Five years ago today, during a Damageplan concert at the Alrosa Villa, a deranged gunman killed Pantera/Damageplan guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Damageplan bodyguard Jeff Thompson, fan Nathan Bray and Alrosa employee Erin Halk before being killed by a police officer.

In memoriam, Revolver has put together a tribute to Dimebag Darrell that's worth reading for anyone who ever rocked out to one of metal's greatest guitarists. I know my eighth grade year was defined by imitating Dimebag's gnarly riffs and attempting to copy his trademark pinch harmonics.