Alfred Music Publishing, the world’s largest educational music publisher, has released “Dimebag Darrell: Riffer Madness”, an instructional DVD
teaching the signature riffs and patterns of “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott.As the founding member of PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN, Dimebagis recognized as one of the most influential guitarist in metal music.Dime‘s good friend and protégé, metal maestro Nick Bowcott (ex-GRIM REAPER), helps pass Dime‘s torch to the next generation in this much-anticipated DVD. Nick takes 97 of Dime‘s critical riffs and patterns and uses them as a jumping-off point to help guitarists play their favorite guitar parts — and more importantly — understand the creativity, attitude, feeling, and intention underlying each pattern. Topics include: killer rhythm guitar, power grooves, pick squeals, psychotic syncopation, holes of silence, chromatics, diabolical dyads, and much more.
Picture-in-picture fret and pick action footage depict every performance nuance in a clear and player-friendly tutorial setting.
The “Dimebag Darrell: Riffer Madness” DVD also includes a 28-page printable booklet with TAB of all 97 riff and pattern examples. Additional special features include: Two extensive “Lost Lessons” taught by Dime himself, an interview with Dime‘s longtime girlfriend Rita Haney, a “Dime Tribute” performance featuring Nick Bowcott, and much more.“Dimebag Darrell: Riffer Madness” DVD (00-35005) is now available for $24.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com/guitar.
Also available is the “Guitar World Presents Dimebag Darrell’s Riffer Madness”book and CD set, sold separately.
Abbott, one of the most beloved and respected musicians in hard rock, was shot onstage on December 8, 2004 during a DAMAGEPLAN concert at the Alrosa Villa club in Columbus, Ohio by a 25-year-old ex-Marine named Nathan Gale. Gale murdered a total of four people and wounded three others before being killed himself by police officer James D. Niggemeyer, who arrived on the scene minutes after Galebegan his rampage.Abbott‘s death was a devastating blow to the close-knit hard rock and metal community. He was known to his fellow musicians for his hospitality, friendship and partying spirit, and was a legend among fans and peers for his powerful, innovative and unmistakable playing style.
“One Reason”, the new video from the Knoxville, Tennessee-based female-fronted metal/hardcore act STRAIGHT LINE STITCH, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed and directed by Dale “Rage” Resteghini, who has helmed over 550 music videos since 2003, including clips for such metal bands as MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED, ANTHRAX and SHADOWS FALL. Rage has also helmed videos for some of the biggest names in the hip hop world, including Lil Wayne, Diddy, Snoop Dog and Ice Cube.
“One Reason” comes off STRAIGHT LINE STITCH‘s sophomore album, “The Fight Of Our Lives”, which sold around 2,700 copies in the United Statesin its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 5 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.The follow-up to 2008’s “When Skies Wash Ashore”, “The Fight Of Our Lives” was produced and mixed by the Grammy Award-nominated producer Johnny K (DISTURBED, MACHINE HEAD, SEVENDUST) and includes eleven new songs. Additional work on the album was done by Ben Schigel.

STRAIGHT LINE STITCH will take part in this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival alongside MEGADETH, DISTURBED and GODSMACK. The band will appear on the “Extreme Stage” on all dates along with SUICIDE SILENCE and ALL SHALL PERISH.

“One Reason” video:

The Foo Fighters finally have U.S. Tour Dates!
May. 26, 2011
Thursday, 7:00 PM
Adams Event Center
Missoula, MT
Aug. 9, 2011
Tuesday, 7:00 PM
Toronto, ON
Aug. 10, 2011
Wednesday, 7:30 PM
Montréal, QC
Sep. 14, 2011
Wednesday, 7:00 PM
Saint Paul, MN
Sep. 16, 2011
Friday, 7:00 PM
Kansas City, MO
Sep. 17, 2011
Saturday, 7:00 PM
Saint Louis, MO
Sep. 19, 2011
Monday, TBD
Auburn Hills, MI
Sep. 20, 2011
Tuesday, 7:30 PM
Cleveland, OH
Sep. 22, 2011
Thursday, 7:00 PM
Columbus, OH
Sep. 23, 2011
Friday, 7:00 PM
Pittsburgh, PA
Sep. 25, 2011
Sunday, 7:00 PM
Buffalo, NY
Sep. 26, 2011
Monday, 7:00 PM

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