Late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell’s companion Rita Haney shared New Years Eve celebration pictures with Foo Fighters members Dave Grohl and Nate Mendel.
Haney wrote on Instagram, “Happy fukking New Year’s fukkers!!! Thank you everybody for being so superb and loving Dime like I do!!! @dimebagdarrell @dimebash #dimebash2019.”
The images are hilarious and peculiar, with Grohl sticking his tongue out within the third picture of the Instagram picture album.
Dimebag was tragically shot to dying at a live performance in December 2004. His brother and Pantera bandmate Vinnie Paul died final summer season. They are buried subsequent to one another in Texas.
Pantera had been metallic icons within the 90’s and 80’s, befriending Grunge legends like Dave Grohl and Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell.
Grohl credited Pantera in a Rolling Stone interview for his open door coverage backstage at exhibits.
“There was an Ozzfest in England in 1998, and Korn canceled. So we acquired the decision. It was Slayer, Pantera and Black Sabbath. We needed to go on after Pantera. I used to be so terrified: ‘There’s gonna be a riot. I’m gonna get drawn and quartered. No one’s going to love our band.’
“But we performed, and I seemed to the aspect. The guys from Pantera are watching us and singing the lyrics to our songs. Afterwards we made pals with Pantera. I used to be nervous and scared; I didn’t suppose I slot in. But they had been so open to us. That backstage hospitality we attempt to have – all of it got here from Pantera. [Guitarist] Dimebag Darrell was the nicest fucking man on this planet. He might stroll in and do a shot of Crown Royal with Justin Bieber, with Rick Nielsen, with James Brown – he was all people’s finest good friend. And you would really feel that power when he was taking part in.
“After that day, I used to be like, ‘From now on, all people’s allowed on this room. I don’t care if it’s Britney Spears.’ I grew to become the backstage finest good friend. Whenever I confirmed up at a pageant, the very first thing I’d do is seize a bottle of whiskey and go knocking on doorways to see who the funniest persons are. You’d be stunned who the actual fucking nutcases are.”