- Alan Berry
A never-before-published interview with Dimebag Darrell from 1992.
In this episode, we have metal guitar legend Darrell Abbott, also known as Dimebag Darrell. At the time of this interview in 1992, Dimebag was 25 years old and was out on tour in support of Pantera’s album “Vulgar Display of Power.” In the interview, Dimebag talks about his guitar trick that he wants everyone to learn; how Randy Rhoads, Eddie Van Halen, and Ace Frehley were his influences; how great his dad was; and how Pantera writes their music.
00:00 – Intro Dimebag Darrell Interview
01:11 – Being banned from a local guitar competition as a teenager
03:20 – Whether being from Texas affects his playing
04:36 – What he listened to when he was younger
05:12 – Being influenced by Randy Rhoads and Ace Frehley
07:20 – What guitar scales he knows
07:42 – Who taught him to play guitar and the first song he played
08:30 – How great his dad was
09:42 – Wanting his own guitar tone
11:02 – Yelling at his brother to keep it down
11:21 – The guitar trick he wants everyone to learn
12:40 – His new whammy pedal
13:15 – The way he writes solos
15:07 – Whether he plays a lot of acoustic guitar
15:43 – Whether he thinks he’s a good enough player for thrash music
16:45 – How he traded a joint for a guitar pick-up
18:07 – His guitar chops
18:46 – Why he loves Dean Guitars
22:19 – Playing with his brother Vinnie
23:34 – Playing the Moscow concert in front of 1.6 million fans
26:32 – Whether he’s ever been hurt at a gig
27:10 – How Pantera writes their music
28:26 – Whether he has any ideas for the next album
28:59 – His top five essential guitar albums
This week’s episode also introduces a new interviewer to The Tapes Archive. The interview you are about to hear was conducted by Pete Prown. Pete is a veteran music journalist and has interviewed the world’s top guitarists for over 35 years. He’s currently Music Editor at Vintage Guitar magazine and editor of the “Legends of Rock Guitar” Facebook page. His work has appeared in Guitar Shop, Guitar for the Practicing Musician, and Guitar Player magazine, among other titles.
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