The first biography of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, the revered and influential guitarist for Pantera, who was tragically murdered at the age of thirty-eight.
Black Tooth Grin is the first biography of "Dimebag" Darrell, the Texas-bred guitarist of the heavy metal band Pantera, who, along with three audience members, was murdered on stage by a deranged fan in 2004--twenty-four years to the day after John Lennon met a similar fate.
Darrell Abbott began as a teenage guitar prodigy, inspired by Kiss and winning local talent contests. With his brother, drummer Vinnie Abbott, Pantera was formed, and it became one of the most popular and influential metal bands of the '90s, selling tens of millions of albums such as Cowboys from Hell and Vulgar Display of Power to an intensely devoted fan base. In contrast to the band's aggressive music, "Dime" was outgoing and gregarious, devoted to his craft, and adored by just about everyone who knew him.
From Pantera's heyday to their implosion following singer Phil Anselmo's heroin addiction, from the band Damageplan to Darrell Abbott's tragic end, Black Tooth Grin is a must for anyone who misses this guitar legend.
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