Dime’s long-time partner Rita Haney took some time to talk with Overdrive about life without Dime, as well as addressing rumors of a possible Pantera reunion/homage of sorts, and the release of ‘Dimevision, Vol.2: Roll with it or get Rolled Over’.
OD – Dimevision 2 is coming out on November 24th and looks every bit as awesome as Dimevision, That’ The Fun I have in 2006. I have to ask about the process of going through all of the footage. That must be a very special and also at times upsetting process for you?
RITA – You’re totally right. At times it was really emotional and very heavy for me and Bobby (Tongs) also. When we got together for the first time and with Vinny (Paul) also, it was a really hard process for us all. There are so many moments in the footage that we literally had that lump in our throat’s and then Dime would do something and have us all in a laughing fit on the ground rollin’ around!
There were so many moments where we had tears rollin’ down our cheeks and then laughing uncontrollably. I wouldn’t change anything at all and am just so glad that I have this footage. We were coming across gems in the material with stuff that I shot which Bobby hadn’t seen and vice-versa. It’s like Dime was right here with us and we were experiencing something new with him and that was just a great feeling.
OD – When you were putting this together did you have the title in mind, as I know that he used that phrase “Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over” a lot when out on the road?
RITA – It kind of goes back to the first Dimevision with certain stuff that we just couldn’t fit on the disc. There’s literally so much footage still that we need to go through. We can’t use all of it at any one time but will be hopefully doing so down the line. It was a really hard process when it came to selecting the footage and deciding what clips were the best to use where etc.
When we started getting into Dime fucking around with fireworks and the all the other funny shit that he used to get up to, the expression ‘Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over‘ just seemed so perfect. That was something that he was saying for the last few years on the road and was the right title for this. Another thing that he used to say was ‘ it’s all about the high’s and low’s of rock n’ roll‘ and that’s most likely gonna be the title of the next Dimevision.