Unheard Dimebag Track Available in UK Only
SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, who produced the song, tells the magazine, “I got the track and put it into Pro Tools and trimmed the edges and made it shine a bit but the true producer and engineer was Dime. The sounds you hear are the ones he recorded, I just cleaned it up.
“I’ve never done anything like this and it was an honor to work on something that no one has ever heard and to be one of the first to listen to it.
“[Dime‘s former girlfriend] Rita [Haney] told me about the song, about Zakk [Wylde] and the whole the story about them getting together and ending up drunk. It’s really cool.
“Rita fills me in and all the stories are so great. They had such a nice life.
“I’ve come know more about him and his impact later in life than I did at the time. You really appreciate his art and what he contributes to metal.”
Other bands featured on the CD include SOULFLY, BLEEDING THROUGH, CANCER BATS and THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN.
“Dimebag” Darrell was co-founder and lead guitarist for PANTERA. When PANTERA broke up in 2003, Dimebag and his brother Vinnie Paul formed DAMAGEPLAN. On Dec. 8, 2004, while performing with DAMAGEPLAN at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio, Dimebag was shot and killed onstage by Nathan Gale. He was 38 years old.