OZZY OSBOURNE, ACE FREHLEY To Participate In 'Six-String Masterpieces' DIMEBAG Art Tribute - Dec. 16, 2006
Ozzy Osbourne ( BLACK SABBATH ) and Ace Frehley ( KISS ) are among the latest artists who have signed on to participate in the "Six-String Masterpieces: The Dimebag Darrell Art Tribute" ¬ó the art exhibit of guitars that have been hand-painted, illustrated and sculpted by top rockers and modern artists in tribute to one of the most influential metal guitarists of all-time, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott of DAMAGEPLAN and PANTERA . Over the next two months, look for new Dean ML guitars painted by:
Ozzy Osbourne Ace Frehley (KISS) Al Jourgensen (MINISTRY) Dean Karr (award-winning video director, photographer) Paul Raven (MINISTRY, KILLING JOKE, PRONG) Jim Root (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR) Cristina Scabbia (LACUNA COIL) Alex Grey (legendary psychedelic artist) Billy Gibbons (ZZ TOP) Leslie West (MOUNTAIN) Jamie Jasta (HATEBREED) Aaron Lewis (STAIND)
Curse Mackey and tattoo
artist Bob Tyrrell
There will be a small collection of the art guitars going to winter NAMM and then to Guitar Center Hollywood in January. More details will be made available soon.
"Six-String Masterpieces: The Dimebag Darrell Art Tribute" was on display at most of the recent Ozzfest dates. This phenomenal exhibit features original artwork, painted on a guitar, by Rob Zombie , Marilyn Manson , METALLICA , MUDVAYNE , Zakk Wylde , Kerry King , Paul Booth , GODSMACK , DEFTONES , OTEP and many other leading musicians and artists. All guitars will be auctioned off to support a music and art education foundation in the name of Dimebag Darrell Abbott
Hitches a Ride on “Family Values”
Hand Painted Guitars Designed By Rock and Tat Royalty Pay Tribute to Dimebag Darrell
The Participating Artist list reads like a who’s who in Rock: James Hetfield, Dave Navarro, Ace Frehley, Dave Grohl, Kirk Hammett, Nancy Wilson, Marilyn Manson, Jerry Cantrell, Billy Gibbons, Kerry King, Rob Zombie, Korn and Zakk Wylde, to name a few.
In a fitting tribute to the late Dimebag Darrell, best known as the multi-platinum guitar player for Pantera and Damageplan, "Six-String Masterpieces: The Dimebag Darrell Art Tribute," was created to honor his memory with a collection of Dean ML guitars, each with its own design, unique to the creator.
Dean Guitars donated the “blank canvas” Dean ML guitars to select musicians and tattoo artists to create their own tribute to Dimebag. Six-String curator and producer Chris "Curse" Mackey, creative director of the Action Arts Agency, has continued to expand the list of artists participating in the installation. "The Dean ML is the only guitar that could be the canvas," Mackey said. "Dime played that guitar from the time he was 17.”
In addition, Mackey, along with Six-String, has now officially spent as much time on the road as many of the names whose guitars are included in the exhibit. He’s criss-crossed the country for two NAMM shows, SxSW, MTV, Ozzfest and more and at present, on Family Values.
Forty-Eight guitars are in the collection and by the time the project is finished, there will be 66. Mackey was guest editor/art director for a special 100-page Icon issue of Guitar Player magazine devoted to the exhibit. Guitar World, Revolver, MTV and other media outlets have dedicated space to the project that continues to inspire and amaze all that come across it.
"I hope this show inspires kids to pick up a guitar or a paint brush, bash on some drums, write some lyrics, whatever it takes to get the frustrations and pain we all feel sometimes out of their system and direct it in a creative or nonviolent way, while at the same time, helping to make these creative outlets more available to those who can most benefit from them."
The exhibit is available for special event booking as of October 1, 2006.
SIX-STRING MASTERPIECES: THE DIMEBAG DARRELL ART TRIBUTE
Produced and Curated by Curse Mackey
"Rock Stars and Modern Artists join forces for an amazing art exhibit in remembrance of Dimebag Darrell Abbott and to support music education."
SIX-STRING MASTERPIECES:THE DIMEBAG DARRELL ART TRIBUTE is: A collection of 50 DEAN ML guitars that have been hand-painted by world-famous Rock Stars and internationally known Tattoo & Visionary Artists in memorial tribute to one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Dimebag Darrell Abbott.
"There has never been an exhibit like this" states Exhibit Producer Curse Mackey. " the fans of these artists are going to be really amazed at this project. It is such a cool thing that these artists have donated their time and talent to make this tribute to Dime a reality."
The rock community is really stepping up for Darrell. The artist list is beyond belief! The exhibit features art work from Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, James Hetfield of Metallica, Kerry King of Slayer, Jerry Cantrell, Dave Navarro, Ted Nugent, Tommy Lee, Linkin Park, Jon Davis and Munky of Korn, Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters, Sammy Hagar and more!
James Hetfield of Metallica
Charlie Benante of Anthrax
The guitar model being used as "the canvas" is the DEAN ML. This is DIMEBAG DARRELL'S signature instrument, the exact model he played his whole life.
DIMEBAG DARRELL was a cherished individual who was highly respected by the music
industry and fans for his incredible talent and vibrant personality.
SIX-STRING MASTERPIECES debuted Jan 19-22 in Anaheim, California in front of 50,000 people at NAMM, a massive music industry convention. The exhibit had incredible response with many people saying it was the highlight of NAMM. The exhibit will now tour to no less than ten major US markets at top concert venues, musuems, music instrument retail stores and Fine Art Galleries during the spring and summer of 2006. At the completion of the tour, the Art Guitars will be auctioned off via one of NYC's top auction houses/galleries, with funds being donated to a foundation that supports Music Education in our schools.
To be notified of Exhibit Tour Dates, Auction Date and Information and to find out how you can contribute please sign up for the Six-String Masterpieces: The Dimebag Darrell Art Tribute Update Mailing List.
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PARTICIPATING ARTIST LIST:
Aaron Cain (Aaron Cain Tattoo)
Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom)
Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins)
Bob Zilla (Damageplan)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Chester Bennington (Linkin Park)
Dan Donegan (Disturbed)
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)
Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction)
Derek Hess (Derek Hess Studios)
Filip Leu (Leu Family Iron)
Greg Tribbett (Mudvayne)
Guy Aitchison (Hyperspace Studios)
Hank Williams III
James Hetfield (Metallica)
Jason D' Aquino (Blue Moon Tattoo)
Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains)
Jim Root (Slipknot)
Joe Capobianco (Hope Gallery)
Jonathan Davis (KoRn)
Kerry King (Slayer)
Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo)
Michael Anthony (Van Halen)
Mick Thompson (Slipknot)
Joe Hahn (Linkin Park)
James "Munky" Shaffer (KoRn)
Oderus Urungus (Gwar)
Paul Booth (Last Rites Tattoo)
Ron English (Popaganda Art Studio)
Sas Christian (Hotbox Designs)
Shannon Larkin (Godsmack)
Shawn Crahan (Slipknot)
Steve Stevens (Billy Idol Band)
Sully Erna (Godsmack)
Tom Morello (Audioslave)
Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe)
Willie Adler (Lamb of God)
Zakk Wylde ( Black Label Society)