Dimebag Darrell + Vinnie Paul’s Father Jerry Abbott Releases Autobiography
Jerry Abbott, the father of Pantera's 'Dimebag' Darrell and Vinnie Paul, has just released a memoir, 'Over My Left Shoulder: The Life and Times of Jerry Abbott.' Described as "part autobiography, part music business guide," the book promises an insider's look into Pantera's success.
'Over My Left Shoulder' was published on Nov. 26, roughly two weeks before the 10-year anniversary of 'Dimebag' Darrell's murder. As a veteran of the music business, Jerry Abbott offers a guide on how to make your way through the industry while recalling his two sons' road to rock stardom beginning from day one.
An official description of 'Over My Left Shoulder' reads:
"The music business is filled with lots of contradictions: lots of highs and lots of lows, and Jerry Abbott has been down every road imaginable on his journey through it and lived to tell it all. His sons, Vinnie Paul "the Brick Wall" and "Dimebag Darrell" were the founding members of two of the world's greatest rock groups, Pantera and Damageplan. Jerry mentored them from day one and the story of their success is relayed in this book. As you turn its pages you will discover How to get a record deal, how "Dimebag Darrell" found his sound -- how Buck Owens came to record "play together again, again" and the ins and outs of Music City USA.
Music makes some people rich and leaves others destitute. Talent has nothing to do with it and yet it has everything to do with it. If you're in a new and restless rock band and want to get on with making your first million bucks, this book will open your eyes to a world you don't even suspect and would never imagine. In either case, 'Over My Left Shoulder' will teach you what you need to know and take you where you want to go.
Part autobiography, part music business guide, this book offers something for everyone from the Pantera fan to musicians paying their dues, making it a must read for everyone. With a forward by Marty Stuart, and stories that run the gambit of rock royalty to the top players in country music, 'Over My Left Shoulder' transcends genres, decades, and paves the way for the next generation."
'Over My Left Shoulder' is available through Amazon.
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