Next week, the masses will convene at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, the annual winter meeting of the world-renowned music industry trade show. Rock Cellar will be there (come say hello if you’ll be there as well!), and there will be a number of relevant music events in the area all week. One of them is Dimebash, the annual all-star concert paying tribute to the late, great “Dimebag” Darrell of Pantera.
This year’s Dimebash will take place Thursday, January 24 at the Observatory in Santa Ana — just a few miles down the freeway from Anaheim — and the list of artists and rockers set to take part is staggering:
Rex Brown (of Pantera)
Scott Ian and Charlie Benante of Anthrax
Dave Lombardo and Ra Diaz of Suicidal Tendencies
Christian Brady and Kyle Sanders of Hellyeah
Gene Hoglan of Testament
Tommy Vext and Doc Coyle of Bad Wolves
and more are scheduled to attend and participate in what’s sure to be an epic night of rock all in the name of Darrell, who tragically lost his life in an on-stage shooting in 2004 while performing with his band, Damageplan.
The night will also feature full sets from Fireball Ministry and Kill Devil Hill, and the whole thing will be hosted by SiriusXM DJ Joe Mangin.
Via the press release:
Many great raffle prizes will be available to win throughout the night, along with a chance to win a seat at the picnic table at the exclusive Artist’s Afterparty! The private afterparty will take place after the main event, and will feature Dave Grohl’s BackBeat BBQ cooking up a monstrous feast with some acoustic entertainment by Kyng (and maybe another familiar face… or three)!
For both events, all proceeds will benefit MusicCares and Guitars for Vets.
According to Rita Haney, “Crazy thing about this event is, you never think the last one can be topped. But when this much creativity comes together in one room, dude, watch it go! It will light you up! The vibe is always so incredible. It’s like that vibe you get on Christmas Day, before you unwrap your presents, and the excitement of not knowing what you’re going to get. But I guarantee, it’s not those shitty socks you get from your grandma every year. You’re gonna dig it and leave with a smile! That’s the magic ‘something Dime’ can create,”
Dug Pinnick of King’s X has said about DIMEBASH, “I love being a part of DIMEBASH. So many friends and musicians show up and it’s like a family reunion. And keeping Dime’s party tradition in full bloom,” and Pantera‘s Rex Brown adds, “DIMEBASH, to me, is the epitome of celebrating his life and music all in one night! He was always about camaraderie, brotherhood and a killer f*ckin time! DIMEBASH Smokes On.”
Kyng‘s Eddie Veliz has also said, “DIMEBASH is one of the best shows/parties Kyng has played. One of the greatest memories of my career happened at DIMEBASH 2016 when I had the pleasure of playing Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’, the details to this story are very long winded but let’s just say it involved a couple of acoustic guitars and Dave Grohl…”
Tickets are available now at Ticketweb — see you there!