Tragic rocker 'DIMEBAG' DARRELL ABBOTT will be brought back to life in the form of a toy action figure.

Guitarist Abbott - an ex-member of seminal metal act PANTERA - was killed when a deranged gunman stormed onstage during a DAMAGEPLAN concert in Columbus, Ohio, last December (04).

And to celebrate his short life, manufacturers KNUCKLEBONZ INC has joined forces with Abbott's family to create a miniature likeness of the heavy rocker.

KnuckleBonz Inc president TONY SIMERMAN says, "We are incredibly honoured to be working with the family to create a meaningful tribute to Dimebag.

"I still say POWER GROOVE on (Pantera's 1992 album) VULGAR DISPLAY OF POWER is the most perfect metal since the first six (BLACK) SABBATH albums."

The figures will be available for pre-order later this month (APR05).

07/04/2005 21:24