DISTURBED was joined by members of GODSMACK, ALL SHALL PERISH, TRIVIUM, SUICIDE SILENCE, RED FANG, MACHINE HEAD, STRAIGHT LINE STITCH, UNEARTH and KINGDOM OF SORROW on stage at this past Wednesday’s (August 10) Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival stop at the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas to perform a cover version of the PANTERA classic “Walk”. Fan-filmed video footage of their appearance can be seen below.
PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was shot to death along with three others during a DAMAGEPLAN performance at the Alrosa Villa nightclub in Columbus, Ohio in December 2004.
Dimebag was posthumously inducted into the Hollywood RockWalk in May 2007 in a ceremony attended by Dimebag‘s brother Vinnie Paul, their father Jerry Abbott and Dimebag‘s longtime girlfriend, Rita Haney, along with members of ALICE IN CHAINS, ANTHRAX, KISS, SLAYER and Ozzy Osbourne‘s band.
A bronze bust of Dimebag was unveiled during the ceremony and later installed on the RockWalk‘s posthumous inductee wall, alongside luminaries such as Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix and Robert Johnson.
A special one-time only all-star tribute to Dimebag was held on August 9, 2008 at the one-day Ozzfest at Dallas’ Pizza Hut Park.
The tribute to “Dimebag” Darrell featured Vinnie Paul (acting as musical director and playing drums), along with an array of prominent hard rockers, including HATEBREED‘s Jamey Jasta, SLAYER‘s Kerry King, SOULFLY‘s Max Cavalera, King Diamond, ANTHRAX‘s Scott Ian, ALICE IN CHAINS‘ Jerry Cantrell and METALLICA‘s Lars Ulrich.