Today is the anniversay of the death of an amazing musician. Someone who changed the face of music. Whose presence on stage and off inspired a new generation of musicians around the world.
Yes, that's right, it's the one-year anniversary of the death of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott.
I remember the first time I heard Pantera. I saw the Cemetery Gates video on Headbanger's Ball. Their sound fundamentally changed the way I listened to heavy metal. When you hear Pantera, you immediately understand how intense music can be. You expect it. They reset the bar.
The world is a sadder place without him. Rest in peace.