12.15.11 Spin Magazine article about Dimebag Darrell Tribute featuring Ben Harper

by kevin

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Before sitting in with his friend Mike V’s band Saints of Low, Ben Harper was in the stairwell backstage with his lap-slide electric guitar. While best known for songs of folk, blues, soul and rock, Harper said heavy metal and punk (from Sepultura to Black Flag) have always been part of his record collection. And last night, he wanted to get loud. “Very. Got to make Dimebag proud,” Harper said. “We should all be so lucky to have an annual tribute like this.”
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Here is the full article:

http://www.spin.com/articles/dimebag-darrell-and-dio-tribute-brings-meta...

Dimebag Darrell and Dio Tribute Brings Metal Elite to Hollywood

By Steve Appleford on December 15, 2011 more»

12.11.11 Listen to Fistful of Mercy's cover of Bob Dylan's 'Buckets of Rain' from upcoming tribute album

by kevin

Listen to Fistful of Mercy's cover of Bob Dylan's 'Buckets of Rain' from upcoming tribute album

'LIKE' Amnesty International to unlock the 70 + songs from Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring Amnesty International, including Fistful of Mercy's cover of 'Buckets of Rain' (track # 43):

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12.09.11 Ben Harper playing DimeBash 2011, Honoring Dimebag Darrell, Set for December 14 at Key Club in Hollywood

by kevin

Ben Harper playing DimeBash 2011, Honoring Dimebag Darrell, Set for December 14 at Key Club in Hollywood

http://www.guitarworld.com/dimebash-2011-honoring-dimebag-darrell-set-de...

On December 14, The Key Club in Hollywood will host DimeBash 2011, an all-star event honoring Dimebag Darrell Abbott, who was killed in 2004.

This year's show will feature guitarists John 5, Scott Ian, Phil Demmel, Warren DeMartini, Ben Harper, Chris Howorth and Tom Morello; vocalists Jerry Cantrell, Dave Draiman, Duff McKagan, Serj Tankian, Mike Muir and Sebastian Bach; plus Doug Pinnick, James Lomenzo, Ginger Fish, Brian Tichy and Joey Jordison -- and several other artists.

The event will be emceed by That Metal Show's Eddie Trunk with Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson. Kicking off the event will be Kill Devil Hill, featuring Vinnie Appice and Rex Brown. Also on deck are Dio Disciples, featuring Rudy Sarzo and Tim Ripper Owens with a special appearance by Glenn Hughes. more»