Dec. 8, 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of Pantera / Damageplan guitarist ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott‘s tragic death. In remembrance of the guitar great, we’ve spoken to rock and metal’s greatest musicians to gather stories and testimonies of admiration towards the immortal shredder.

In the video above, Soulfly's Max Cavalera shares several stories about Dimebag Darrell, including the rare and treasured birthday presents that Dimebag gave him, as well as what it was like to hang out with the guitar legend.

"He's a very special person and he's really missed in the metal world and the rock world. He was one of a kind," says Cavalera. "There's only a few of those people who kind of exist. He's very talented, an amazing musician and a humble and cool guy -- not a rock star a--hole. It was a really big loss that tragedy happened to him. It sucked."

Be sure to check out Soulfly's Max Cavalera sharing his memories of Dimebag Darrell in the video above and check out more Remembering Dimebag Darrell videos from Loudwire leading up to the Dec. 8 anniversary of his tragic death.

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