ANTHRAX Guitarist: DIMEBAG Was An Original Through And Through

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following message on the band's official web site (as part of his regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail"): "Comrades, "Hey Baldini, get your boy over here a double!' "That's a line I must have heard a thousand times from Dimebag over the years. 'Baldini' was his name for ...

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DIMEBAG's Funeral Flowers: Photos Available

A PANTERA fan (Elsa Blumenkraft) who works for a company that specializes in funeral flowers had the opportunity to work on the funeral of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott earlier this week. Among the flowers that she worked on were a shotglass ordered by TYPE O NEGATIVE, a bottle of crown purchased by SEVENDUST, and ...

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Police: DIMEBAG Murder Investigation Mostly Wrapped Up

Police say they've mostly wrapped up the investigation of last week's fatal nightclub shooting and may never know the shooter's motive, according to The Associated Press. Columbus police Sergeant Brent Mull says the department's investigation of the shooting is essentially over except for required evidence collecting when an officer shoots a suspect. Police say 25-year-old ...

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SEVENDUST Guitarist Quits, Pursues Other Projects

Although SEVENDUST's statement earlier this week had implied that guitarist Clint Lowery would be rejoining the group after leaving their current tour due to "personal issues," BLABBERMOUTH.NET has learned that Lowery has in fact quit the band and is planning on pursuing other projects. SEVENDUST are currently completing their touring obligations with the help of ...

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STRYPER Explain Mexican Cancellation

Reunited Christian hard rockers STRYPER have issued the following press release regarding the cancellation of their previously announced concert in Mexico City: On November 20, 2004, STRYPER was contracted to play Mexico City at the Palacio de los Deportes. Unfortunately STRYPER was forced to cancel their appearance, which came as a direct result of several ...

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THE 69 EYES Rejoined By Drummer Following Surgery

THE 69 EYES drummer Jussi 69 has recovered from surgery for a ruptured appendix and has rejoined the group on the road, according to a posting on the band's web site. "Lacu from HANOI ROCKS was an awesome sick-leave replacement, thank you all for the support and THANK YOU LACU!!!" the group write. In other ...

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SHADOWS FALL Drummer Reports From DIMEBAG's Funeral

SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has issued the following report from the funeral services and public memorial for slain DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, which were held on Tuesday (Dec. 14) in Arlington, Texas: "I have just gotten to my computer today after returning home from Dimebag Darrell Abbott's funeral and I wanted to share ...

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