Thursday (December 8) will mark a year since the on-stage murder of Pantera/Damageplan guitarist ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott, and Billboard.com spoke with some of his heavy metal peers for their thoughts on the rocker. “There was never a dull moment. There was always something that was happening — just constant laughter,” Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante said. “Even when people would meet him for the first time, he would make them feel like they knew him forever. He would make sure that the experience was a memorable one.” Read more, including remarks from ex-Metallica guitarist Jason Newsted, King’s X singer/bassist Doug Pinnick, and Vision Of Disorder guitarist Matt Baumbach, here.