Explicit Version. Dimebag Darrell lives on in He Came to Rock. This is his story, his pictures, his life! The first authorized book about the legend is also a DVD. Best known as a founding member of the heavy metal bands Pantera and Damageplan, he also performed in the country music band Rebel Meets Rebel. Abbott frequently appeared in guitar magazines and in readers' polls, where he was often included in the top ten metal guitarist spots. He may be gone, but he is not forgotten!