DEAN GUITARS Founder: 'The World Has Lost A Great Human Being'

Dean Guitars founder Dean B. Zelinsky has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "As I sit here awake at 2:34 am, feeling numb beyond belief to the news that our good friend Darrell Abbott is no longer with us, I would like to share my thoughts as they come ...

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Former RATT Bassist: DIMEBAG Changed The Rock Music World

Former RATT bassist Juan Croucier has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "Ironically, I learned today that Darrell was a big RATT fan. What a thing to learn on a day like today. I had heard the rumor before but it was confirmed to me by Warren De Martini. ...

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DROWNING POOL Cancel Remainder Of Tour Following DIMEBAG's Death

DROWNING POOL have cancelled the remainder of their tour Thursday out of respect and grief for the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. The band, who grappled with tragedy just two years ago when their lead singer died of a heart condition while on tour, issued a statement Thursday about the shootings. "No one ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's KEENAN Says DIMEBAG's Death Is 'Tragic'

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan and producer John Custer, who are at a Raleigh studio working on the band's new album, spoke to The News & Observer about the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, a longtime friend of COC. "It's tragic, a shame," Keenan said Thursday. "I've known Darrell for years and ...

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SLIPKNOT's SHAWN CRAHAN: DIMEBAG Was 'A Rock 'N' Roll Icon'

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. Clown) spoke to the Des Moines Register about the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott. Crahan attended a DAMAGEPLAN concert just last week, at Irving Plaza in New York. He called Abbott a friend and "rock 'n' roll icon." "It's just upsetting how the world is — the need ...

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NIKKI SIXX Says BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Can Go On Without Him

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has clarified his current status in BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION and has commented on the recent war of words with his BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bandmate Tracii Guns, who publicly referred to the new CRÜE single as "shit." In an online posting, Sixx said, "In thinking back on my great times with ...

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WASHBURN And RANDALL Praise DARRELL As 'Man Of Great Character'

U.S. Music Corp., a manufacturer and distributor of Washburn Guitars and Randall Amplifiers, has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "On behalf of Washburn Guitars, Randall Amplifiers and U.S. Music Corp., we wish to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Dimebag Darrell Abbott. We are ...

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Hundreds Of Fans Gather At Club To Honor DIMEBAG DARRELL

MTV News is reporting that a small memorial started by a handful of fans blossomed into an outpouring of grief and celebration Thursday, less than 24 hours after the shocking slayings at the Alrosa Villa club where PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and three others were killed. Despite the rain and cold temperature, hundreds of ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY's DIFABIO: DIMEBAG Will Be 'Sorely Missed'

SINGLE BULLET THEORY vocalist/guitarist Matt Difabio has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "It's been almost 14 hours since I heard the report that dime had been shot and killed. At first I assumed it was a hoax. I mean, who would shot Dimebag? I sit here still completely ...

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