DIMEBAG DARRELL Public Memorial Details Revealed

A public memorial for DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott will be held at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, Texas on Tuesday, December 14. Doors will open at 8 p.m.; the service will start at 9 and continue until midnight, according to a venue spokesperson. The hall has a 5,000-person capacity, but fans are advised ...

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Security Experts: DIMEBAG's Murder Could Have Been Prevented

MTV.com reports: The onstage murder of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott leaves not just DAMAGEPLAN fans, but concertgoers everywhere, with many troubling concerns. Chief among them was that the tragedy might have been prevented for less than $50, the price of a handheld metal detector. "It should have been a common practice. It should have been something ...

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Were PANTERA Planning A Reunion?

Singer Mike D. Williams of EYEHATEGOD, which features in its ranks SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist Jimmy Bower, has posted the following message at his Southern Nihilism Front web site: "I know by now you've all heard this bullshit [about Dimebag being shot to death]... It's sad as fuck. I can't even put into words ...

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NEW YORK DOLLS Tribute Album Due Next Month

FastLane Records has pushed back the release of the NEW YORK DOLLS tribute album, entitled "A Tribute to the New York Dolls: Jetboys of Babylon", to January 6, 2005. "The delay of the release has fallen on some last minute changes that had to be made to correct some glitches and overall sound quality as ...

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NECROPHAGIA Finish Recording New Album

NECROPHAGIA have almost completed the recording of their upcoming album, "Harvest Ritual Vol. 1", slated for release in Europe by Season of Mist in the spring of 2005. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Cadavera X", "Return to Texas", "Dead Skin Slave", "Unearthed", "Deathtrip 69", "London (13 Demon Street)", "Excommunicated" and "Stitch Her ...

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IMMOLATION: 'Harnessing Ruin' Video Posted Online

IMMOLATION's video for the title track of their new album, "Harnessing Ruin", has been posted online in MPG format at VS-Webzine.com (41 MB). The "Harnessing Ruin" clip was directed by the Dutch production company Lowlife Media (EXODUS, PRIMAL FEAR, ABORTED). "Harnessing Ruin" is tentatively scheduled for release in February 2005 via Listenable Records ...

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NORTHER, OMNIUM GATHERUM To Perform At DIMEBAG Tribute Concert

NORTHER and OMNIUM GATHERUM have reportedly been added to the list of bands slated to perform at a "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott tribute concert to be held in Helsinki, Finland on January 15, 2005. Other artists that are said to have volunteered their services for the show include CHILDREN OF BODOM and AMORAL, along with Lauri ...

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QUEEN To Perform With PAUL RODGERS

QUEEN guitarist Brian May has confirmed that the band will reunite for a tour with ex-FREE/BAD COMPANY frontman Paul Rodgers as their lead singer. In a statement at his official web site, Brianmay.com, May said, "It really all came about because of the Fender 50th Anniversary gig that I did with Paul Rodgers. We were ...

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SEVENDUST Dedicate 'Angel's Son' To DIMEBAG, Perform PANTERA Cover

SEVENDUST dedicated their song "Angel's Son" in memory of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, as well as the other victims of the Alrosa Villa shootings, during a headlining performance in Columbus Sunday (Dec. 12). Commented Adam Schneider of local radio station 99.7 The Blitz, "I have never heard a more powerful performance in my many years of ...

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