A public memorial service for guitarist Dimebag Darrell will take place tomorrow night, December 14th, at 8 p.m. at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, Texas.
Those wishing to make a donation in Dimebag’s name, two special memorial funds have been established. The Dimebag Darrell Memorial Fund has been set up to cover bereavement and medical expenses for John “Kat” Brooks, Chris Paluska, and Jeffrey “Mayhem” Thompson. Please make checks payable to “The Dimebag Darrell Memorial Fund.” Donations can be sent to the mail-only address:
Dimebag Darrell Memorial Fund
110 SW Thomas
Burleson, TX 76028
A special fund has also been set up through VH1’s Save The Music Foundation. Save The Music purchases new musical instruments to restore music education programs that have been cut due to budget reductions in the past or to save programs at risk of elimination due to lack of instruments. The Foundation also conducts awareness campaigns, musical instrument drives and fundraising events. Checks can be mailed to:
VH1 Save The Music Foundation
1515 Broadway, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Or you can use your credit card and call 1-888-841-4687
Helping the less well-off who were killed and injured along with Darrell and helping to keep music in schools are beautiful ways to celebrate a life of tremendous success in music – I highly commend the decisions and those who made them.