Heaven & Hell
‘Dimebash 2011′ took place at The Key Club on Dec. 14th to honor the late great Darrell “Dimebag” Abbott and Ronnie James Dio.
The event was hosted by Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jameson from VH1 classic’s ‘That Metal Show’. Special guests included Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Vinny Appice (Dio and Heaven and Hell) and many, many more.
Here are a few photos of the show and a video of Jerry Cantrell, Scott Ian and others performing Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here.’ All proceeds from this event went to the Ronnie James Dio Cancer Foundation! -Ralph
METAL SHOP Rocks was again invited to a taping of VH1 Classic ‘That Metal Show’ (Season9).
The first show taped was an hour long interview with AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson. Don, Eddie, Jim and Brian talked about many things, including a good story that Brian told on how he wrote the lyrics to “You shook Me All Night Long.”
The second show included Guests Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Rex Brown (Pantera) and Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell). Mustaine talked about his recent neck surgery and showed the guys the scar on his neck. Dave said he felt great and was looking forward to getting back on tour in support of the new Megadeth album TH1RT3EN. Rex and Vinny took the stage next and talked about the new band they formed called Kill Devil Hill. Their first album will be out in March, 2012.
Can’t forget special guitar guest Warren DeMartini (Ratt) made an appearance. Here a few photos from what we were allowed to shoot. Special thanks to Emily at VH1 and Jesus Martin for all their help.
Heaven and Hell rolled through Southern California in early August and METAL SHOP’s Ralph Cartel brought home some photos to share.