This is an article I did for work and mentioned on my TV segment, in memory of the late Dimebag Darrell Abbott, the revolutionary guitarist from Pantera: Requiem for a guitar god: remembering Dimebag Darrell Abbott (http://www.kuam.com/news/11879.aspx)
I've admittedly been out of the normal loop of knowing the day's top stories, but I was absolutely floored when reading about the tragic and senseless murder of Dimebag Darrell Abbott, best known for his groundbreaking guitar work with Pantera. To a metalhead and musician like myself, he was a true inspiration and I'm literally shaking as I write this. I'm that moved. I haven't been this offset by the loss of a musician since Randy Rhoads died in 1982.
<This is an except from my radio show wherein I recapped the top stories of 2004>