Foo Fighters guitarist Dave Grohl joined up with members of Pantera, Metallica and Slayer to celebrate the life and music of guitarist Dimebag Darrell on January 22 at the fifth annual Dimebash, held at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood. During the show, the musicians also paid tribute to late Motörhead bassist Lemmy Kilmister with a performance of the group’s classic “Ace of Spades.”
Grohl took the stage with former Pantera vocalist Philip Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown. With Slayer drummer Paul Bostaph behind the kit, the group turned in a raucous cover of the Pantera anthem “Walk.”
Later, Grohl, Anselmo, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo tackled “Ace of Spades,” with Grohl performing a ripping guitar solo. Grohl also performed on a cover of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” with Machine Head vocalist Robb Flynn.
All three performances are shown below.
Grohl’s appearance at Dimebash was a last-minute addition. He came in to replace Alice Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell, who cancelled due to a medical emergency. Cantrell’s publicist says the guitarist is “totally fine” following an emergency room visit for what he called “a minor outpatient procedure.”
Now in its fifth year, Dimebash pays tribute to the late guitarist, who was killed on December 8, 2004, while his band Damageplan performed at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio. Proceeds from Dimebash benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.