I love Vinnie Paul. I think he’s a righteous dude, even though he sells his old crap to fans and plays drums in that awful band — with an awful, hideous publicist — HellYeah. And I do not blame him for the way he’s handled the whole Phil Anselmo thing; soon before Dime died, shit was said by Phil and it could have escalated, but Vinnie has remained cool about everything. I was glad to see Vinnie checked in to reflect on Dime’s passing six years ago.
“I wanna thank you all for remembering and celebrating the life of my best friend and brother, Mr. Dimebag Darrell,” Paul says in an online statement. “His spirit and energy is always with us and inspires us to be the best we can be! His legacy lives on bigger than ever, so on this day of sadness let’s crank up his tunes, watch his videos, do some blacktooth grins and carry on in his honor! That would put a smile on his face!”
I fucking miss Dimebag. I do. I miss Ronnie and Dime a lot. Its fucked up to think that both those dudes are gone. Vinnie then posted a picture with the post from one of his favorite moments with Dime.
“March 11, 2004 in Las Vegas — when me and Dime got up and jammed with Sammy Hagar and The Waboritas. Growing up being huge Van Halen and Sammy Hagar fans, this was a huge honor and a blast for both of us. We played ‘You Really Got Me’ and ‘Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love,’ which we knew inside out and nailed it, then Sammy yells, ‘Dimebag, ‘Wild Thing’ in the key of E,’ and we both looked at each other like, ‘Uh, oh oh.’ It was a song we have never played… So Sammy leaned over Dime and showed him the three chords and we faked our way through it and it was actually pretty kick-ass…It was a dream come true! This is a photo of us havin’ some Cabo Wabo tequila and shootin’ the shit backstage after the show!”
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