Now, can some one please explain to me what "Dimebag's whammy work and use of harmonics was innovative to metal and rock as a whole" means?
Where can I see that influence? How the use of harmonics on heavy metal is innovative? Didn’t Randy Rhoads used a lot of harmonics several years before Dimebag?
Dimebag Darrell's guitar tone, playing style and especially the use of harmonics and whammy have been REALLY widely imitated. Check out almost any modern heavy metal band out there, the influences are everywhere.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub0Z-XPmYCg
Avenged Sevenfold have often cited Pantera as one of their biggest influences and it is pretty clear from their style. Synyster Gates is blatantly influenced by Darrell.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqfj4cqufNA
One good example of player who has been hugely influenced by Darrell (and Wylde) is Euge Valovirta
. At 1:04 (and especially later parts) you will hear lots of significane to Darrell's riffing and playing style in generalhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h6QtA7nr7k
Same guitarist, another song (you can clearly hear that they are really much influenced by Pantera, especially the vocalist and Valovirta).http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BAiDKOqfvc
Another band with Pantera- and Darrell-influences, you'll notice them pretty fast.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNjCZrsH25Q
Another band and guitarist heavily influenced by Pantera and Darrell's fantastic playing: listen to the heavy riffing, squels and the soloing.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgGaNJw0coA
Same band tributing Pantera.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fninRnmVRHw
AND another Pantera-influenced band, the riffs and vocals sound just like aping the band.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuO522W2DJQ
Tribute to Pantera and especially Dimebag Darrell (He has own festival called Dimefest, for fuck's sake!
), fantastic vocals by Leo Jimenez.There are literally hundreds of bands who are influenced by Pantera and Darrell. Seriously, Pantera were one of the biggest bands of 90's and Darrell was a guitar legend. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimebag_Darrell#Tributes List of some tributes for Darrell. Enough?"Cheers man, I win."
- Dimebag Darrell
Timitzii posted this in response to you stating that Cobain was the greatest guitarist since the nineties. You more or less ignored the entire post which clearly shows that you have no response and that Cobain isn't as great as you claim. Perhaps if you would put in the same time as Timitzii did with your arguments, you would be taken more seriously. Endlessly calling someone distinctive is not going to convince people without other points and substance behind them. Also, do you really think its more likely that an entire forum of people is biased than it is that you are? Just something to think about.