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Machine Head Holds 'Jamtera' in 'Dimebag' Darrell's Honor
Machine Head, which is currently touring the United Kingdom, paid tribute to "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott last night during its performance Sunday at the London Roadhouse. The band engaged in a 14-plus minute "Jamtera" of Pantera tunes, including such classics as "F---ing Hostile," "Walk," "I'm Broken" and an attempt at "Domination," forgotten lyrics be damned. Watch the performance below.
"We want to take a moment now to celebrate his life, man," says guitarist/singer Robb Flynn. "Not mourn his death, but celebrate his life."
Flynn wrote the song "Aesthetics of Hate" (found on Machine Head's 2006 album The Blackening) in memory Dimebag. It was also a retaliation to an article written by William Grim and published on conservative website The Iconoclast, where Grim belittled Dimebag's appearance and talent, and called people who gathered to mourn him "an assemblage of ignorant, semi-human barbarians who were filthy in attire and manner," among other insults. In "Aesthetics of Hate," Flynn sings, "For the love of brother/I will sing these f---ing words/Aesthetics of hate/I hope you rot in hell."