Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Shredding In Heaven

December 8th, 2004 saw one of the greatest guitarists in history struck down when Dimebag Darrell was murdered on stage by a deranged fan. I was lucky enough to be able to photograph Dime with Damageplan just a week and a half prior in New York. I was just learning how to shoot and, frankly, wish I could have done much better than these two images. But I think I still captured him the way he was - lost in his music in the image above and having a helluva good time in the one below. I consider myself lucky enough to have been so close to the stage, to see him do this thing and to hear his artistry while he had so much fun rocking out and kicking ass. He may be gone, but the music and the memories will last forever. RIP Dime.

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