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Dimebag Tribute Song Released, Audio Available

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SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner, former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, ex-JUDAS PRIEST/ICED EARTH and current BEYOND FEAR/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Tim "Ripper" Owens and DAITRIBE guitarist Tristan "1690" Grigsby have joined forces to record a song for the upcoming tribute album to late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Entitled "Leave It Alone", the track features solos by special guests Nick Bowcott (ex-GRIM REAPER) and fan Brian Cashmore. It was recorded and mixed in Chicago at Farview Recording by Jason Walsh, with additional tracks recorded at Saltmine studios in Phoenix, Arizona and Galahad in Cleveland.

The track is being streamed in full at this location.

"Leave It Alone" will be released to radio on May 6 and will be made available for download exclusively via iTunes. All proceeds from the song will go to the Little Kids Rock school program.

Little Kids Rock believes that all children in our public schools deserve music education as music education is a transforming force in children's lives. Dimebag had the same philosophy with always sharing his passion and love of music to the world inspiring kids to pick up a guitar.

Commented Owens: "It was a lot of fun to help write and record this tune with some great musicians and friends, and it goes to a great cause! So I would love for the fans to get off their asses and buy this tune for charity and not just a charity... it's Dime's charity. For once, don't download it for free!"

Added Ellefson: "Ironically, [the recording of the song] led to a really cool metal jam we did for Rockhouse at NAMM this year, a gig which brought in our friend Ripper to really tear it up on vocals. 'Leave It Alone' is not only a cool song but it was also the beginning of a great working relationship with me and Jason Bittner, doing clinics, jams, and so forth."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Bizzz writes:

Great now where is the Chuck Schuldiner and Cliff Burton tributes. I don't see thousands of their signature guitars and basses in musicians friend and their faces on tones of t shirts. No disrespect to Dime but c'mon people.

# Apr 21, 2008 @ 2:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

To be fair I have seen Chuck Schuldiner and even Jesse Pintado tribute shirts. No doubt there's some Cliff ones. I think people make a big thing out of Dime's death because it was a shocking murder at a live show which also included the deaths of four other people.

I do see what you mean though. People need to stop going on about it. People who constantly write "RIP Dime" at the end of their post or buy everything with his face on are more often than not, either posing or just need to realize that there's no need to go on about it after this much time. But then again, hip hop never really recovered from Tupac Shakur's murder.

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# Apr 21, 2008 @ 3:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. deathbringer writes:

Hmm, there's no audio there now though.

# Apr 21, 2008 @ 4:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Christfucker writes:

I would shred the f*** out of a Chuck Schuldiner signature model. I already own a Dean, so shredding comes naturally.

# Apr 21, 2008 @ 5:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. SNAKE writes:

I own a a Kerry King V, a Marshall Mode 4, and an OD-20, but I'm selling that since, I'm going after the most major equipment, and I'm an upcoming artist, the main equiptment i'm after is 2 Marshall Mode 4 Cabs, Rocktron Prophacy 2 Preamp, Eventide H8000FW Ultra Harmonizer, Boss GT-Pro, Boss GT-10, and a Radical Bone Cab, and that equals almost $10000 bucks, then I'll start my band, Odium, which I'm from Portsmouth, Virginia, and going to record in Morrisound Studios in Flordia, I don't know what record label though, but when I get my equipment, I'll start my band, the reason I chose Morrisound, was because, it's one of the best in the metal scence, even the great Chuck S of Death performed here, and more of my artists, mainly of the death metal scence, been playing for 5 years I'm 22 yrs of age, and I consider myself superior to most guitarist, but I don't say i'm better, which virtually that's what it means, but that's how I think, but I keep in mind someone's always better, I also write my own stuff (lyrics and guitar riffs), I'm looking for a bassist, and maybe a drummer since I don't see my drummer often, and a vocalist, with high pitches, must sound like between Rob Halford and Glenn Danzig, my style is the Thrashy, Death Metallish, stuff with a touch of classic, I'm very Old School, for more info check my myspace, for the equipment don't mind that since I don't think it's up to date, the myspace is Ronald AKA Snake NEEDS SOME BROWN SUGAR, anyways just search Ronald Tant, anyway at least this song from the looks of it, seems like it's not crappy, if so i would have committed suicide, lol

# Apr 21, 2008 @ 6:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. texlonghorn10 writes:

i think the whola ora of dime and why he has gotten so much love is imo for the fact he was like one of us metalheads he didnt care about the money and girls and the extra sh** although im sure he enjoyed all of that. but music was in that mans heart and soul and he would have done it for free and still been as wild as he always was thats honestly why i like him. a true metal god that could be just like you and me!!

# Apr 22, 2008 @ 10:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. godlike writes:

I kinda like the tune.... kinda funny seeing Nick Bowcott with no hair...
but I agree with my buddy Oz and Bizzz too for that matter..... its time to let it go...!!
Im so sick of seeing Dean guitars I could puke.. curious to know how many millions Dean is making from that deal..!! ( moreso after his death than before..).
and geez...to make it even better they dont even have to supply their endorsee with any free custom shop guitars either..!!

to post 4... You mean after 25+ years of playing... all I really needed was a Dean guitar to discover how much easier "shredding" is...?? Damn...you must be amazing..!!

and to SNAKE.... I read your post...and then I went back and reread the story and the other posts too... and Im still confused as to what the hell post 5 is all about..?? (thanks for not useing the caps lock by the way...but damn man...that many commas could choke a giraffe....! )

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# Apr 22, 2008 @ 3:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. TornAngel333 writes:

Wow! That's cool that their makin a tribute song to dimebag... He was the most awsomest ever!!! I like the tribute shirts but it's true we do need to see more tribute shirts of other great rockers. Hmm.... I need to hear the tributed song now so check u later!!!!!

# Apr 30, 2008 @ 3:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. KoRNBoY writes:

i ThOuGhT dAT eVeRyoNe iN MeGaDeTh hAtE DiMe ??? i 0wN MaLMsTeEn bTw ;D

# Apr 30, 2008 @ 4:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Diamond Oz writes:

I don't know TornAngel, I don't like tribute shirts. It just means that someone's making money off of somebody's death and that's never cool.

As far as I know Kornboy, Mustaine had a subtle (or not so much) dig at Pantera claiming that they kinda stole their sound but that was years ago, whether he accepted Pantera's style or whatever I don't know but as far as I know they never hated Dime.

# Apr 30, 2008 @ 5:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. ...Just Another Number... writes:

Snake ya better make it quick man cause I'm from Ohio and I know of 2 bands called Odium and another one called "Odious" Wont take much to rock harder than all of them though, bunch of slipknot wannabes. But on topic, can't wait to hear it at home later.

# Apr 30, 2008 @ 8:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. SNAKE writes:

yes i know of 2 bands called odium, on in a foreign land forgot which one, ad one in the u.s., anyway j.a.n. do you play an instrument, if so let me know, and to godlike i was replying to post 4, and kornboy, i used to know what was up with pantera and megadeth, but i don't remember, what i do remember is that dime was asked to play for megadeth but declined, now i got respect for dave but i hear he has a big ego, although i know dave get's along, but he thinks he's the best, which i have no problem with that but, i know that slayer doesn't get along well after one incident which i forgot, but if you brag, that your the best or act that way, some of the bands don't won't along, and knowing dave he has a big ego, plus post 1 we do need more tributes to musicians like chuck and cliff, if there was, it would be proof that more newer bands are influenced by our forefather of metal, and give hope in the future for newer and maybe better bands

# May 2, 2008 @ 12:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. citrus_tea writes:

At least the money made from this is going to a good cause.

# May 2, 2008 @ 8:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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