CROWBAR guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott:
"This whole thing is very disturbing.
"First, I'd like to give my deepest heartfelt sympathy to Vinnie, Rita, all Dime's bandmates, and all of his family and friends throughout the world.
"Second, I'd like to thank Dime for all the joy he's brought to my life both through his music, and through his friendship over the years.
"I can honestly say that hanging out with Dime was some of the funnest times of my life. I really looked up to him as a person, and, of course, as a guitar hero. It's not very often that you get to jam with one of your musical inspirations on his back porch.
"I feel really fortunate to have been able to know him as a person, to tour with PANTERA, to sit there with him and watch him do what very few can do on a guitar.
"This whole thing is just horrible.
"My sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to him and all of his loved ones.
"Thanks for all you've brought to my life, Dime. Love you, bro."
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