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Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell Abbott Once Bought Incubus Wrangler Jeans On Tour Because Their Own “Fit Wrong”


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Way back in 1999, heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath hit the road on a U.S. tour that included groove metal titans Pantera as direct support and then rising nĂ¼-metal turned alternative rock outfit Incubus as the opening act. Given the fashion choices that were in favor at the time, Incubus obviously stuck out on the tour amid the other two legendary metal outfits.

According to Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd, late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott made sure that Incubus were aware of his dislike of their choice in baggy pants, at one point buying them all pairs of Wrangler jeans.

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Boyd relayed that tale during a recent appearance on the ‘Talk Toomey Podcast‘. Speaking with host Joshua Toomey of that, he recalled:

“There was a moment on… that tour [Black Sabbath/Pantera,] where the guys in Pantera they used to make fun of us for wearing baggy jeans because it was the 90s and they weren’t really the baggy jean type bands. And we celebrated our differences I’ll say, but at one point it became like a joke and at one point he [Dimebag] and a couple other guys came into our dressing room with a platter that had brand new Wrangler Jeans on it and Jack Daniels with shot glasses.

And they came in, I don’t remember it was either Dime… I think it was Dime who said ‘Y’all jeans fit wrong. put these on these will fit you right and take these shots.’ Who are we to say no to these guys? I remember squeezing on these like Wrangler Jeans. And I think I still have them somewhere and took a shot and almost threw up… never been a big drinker. But yeah, they were, even if they didn’t like our band, they were supportive, which is kind of awesome.”

Boyd also shared other stories from the road, while also discussing his upcoming solo album “Echoes And Cocoons and more on the podcast, you can check it out below:

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