In April 2021, Youtube user J Donaldson uploaded an aerial view of the end PANTERA and DAMAGE PLAN guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott‘s house and recording studio (aka The Fortress) in Dalworthington Gardens, Texas. Watch the 1.5-minute video below.
In February 2015, as part of Guitar worldcover of the tenth anniversary of the tragic death of the guitarist, the magazine was invited to Dimebag‘s home and recording studio – and they have to bring their cameras. Guitar worldThe exclusive video tour of, which can also be found below, offered a private look at DimebagThe impressive collection of guitars from, not to mention his home, his memorabilia, his kitchen, his bathrooms and much more.
Abbott, one of hard rock’s most loved and respected musicians, was shot on stage during a DAMAGE PLAN concert on December 8, 2004 at the Alrosa Villa club in Columbus, Ohio by a 25 year old ex-Marine named Nathan Gale. large wind murdered four people in total and injured three others before being himself killed by a police officer James D. Niggemeyer, who arrived at the scene a few minutes later large wind began its rampage.
According to The pulse of the radio, large wind seemed to be deliberately aiming Abbott, suggesting that the young man, who had a history of mental illness, resented Abbott and his drummer brother Vinnie paul, for the breaking of PANTERA in 2002. Columbus Police closed their investigation in October 2005 without establishing the motive for the shooting.
Abbott and Paul form PANTERA in the mid-1980s in Texas. The group recorded four independent albums before their major debut in 1990, “Cowboys from Hell”, introduced a heavier sound and made it a favorite with metal fans. the years 1994 “Far beyond driving” debuted at No.1 on The Billboard 200 without the benefit of a commercially successful single.
The group split in 2002 following the departure of the volatile singer. Philippe Anselme. Dime and Vinnie, as they were known to their fans, banded together with DAMAGE PLAN, by releasing the group’s first album, “New power found”, in February 2004. The group was on tour to support the record at the time of the shootings.
AbbottThe death of was a devastating blow to the tight-knit hard rock and metal community. He was known to his fellow musicians for his hospitality, friendship and party spirit, and was a legend among fans and peers for his powerful, innovative and unmistakable playing style.
Vinnie paul died in June 2018 at the age of 54 in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas. The official cause of death was dilated cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart, and severe coronary artery disease. He was buried next to his brother and their mother, caroline, at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington, Texas.
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