Eyewitness Account Of DIMEBAG's Murder: Audio Available

Danny Dunford (a.k.a. Deege), one of the webmasters of the Zakk Wylde/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY fan site SDMFWorldwide.com, attended the concert in Columbus, Ohio last Wednesday which ended in the shooting death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and four others (including suspected gunman Nathan Gale). Dunford spoke to "The Classic Metal Show" Saturday night (Dec. ...

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Former 24-7 SPYZ Drummer Remembers DIMEBAG DARRELL

Former 24-7 SPYZ drummer Joel Maitoza has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "I am deeply saddened, shocked and appalled by the recent death of Dime (guitarist and founder of PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN). "I was very aware of his unique talent the first time I heard the albums 'I ...

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EVANESCENCE Members Pay Tribute To DIMEBAG DARRELL

EVANESCENCE members Will Boyd (bass) and John LeCompt (guitar), have posted the following messages in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: Will Boyd: "I love music. It's probably the most important thing in my life, as most of you know, but I don't care what band you are obsessed with, what they mean to ...

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NIGHTWISH To Support MÖTLEY CRÜE In Oslo

Finland's NIGHTWISH have been confirmed as the support act for MÖTLEY CRÜE on June 10 at the Spektrum in Oslo, Norway. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH will be teaming up with ANGRA for a Japanese tour next March. A U.K. tour will take place in February. A North American headlining tour with SONATA ARCTICA will kick ...

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LIONSHEART Announce New Bassist, Keyboardist

LIONSHEART, the British melodic hard rock outfit fronted by former GRIM REAPER/ONSLAUGHT singer Steve Grimmett, have posted the following message on their official web site: "Following Eddie's departure from the band, ex-BATTLEZONE (Paul Di'Anno) bass player Gavin Cooper has stepped into the breach. At the same time as welcoming Gav into the band we would ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT Finish Recording New Album

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have finished recording everything but the guitar leads for their new album, tentatively due next spring via Frontiers Records. Mixing is scheduled to begin January 9, 2005 and will probably be completed by January 25. The album will contain 12 tracks: Tracks with Joe Lynn Turner ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Ink Publishing Deal With CHRYSALIS MUSIC

VELVET REVOLVER have inked a worldwide publishing deal with Chrysalis Music (administed by Mushroom in Australia and New Zealand). As previously reported, VELVET REVOLVER will tour Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 2005. The band will begin the tour in Christchurch, New Zealand on February 19. As members of GUNS N' ROSES, ...

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