Shocking Photos of Dimebag’s Last Christmas


Jerry Cantrell / Dimebag

Vice writer Matthew Salacus was lucky enough to attend the final Christmas party Dimebag Darrel would ever throw… and he’s got the stories and the photos to prove it.

This pretty much sums it up:

“Matt!” he yelped when he saw me. “Welcome to the party!” Not long after, the lights dimmed and a smoke machine spewed fog from the base of the tree. Someone threw Black Sabbath on the stereo and the party really started. A random buddy brought a crumpled stop sign he’d knocked down during a recent drunk joyride in Dimebag’s beat-up truck. Jerry Cantrell from Alice in Chains came late, strolling in holding a fist-size Ziploc of white powder in a decorative holiday bag with a rolled-up dollar bill taped to it. It was a white Christmas for all.

What the hell dude, way to rat out Jerry Cantrell, still very much alive and probably not so thrilled that a picture of him holding a giant bag of [presumably] cocaine is now circulating around the Internet. On the other hand… holy shit! Rock star excess! Dimebag! My God!

More photos and stories from the event here.

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