|Ride for Dime|
What do Harley Davidson motorcycles, Dean guitars and southern metal have in common? It's all part of Ride For Dime, a two-day bike rally in honor of the fallen guitarslinger Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott, a Texas legend whose band Pantera helped to establish southern metal as the brutal force that it is.
Starting at the Rail Club in Fort Worth on Friday, August 16, and ending at Trees in Dallas on Saturday, August 17, the event offers a slew of pulse-pounding bands, including Hellbound, a Pantera tribute band; Texas Hippie Coalition, a red dirt metal band; and Dixie Witch, a Texas-based hard rock trio. Two other bands will also be making their first appearance: Generator and Bang Leaf. Drowning Pool headlines at the Rail Club, and Shadows Fall headlines at Trees.
"Just found out by the grace of God or Dimebag or whomever it is keeping an eye on this Ride for Dime thing, it's only going to be 94 degrees on Saturday and partly sunny," says Rob Eichelberger, one of the key orchestrators behind the event. More »