Dimebash was a blast this year, as anyone would vouch. A sold-out Observatory in Santa Ana hosted the annual blowout last Thursday, kicking off NAMM. The event featured performances by Kill Devil Hill, Fireball Ministry, and Trendkill Revolution, followed by an all-star jam.

Lots of Pantera songs were played—loudly—along with some with masterful guitar solos, and tunes from bands such as Black Sabbath, KISS, Thin Lizzy, and Slayer. Notable among the musicians were Corey Taylor and Dave Grohl, the latter of whom was decked out in an apron, as he was not only cooking onstage with the band, but was literally cooking a brisket backstage for some of the guests.

Props to emcee Jose Mangin (SiriusXM), for his balls-out vocal performance on Pantera’s “Revolution is My Name.”

This Year’s All-Star Talent Included:

Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative, Danzig)
Rick Thome (BMX legend)
Eddie Veliz, Tony Castaneda, and Pepe Clark of Kyng
Kyle Sanders and Christian Brady of Hellyeah
John 5 (Rob Zombie)
Sen Dog (Cypress Hill)
Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall, Overkill)
Laura Christine of Warface
Bob Tyrrell (guitarist and tattoo artist)
Tanya O’ Callaghan (bassist)
Nick Bowcott (Grim Reaper)
Phil Sandoval, Gonzo Sandoval, and Joey Vera of Armored Saint
Jason Christopher (Prong, Ministry)
Chris Broderick (Act of Defiance, Megadeth)
Tommy Vext and Doc Coyle of Bad Wolves
Kirsten Rosenberg and Courtney Cox of The Iron Maidens
Randy Weitzel of In This Moment
Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, The Iron Maidens)
Gene Hogan (Testament, Death)
Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies)
Dug Pinnick (King’s X, KMX)
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana)
Tony Campos (Static-X, Ministry, Asesino)
Mike Muir and Ra Diaz of Suicidal Tendencies
Jeremy Wagner of Broken Hope
Chris Jericho (Fozzy)
Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour)
Charlie Benante and Scott Ian of Anthrax
Rex Brown (Pantera, Down, Kill Devil Hill)