JUDAS PRIEST Singer ROB HALFORD Remembers DIMEBAG DARRELL

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "Hello everyone. My deepest condolences go out to everyone affected regarding the passing of dimebag. His mucianship was superb and his original style was and will remain an inspiration to players worldwide. His friendship can never be ...

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Benefit Concert For SOLACE Drummer To Be Held This Month

New Jersey's SOLACE, one of the premier doom bands, were dealt a near-fatal blow when their drummer, Kenny Lund, was diagnosed with cancer this past spring. The band had every intention of following up on the success of last year's "13" (MeteorCity), having played to unanimous raves at 2004's Emissions from the Monolith and Stoner ...

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HAMMERFALL 'Honored' By HARD ROCK CAFÉ

HAMMERFALL have donated two Jackson guitars, a Washburn bass, a Premier drum and one of the skulls the band used on their Crimson Crusade 2002/2003 tour to the newly opener Hard Rock Café in Gothenburg, Sweden. "Naturally, this is a tremendous compliment, having been to several Hard Rock Cafés around the world and seeing what ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Talks GRAMMYS

SLIPKNOT are nominated for two Grammy awards this year: Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Metal Performance. In the Hard Rock category, they're competing against INCUBUS, METALLICA, NICKELBACK, and VELVET REVOLVER, while in the Metal category they're up against CRADLE OF FILTH, HATEBREED, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, and MOTÖRHEAD. After five previous losses with SLIPKNOT and STONE ...

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DIMEBAG DARRELL's Death Called 'Metal 9-11'

Steven Hyden of Appleton, Wisconsin's The Post-Crescent reports: His name might not be known outside heavy metal circles, but fans revered "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott for his innovative guitar playing with the band PANTERA and a friendly spirit that belied his tragic death. "I've been listening to him play since 1991," said Chris Gaertig, ...

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DIMEBAG's Slaying Hangs Over Dallas Show

According to The Star Telegram, the annual Christmas concert thrown by the Dallas, Texas radio station KDGE 102.1 FM "The Edge" is usually a goofy, festive affair. But this year's event Friday night (Dec. 10) at Nokia Live at Grand Prairie was two days after "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, the guitarist for DAMAGEPLAN and ...

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LINKIN PARK's SHINODA Comments On DIMEBAG Shooting Incident

LINKIN PARK promoted their hardcover collection of behind-the-scenes photos "From the Inside: Linkin Park's Meteora" with a fan autograph session in Los Angeles, New York and Dublin. Asked by The San Francisco Chronicle if the shooting incident in Columbus that left DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott gave him chills with regards to his own band's ...

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Former SKID ROW Singer Honors DIMEBAG's Memory

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach honored "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's memory by performing PANTERA's "Walk" with his band during a concert in Madrid, Spain Friday night (Dec. 10). Sebastian reportedly sounded angry and upset over his friend's tragic death as he lifted up a poster of Dimebag that someone from the 1,500-strong crowd had thrown ...

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