Previously Unreleased DIMEBAG Solo To Appear On New NICKELBACK Album - Aug. 18, 2005 Jon Wiederhorn
is reporting that a previously unreleased solo by late PANTERA
guitarist Dimebag Darrell
will appear this fall in an unlikely place: on NICKELBACK
's new album, "All the Right Reasons"
. The guitar parts for the flailing, 24-second lead were donated by Darrell
's brother, drummer Vinnie Paul
, and assembled from outtakes from the PANTERA
albums "Vulgar Display of Power"
and "Far Beyond Driven"
The song, a tribute to Darrell
titled "Side of a Bullet"
, was written three months after the guitarist was killed while performing onstage with DAMAGEPLAN
in Columbus, Ohio. NICKELBACK
mainman Chad Kroeger
first penned the song's aggressive, metallic riff, then wrote call-and-response lyrics from the perspective of a PANTERA
fan so enraged over Dimebag
's murder that he vows revenge, not realizing the shooter had already been killed by a policeman.
"I was very upset, and for two months, if I saw his picture somewhere I would get angry," Kroeger
. "I hadn't lost somebody to a shooting before — it wasn't as though he'd been killed in some sort of accident. He was taken in such a horrible, malicious way that just made it more painful."
finished demoing "Side of a Bullet"
, he called up Paul
and played it to him to get his take on the tune. Paul
liked what he heard and urged Kroeger
to write lyrics about Dime
. "I said, 'Well, funny enough, that song is about your brother,' " Kroeger
volunteered to play on the song, so Kroeger
overnighted him the tape and encouraged him to record a new drum track over the one played by NICKELBACK
drummer Daniel Adair
. "He thought about it for a while," Kroeger
said, "then he decided that Daniel
had done such an amazing job that we should leave it the way it was. That's when he sent the guitar parts from 'Vulgar Display of Power'
and 'Far Beyond Driven'
, which we used for the solo."
I've heard the song and its BADASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I couldn't believe it was friggin' Nickelback?? You must hear this song "Side of a Bullet" if you haven't already!