Dec. 8, 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of Pantera / Damageplan guitarist ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott‘s tragic death. In remembrance of the guitar great, we’ve spoken to rock and metal’s greatest musicians to gather stories and testimonies of admiration towards the immortal shredder.

In the video above, Theory of a Deadman frontman Tyler Connolly reflects on the few times he crossed paths with Dimebag Darrell before his death, once in person as his band knocked back a few drinks with the guitar great at a show in Dallas and also sharing a humorous story about hearing Dimebag through someone else's phone call.

Connolly also adds, "Obviously Pantera was a huge influence guitar-wise on me. Dimebag was one of the best." Watch the video above and stay tuned for more 'Remembering Dimebag Darrell' in the lead up to the Dec. 8 anniversary of his death.

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