MICHELLE BRANCH: DIMEBAG Was 'One Of The Sweetest Guys'

Platinum-selling pop-rock singer/songwriter Michelle Branch has posted the following message regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "I am so sad to hear about Dimebag being shot and killed while doing something he loves. I was lucky to meet him (photo) and he was one of the sweetest guys. It's hard ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE To Play Puerto Rico In February

MÖTLEY CRÜE will play the first official reunion show with the group's original lineup on February 14, 2005 at Coliseo De Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The band's tour will kick off three days later — on February 17 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. As previously reported, MÖTLEY CRÜE will release a "greatest hits" ...

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HANOI ROCKS Name New Album

Legendary Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have set "Another Hostile Takeover" as the title of their upcoming studio album, tentatively due in early 2005. "The title 'Another Hostile Takeover' was being thrown around and it stuck," the band said. "It is also a line from one of the tracks on this record." As previously reported, HANOI ...

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STATIC-X Mourn The Loss Of DIMEBAG DARRELL

STATIC-X members Wayne Static and Tripp Eisen have issued separate statements in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: Wayne Static: "It's taken me several days to gather my thoughts so I could make some sort of statement about Dime. This whole thing is so surreal. "PANTERA changed my life as a musician. Dime has ...

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Did NATHAN GALE Attempt To Assault DIMEBAG DARRELL Once Before?

A BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor has sent us the following message regarding the shooting incident at a Columbus, Ohio nightclub last Wednesday (Dec. 8), which resulted in the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "The information I have concerning the incident in the Columbus nightclub was that a friend of mine went to see DAMAGEPLAN in ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Star In London Stage Musical?

According to Ireland On-Line, Ozzy Osbourne is in talks with theatre producers to star in the London production of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang". The BLACK SABBATH frontman, 56, is desperate to play the evil Child Catcher in the West End show, currently being performed by former BOYZONE singer Stephen Gately. Osbourne enthuses: "I love the ...

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