell Abott. The charity is continuing his legacy and supporting causes that were close to Dime, now 15 years after the family and fans lost Dime to a tragic, senseless shooting
Also honored at this year’s Dimebash was Dime’s fallen brother, Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul, who passed in 2018 from a heart attack at his home in Las Vegas
Hosted by Sirius XM Liquid Metal Radio’s Jose Mangin, the night gathered an array of guest stars and players together, all with stories of their times with Dime, and how he touched their lives and influenced their playingDave Grohl hosted the Backstage BBQ, and joined the band onstage for a few songs. He opted not to play a Pantera song, saying, “It’s just too hard,“ with respect to Dime’s musicianship. Other participants included female rock legend, Lita Ford, who rocked the crowd with her 1988 song, “Close my Eyes Forever, and Scott Ian of Anthrax, who lead a group of acoustic players with a touching version of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here.”
With an array of additional guest stars too long to mention, and love and respect in the air for Dime and Vinnie, the night marked another great year for the memory of both metal legends and the music they left behind.