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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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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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FOZZY/STUCK MOJO Guitarist Says He Wants To Celebrate DIMEBAG's Life, Not Talk About His Death

Guitarist Rich Ward (FOZZY, STUCK MOJO) has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "I feel that we should all be hesitant to make any assumptions or to repeat Internet rumors, at least until they are substantiated. Even then, what would our motivation be to talk about his death? All ...

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KITTIE Drummer: DIMEBAG Taught Me Everything I Know

KITTIE drummer Mercedes Lander has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "I dont know how to begin or end this. "Someone that meant the world to me was shot to death last night... This is still not real to me... I'm still waiting to wake up from this nightmare... ...

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Was PANTERA's Breakup A Factor In DIMEBAG DARRELL's Murder?

The Dallas Morning News is reporting that the Columbus police are trying to determine whether Nathan Gale, a 25-year-old semipro football player accused of killing DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, was incensed because of last year's breakup of Mr. Abbott's previous band, PANTERA, one of the top metal acts of the 1990s. "He loved PANTERA. ...

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DISTURBED: DIMEBAG 'Will Never Be Forgotten'

DISTURBED have issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "It is with the utmost despair that we extend our condolences to the family and many friends of one of the greatest guitar players to ever walk the face of this earth, Dimebag Darrell Abbott. Not only was he an inspiration ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'I'm Absolutely Beside Myself With Grief'

Ozzy Osbourne has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many times. I'll always remember the signed guitar that ...

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DEFTONES Drummer: DIMEBAG Was 'A Legend'

DEFTONES drummer Abe Cunningham has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "We had the pleasure of touring three times with PANTERA. They treated us so well on the road. We had some great times hanging out with them. They treated us with open arms, especially the brothers [Dimebag and ...

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ROB ZOMBIE: 'No One Can Replace A Giant Talent Like DARRELL'

ROB ZOMBIE has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "I don't know exactly what to write concerning the death of Darrell. This is beyond shocking and horrible. I still can't believe it is true. I got the call from my manager Andy Gould, who, along with Walter O'Brien, used ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Bassist: PHILIP ANSELMO Is In A 'State Of Shock'

SUPERJOINT RITUAL bassist Hank Williams III has posted the following message regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "It just ain't fuckin right... Alcohol should have killed Dime, not a fuckin piece of shit worthless fuck with a gun trying to recreate the John Lennon's killing... This happened on the same day, if you ...

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FRED DURST: PANTERA Motivated Me To Form LIMP BIZKIT

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "Last night was the 9/11 for metal to me and the metal community. Not only did PANTERA inspire me to have the courage to express myself they were also one of my main motivations to form LIMP ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Pays Tribute To DIMEBAG DARRELL

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "This is unbelievable. To sit here and talk about Darrell in the past tense seems so wrong, so unfair, so unjust, I don't even know what to say. My heart goes out to Vinnie, to their families, to ...

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FUSE Network To Air DIMEBAG's Last Performance And Interview

On Friday, December 10, 2004, Fuse will air "Uranium Dimebag Tribute" at 8 p.m., EST in honor of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, guitarist for the Grammy-nominated PANTERA and most recently DAMAGEPLAN, who was shot to death as he took the stage Wednesday at the Alrosa Villa nightclub in Columbus, Ohio. "He was a heavy-metal icon, kids ...

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DAMAGEPLAN's Record Label Comments On DIMEBAG's Death

Atlantic Records has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "We are shocked and saddened by last night's horrible and senseless shootings. This is a tragic day for the music community, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families, and the surviving members of DAMAGEPLAN and ...

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Report: Gunman Tried To Talk To DAMAGEPLAN Bandmembers Before Show

The gunman who fatally shot four people — including DAMAGEPLAN (and former PANTERA) guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott — at Columbus, Ohio's Alrosa Villa nightclub Wednesday night alarmed the club's workers before the gig, according to RollingStone.com. "He was hanging around trying to get in," manager Rick Cantella said. "We told him . . . that ...

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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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Dallas Hockey Team Mourns Passing Of DIMEBAG DARRELL

The Associated Press is reporting that the Dallas Stars on Thursday mourned the death of rocker "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, who with his brother was part of the group that performed the club's official theme song during its 1999 Stanley Cup run. Abbott, a heavy metal guitarist with DAMAGEPLAN, and three other people were killed before ...

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Memorabilia Related To DIMEBAG DARRELL Appears On EBAY

The Associated Press reports: Would you pay $31 for a guitar pick? How about $10 for Thursday's edition of the Columbus Dispatch newspaper? Those are among the bids on eBay for items related to heavy-metal guitarist Darrell Abbott, also known as "Dimebag." He was shot and killed Wednesday night in Columbus, Ohio, as the group ...

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