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Pantera Pay Tribute To The Late Jerry Abbott, Father Of Dimebag & Vinnie Paul


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Pantera have paid tribute to the late patriarch of their brotherly duo of the Abbott brothers. Last week saw the passing of Jerry Abbott, father of the band’s own departed guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott and drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. Jerry played a key part early on in the band’s career, managing the band for roughly a decade while also serving as an early producer and engineer.

Speaking on the matter, the surviving members of the band’s classic lineup, vocalist Philip Anselmo and bassist/vocalist Rex Brown commented earlier today, April 08th:

“Rest in Peace Jerry Abbott

Jerry was the father of Vince & Darrell & was a huge influence on us, in our formative years. He passed down an incredible legacy of his own. He was a great songwriter and a much sought after engineer & producer. He managed the band from ‘82-‘89 & taught us a lot. We can look back now & see that without him; we might not have ever made it out of Tejas. But we did…

Hearing the news of his passing, we immediately thought of all the great times we had with the “LD”, a nickname we gave him, and all the things that made him so very special!! This cannot be said enough, he was one of the good ones & will be missed!! He’s in a much better place now… God Bless. – Rex Brown & Philip Anselmo ‘24″

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