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The guys in Pantera had side project just for fun band called Gasoline. On New Years Eve 2001 they played with Sevendust and Drowning Pool. This show ended up being the last time that Dime, Vinnie and Rex were all on stage together. (Rex comes in about half way through the set.) Chris Stiles was at the show and recorded it, but for some reason sat on the footage until now.

This is my PERSONAL UNSEEN RARE FOOTAGE of Dimebag’s RARE AND UNRELEASED BAND GASOLINE. This was a party band for fun only. These were just jack around tunes made to be funny and have a good time. These weren’t meant to be serious by any means. The NEW AND UNRELEASED ANYWHERE ELSE songs…GASOLINE and GOING WITH THE GUT. This is the LAST TIME REX VINNIE AND DIME played live together. The last song they got up and jammed Led Zeppelin’s Moby Dick. I hated sitting on this for so long but it’s time the world gets to see it and enjoy it like I do. I’ve been lucky enough to have this since 2001 and I’ve never given a copy away and never let it out. Please respect that it’s mine and I will not tolerate anyone stealing it. This is OWNED BY ME. If the family wanted it…that’s another story. This show was a very special night…new years was always a big deal for the brothers and usually they did a new years gig for fun with pantera but after phil became harder to deal with they had to do their own thing on new years. Pantera never played again and I’m thankful I saw the last moments these three stepped on stage together. This show was Union Underground opening, then Gasoline, Sevendust, Then Drowning Pool with Dave Williams.

As always Dimebag was very cool to hang with and loved having fun with his friends and fans. I was a young 18 year old that was just happy to be accepted around him. He allowed me to hang around him a lot so I’ll be uploading more video of me with him and times I managed to film. I messaged the family many times about having this included in anything they officially released and never got any emails back so I’ll go ahead and post it here for everyone to see. I don’t think it’s right to just hold on to it without letting others see what it’s like to be around him. RIP dime… you made a huge impression on my young life and I’ll never forget it.


2013 was an interesting year for metal. The year saw return to form releases from some of metal’s most legendary bands like Black Sabbath, Dream Theater and Saxon. We even had some great live albums out from Iron Maiden, Metallica and Testament. This week in the hangar we take a look back at what metal had to offer in 2013. The following are the Then and Now’s we will feature plus some words from the band’s themselves.

black-sabbath-13-1370285735Artist: Black Sabbath

New album: 13

Featured Song: God is Dead?



Skid-Row-UWRArtist: Skid Row

New E.P.: United World Rebellion

Featured Song: Let’s Go

Interview with guitarist Snake Sabo can be heard here


972144_574804719226438_648313249_n1-300x300Artist: Newsted (ex-Metallica, Ozzy, Voivod)

New Album: Heavy Metal Music

Featured Song: Soldierhead

Interview with just Jason Newsted / Interview with Jason and guitarist Mike Mushok


kdh-riseArtist: Rex Brown (ex-Pantera, Down) / Kill Devil Hill

New Album: Revolution Rise

Featured Song: Leave it All Behind

Interview with Rex Brown 


Motorhead-Aftershock1Artist: Motorhead

New album: Aftershock

Featured song: Heartbreaker



ministryfrombeertoeternitycoverArtist: Ministry

New album: From Beer to Eternity

Featured Song: Permawar

Interview with Al Jourgensen


Dream-Theater-2013-albumArtist: Dream Theater

New Album: Dream Theater

Featured Song: The Enemy Inside

Interview with guitarist John Petrucci


saxon-sacrificeArtist: Saxon

New Album: Sacrifice

Featured Song: Sacrifice

Interview with lead singer Biff Byford


st13cdArtist: Suicidal Tendencies

New Album: 13

Featured Song: Cyco Style



Queensryche-QueensrycheArtist: Queensryche

New Album: Queensryche

Featured Song: Redemption

Interview with drummer Scott Rockenfield


winterkillsArtist: Dez Fafara Coal Chamber / Devildriver

New Album from Devildriver: Winter Kills

Featured Song: The Appetite

Interview with lead singer Dez Fafara


Super_Collider_MegadethArtist: Megadeth

New album: Super Collider  

Featured Song: Kingmaker

Interview with lead singer Dave Mustaine



(Kill Devil Hill photo by Alex Solca)

The band Kill Devil Hill may be a new name to the heavy metal scene, with just their second album out Revolution Rise they are at the beginning of their career. A career that is shaping up to be a longer one than many of us might of expected. Kill Devil Hill although not a supergroup, at least not if you ask them, is made up of some names you’ve heard and chances are you grew up listening to. Bassist Rex Brown is the former bassist of Pantera, and drummer Vinny Appice is the Ronnie James Dio era of Black Sabbath drummer, plus played on all of the DIO records up until the mid nineties. The guitarist Mark Zavon and singer Dewey Bragg are a little lesser known but there is still a ton of experience between the two of them. Rex, Mark and Dewey join us in the Hangar this weekend to tell us all about this new(er) band.

A little know fact about Mark Zavon is that for just a moment he played in W.A.S.P. so this week we are going In The Vault with Blackie Lawless and original guitarist Chris Holmes as they explain why the wrote the song “Blind in Texas”

garagecdWe will celebrate the anniversary of Metallica’s double disc of covers album Garage Inc. on this week’s Power Set. We will crank Metallica covering Mercyful Fate, Misfits, and Diamond Head.

(Garage Inc artwork from Elektra records and

Then our Then & Now this week comes from the Ozzy era of Black Sabbath as they are set to tour more in North America and in honor have decided on a new single from their first Ozzy fronted album in 35 years 13.

Then this week’s Heavy Metal Soundtrack is from the comedic genius that is the autobiographical movie of Howard Stern, Private Parts.

This and another 3 hours of classic metal inside Hangar 19!


Let me start this by saying collectively the members of Kill Devil Hill come from bands that we as metal fans have been listening to since before we knew what head-banging and devil horns actually were. As bassist Rex Brown will explain in the Hangar this upcoming weekend don’t call Kill Devil Hill a supergroup though. These guys truly are a full fledged band with big plans for the future.


Kill Devil started in the mind of Vinny Appice the legendary drummer from Black Sabbath and DIO fame. Vinny was working with guitarist Mark Zavon who knew lead singer Dewey Bragg. The three of them then sent some demos to bassist Rex Brown who had been the long time bassist for Pantera and the some time bassist for Down. Rex recorded some bass lines and sent it back to the other three. The rest as the say is history since Kill Devil Hill has just released their second album Revolution Rise.

(side note: about a three weeks before this show I tore a tendon in my foot that took a piece of bone with it, so I wasn’t able to walk at this show.)

20131120_225254Being on crutches I knew it was going to be difficult but I was so jacked up for this show, and they didn’t disappoint. After a couple opening bands the stage was set and from the very first note you knew that this band is not a one trick pony. The band sounded tight when playing songs like “Leave it All Behind” and “Strange.”  Rex and Vinny looked they had been playing together for years. (There must be something with drummers named Vinny for Rex.) Both Dewey and Mark are tall guys and not as experienced on the stage and it showed. Mark’s playing was fantastic but at times he seemed out of place. Dewey’s vocals were spot on but a couple of times he mixed up the songs on the set list and just generally seemed awkward on stage. Now granted I’m being nitpicky but because over all they were great. There wasn’t a person in this little 400 person club that wasn’t impressed.

20131120_225300The highlight of the show had to come about midway through when Vinny Appice did his drum solo. The sound guy even turned to me and said “he’s doing this without double bass, that’s how it’s supposed to be done.”  Later in the set as maybe an ode to Vinny’s work with Black Sabbath they broke into the first part of “War Pigs” were Dewey basically just held the mic in front of the crowd and let them sing  it.

With two albums under their belt and some big time touring plans in 2014 Kill Devil Hill aren’t going anywhere. In fact you might want to go see them live now before it’s impossible to get tickets.

After the show I was able to hang with the band for a while  and they were some of the nicest guys I’ve ever met. Rex Brown has been on this show a couple of times before but he is one the most down to earth and humble human beings I have ever met. Those are the kind of people you want to support.

(note: all live pics taken by Cutter on his phone)


vinnie-paulVinnie and his brother Dimebag formed one the most respected and hard driving metal bands in history. Pantera took over the world of metal in the early 90’s with albums like Cowboys from Hell, Far Beyond Driven and the recently re-issued Vulgar Display of Power. After his brother was shot and murdered on stage in 2004 in Columbus, OH he went on to form Hellyeah! with members of Mudvayne and Nothingface. Enjoy a conversation about the future, hard drinking, strip clubs, and the question everyone wants an answer to, what will it take to get the remaining members of Pantera in a room again.