Den Headz, late great PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott has been honored today with his own wax figure during an unveiling ceremony in Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada at the Rock Legend Wax Museum.
(Photos by Mandy de Vere)
More details from Rock Legend Wax Museum:
“From the early pioneers of Rock n’ Roll to present day musicians, the realism and authentic detail of our life-size wax figures will astound you! All of our one-of-a-kind originals are sculpted by local Niagara Falls artist Pasquale Ramunno, exclusively for Rock Legends!”
Dimebag stands out as one of the greatest musicians to ever play heavy metal music and though he has been gone since 2004 his wax figure stands as a true testimony to the incredible love he enjoyed and still enjoys to this very day from the fans that helped make Pantera one of the most popular heavy music acts of all time.
Mandy de Vere of Mangry Inc, the person behind Dime’s statue being erected at the Rock Legend Wax Museum adds:
“Today is the day we unveil The Dimebag Wax Figure, to all of you for your support THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!I need to thank a few people who deserve it: First and foremost VINNIE F$*KIN PAUL THANK YOU for all your support you are very special to me your strength is incredible and i am so very very thankful for all your kind words and you keeping me going when times get hard (that fuckin smile does it every time)
You sir, truly are a beast and I am so glad we have you’re back in music!#1 Another huge Thanks to The Rock Legends Wax Museum for making the wax figure idea a reality for all your hard work and dedication to see our beloved Dime memorialized this way is amazing. I would like to thank all my friends and family and The Mangry Crew for putting up with me. (1 am me waking you up to a new idea for the wax figure),for all your love, support,and understanding! A huge thank you to all the bands and Dime’s friends for your support! THANK YOU DIMEBAG FOR ALWAYS INSPIRING US YOU WILL ALWAYS BE THE BEST TO US, WE ALWAYS HAVE YOU IN OUR HEARTS,THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU GAVE US MISS YOU SO MUCH! To all of you that can’t make the trip with us we will take you all with us! NEVER STOP BELIEVING IN YOUR DREAMS THEY REALLY CAN COME TRUE!
TO ALL THAT ARE COMING TODAY SAFE TRAVELS AND SEE YOU ALL THERE!
GETCHA PULL 4 DIME!”