Nickelback To Release Dimebag Tribute As Next Single
Band Photo: Damageplan (?)
Launch Radio Networks reports: Nickelback is releasing one more single from its 2005 album, 'All The Right Reasons', and it's "Side Of A Bullet", a song inspired by the death of Pantera/Damageplan guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger told Launch about the first time he played the track for Dimebag's brother, drummer Vinnie Paul. "I called Vinnie, I wanted to get his blessing, and I play him the tune and I'm telling him that it's this very Pantera-inspired riff," Chad said. "He was into it. He was digging it over the phone, and then he says, 'You know what, dude? You gotta write one for Dime.' And I said, 'Well, I wasn't quite sure how to lead into this, but that's what the song's about, and I kind of want to get your blessing on it.'And he's like, 'Brother, of course you have my blessing.'"
"Side Of A Bullet" features a previously unheard guitar solo from Abbott that was edited together from outtakes off various Pantera albums.
The song was written shortly after Abbott was killed by a disturbed gunman during a December 8, 2004 Damageplan concert in Columbus, Ohio.
A live video of Nickelback performing "Side of a Bullet" — featuring a solo by "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott played over the speakers and a large screen with video footage of Dimebag going through the whole song — has been posted online at YouTube.com.
Source: The Gauntlet
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