Fuck, how time flies?

Nine years ago today, some psycho with a thirst for blood and vengeance hopped a fence in Ohio and snuck into a Damageplan concert, where he shot Dimebag Darrell Abbott to death before unloading on fleeing bystanders.

Luckily, a cop was in the area, responded to the scene, and rightly put a bullet through Dime’s killer’s brain, ending the melee.

The world of metal has not been the same since.

Today, Vinnie Paul was on Facebook to remember his brother.

“On this day 9 years ago my best friend in this world was taken from me!!! I hope all of you remember and honor my brother on this day!! He loved you all and gave you everything he had every day!! I love you DIME!! THANK YOU!!”

Let’s remember Dime now by listening to what I consider to be one of his greatest riffs.

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