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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation

Dimebag Darrell Abbott was one of the greatest guitar players ever. One of modern metal's key figures, Dimebag Darrell founded Pantera with his brother, drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott – forging a style that combined brutally precise, punk-honed grooves with splatter-paint melodic runs. He is considered to be one of the driving forces behind groove metal music.

There can hardly be any doubt that Dimebag belongs in the Rock 'n Roll Music Hall of Fame and deserves your signature on this Petition.

Signed,

Brenda Taft Edwards

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Consider this:

At the time of his tragic death in 2004, Dimebag Darrell was rated by "Rolling Stone" magazine as #92 in its list of THE 100 GREATEST GUITARISTS.

He was described by Greg Prato of...

Consider this:

At the time of his tragic death in 2004, Dimebag Darrell was rated by "Rolling Stone" magazine as #92 in its list of THE 100 GREATEST GUITARISTS.

He was described by Greg Prato of "Allmusic" as "one of the most influential stylists in modern metal." THREE of Dime's guitar solos were ranked in "Guitar World" magazine's list of the "TOP 100 GUITAR SOLOS OF ALL-TIME."

He was universally praised for his tone and was included in "Guitar Player's" magazine's list of "THE 50 GREATEST TONES OF ALL-TIME".

In August of 2012, eight years after Dime's death, UK magazine "Metal Hammer" said ". . . the iconic and most beloved Dimebag Darrell is the ultimate riff lord." There have been plenty of giant-killing shredders over the years. There have been the most immense soloists. And of course there have been those masters of the metal universe: the riff overlords. The thing about Dimebag Darrell, though, is that he didn't just excel at any one of those things. He could do all of them, not just as well as the next axe-grinder. Not Just better, either. But in a whole new way he invented for himself, for us, forever. …a guitarist so unbelievably good he got banned from entering talent contests as a kid because he kept winning them. A cat so polar-cool he single-handedly took heavy metal in a new direction and influenced countless others to follow him. A brother so fucking awesome that even death could not stop him getting his message across, as it continues to do today with every record still bought or downloaded, every YouTube clip still slavered over."

OF COURSE Dimebag Darrell Abbott belongs in the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame! PLEASE: SIGN OUR PETITION!

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