As we reflect on the life of Dimebag Darrell, who passed away 18 years ago today, we are reminded of a heartfelt story involving Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn (who had a special gift from Dime stolen from him, only to be reunited with it later).
Back in 2010, Flynn’s home was burglarized. Among the plethora of items stolen, a big sentimental item that was taken from Flynn was a 1997 Washburn Dimebolt guitar – which was gifted to him by the late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell.
However, six years later (in 2016), that special guitar would make its way back into Robb’s hands.
So how did that stolen Dimebag Darrell guitar make its way back to Robb Flynn? Well, it is actually a pretty wild story. A woman named Holly Cherry had placed a bid on a random storage unit that had been abandoned in some manner; she was not sure what she may end up finding in the unit, but she decided to place a $10 bid for the hell of it.
She ended up winning that bid, and upon inspecting the unit, she ended up finding some guitars. After some research, she found out that said guitars belonged to the Machine Head frontman. And among those guitars was the 1997 Washburn Dimebolt that Dimebag had gifted Robb.
Eventually, Holly and Robb connected with one another, and she was able to hand him back that precious gift from Dime.
Per the video footage of this moment, which you can view below, you will see how Flynn gets really emotional holding this guitar in his hands once again.
It must have been devastating to have such an important gift stolen from him, but we are happy to see that the guitar is back in Robb’s possession.
Over the course of their friendship, Flynn and Dimebag had some wild times together. We have shared a couple of links below related to some stories involving both guitarists.