Black Tooth Grin: The High Life, Good Times, and Tragic End of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott

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Hachette Books, Jun 2, 2009 - Music - 336 pages
Black Tooth Grin is the first biography of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, the Texas-bred guitarist of the heavy metal band Pantera, who was murdered onstage in 2004 by a deranged fan-24 years to the day after John Lennon met a similar fate.Darrell Abbott began as a Kiss-inspired teenage prodigy who won dozens of local talent contests. With his brother, drummer Vinnie Abbott, he formed Pantera, becoming one of the most popular bands of the '90s and selling millions of albums to an intensely devoted fan base. While the band's music was aggressive, "Dime" was outgoing, gregarious, and adored by everyone who knew him.

From Pantera's heyday to their implosion following singer Phil Anselmo's heroin addiction to Darrell's tragic end, Black Tooth Grin is a moving portrait of a great artist.

 

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Contents

1 AND THE CRADLE WILL ROCK 2 Born Country and Western Raised Heavy Metal
2
2 HEAVY METAL RULES 18 Diamond Darrell Lance Dime Bags and Life on the Road
18
3 FLAMING YOUTH 29 Brothers from Another Mother
29
4 RIGHT ON THE EDGE 41 Rita Haney Ride the Lightning and Philip Anselmo
41
THE ART OF SHREDDING 57 The Dean from Hell
57
COWBOYS FROM HELL 19891995
61
5 BECOMING 62 Cowboys from Hell by Way of Hurricane Hugo
62
6 A NEW LEVEL 76 Metal Gods and Other Monsters of Rock
76
NEW FOUND POWER 20012004
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13 SHATTERED 184 The End of Pantera
184
14 HOLLOW 190 Dr Dime Starts Over
190
15 REBORN 202 The Abbott Brothers Concoct a Damageplan
202
16 BREATHING NEW LIFE 207 On the Road Again
207
17 SHEDDING SKIN 222 Grinding a New Axe and the Birth of Krankenstein
222
18 SLAUGHTERED 227 Alrosa Villa December 8 2004
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19 CEMETERY GATES 246 A Raucous Farewell to a Cowboy from Hell
246

7 RISE 94 From Skid Row to Spacewalking with Ace Frehley
94
8 DOMINATION 107 The Heaviest Album to Hit No 1 on the Charts
107
BY DEMONS BE DRIVEN 130 Devils Night Dimes Night
130
THIRTEEN STEPS TO NOWHERE 19962000
135
9 YESTERDAY DONT MEAN SHIT 136 The Highs and Lows of Rock and Roll
136
10 PLANET CARAVAN 151 Endorsements Existentialism and Endless Nights
151
11 PSYCHO HOLIDAY 159 Rebel Meets Rebel Hockey Players and Strippers
159
12 GODDAMN ELECTRIC 167 Dont Call It a Comeback
167
THIS LOVE 178 Good Friends and a Tray of Shots
178
LIGHT COMES OUT OF BLACK 251 The Legend of the Black Tooth Grin
251
Ill Cast a Shadow 261 Tributes Lawsuits and Riffs from the Great Beyond
261
Acknowledgments 267
267
A Darrell Abbott Discography 269
269
Selected Bibliography 273
273
Notes 277
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Index 283
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About the Author 303
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Texas-based author Zac Crain was music editor for the Dallas Observer, and currently is an editor at American Way and a regular contributor to Spin.

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