Check out Zakk Wylde's interview with Revolver
where Wylde pays tribute to his friend, Dimebag Darrell. "As as far as Dime goes, aside from sounding influenced by Randy Rhoads and Eddie Van Halen, which you can hear in his solos, you can’t say his riffs were influenced by Black Sabbath or Metallica," says Wylde. "Even though Dime would say, “Man, I love those early Metallica recordings,” I would tell him it doesn’t sound like it. He created his own sound."
Dimebag will be honored at the second annual DimeBash December 14 at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California. Proceeds for the show will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up & Shout Cancer Fund.