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LINKIN PARK Drummer: We Are Not Afraid Of Our Fans

Despite frightening events like the shooting of DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott last week, LINKIN PARK drummer Rob Bourdon told Launch Radio Networks that his band is comfortable with meeting their fans up close. "For the most part, our fans are really respectful," he said. "From the very beginning, we've always been very approachable and ...

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Conservative Web Site Says DIMEBAG 'Contributed To Culture Of Death' That Spawned His Killer

William Grim, Contributing Editor of the popular conservative web site The Iconoclast, has penned the following article with regards to the recent murder of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "You've undoubtedly heard by now that a demented fan last week killed heavy metal guitarist Dimebag Abbott at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio. ...

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DARRELL ABBOTT Memorial Fund Details

A memorial fund has been created to aid help cover bereavement and medical expenses for DAMAGEPLAN's head of security, Jeffrey "Mayhem" Thompson, and two other band employees injured in last week's shooting that resulted in the death of the group's guitarist, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Checks can be sent to The Dimebag Darrell Memorial Fund at ...

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HATE ETERNAL Guitarist: 'DIMEBAG's Spirit Will Carry On Forever'

HATE ETERNAL/ex-MORBID ANGEL guitarist Erik Rutan has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "I have thought so long and hard on what I could possibly say that has not already been said about the tragic death of Dimebag Darrell Abbott but I felt compelled to make a statement with ...

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DIMEBAG's Murder Drives Web Search Interest

DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was the No. 16 most requested search term for the week ending Dec. 11, 2004, according to a press release issued by the Lycos search engine. An excerpt from the release follows: "The murder of heavy metal band guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott sent web users scouring the Internet for news ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitarist Comments On DIMEBAG Murder

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message on the group's web site: "First off, I just want to express my astonishment and outrage for the actions of one (apparent) mental patient in Ohio. I realize that the split up of bands can be hard to stomach for the most vehement fan, but this ...

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DIMEBAG DARRELL To Be Buried In KISS KASKET

The family of slain DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott has requested a "Kiss Kasket" (photo) for Abbott to be buried in, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons revealed during an appearance on Fox News' "The Big Story Weekend Edition with Rita Cosby" on Saturday (Dec. 11). The coffin features the faces of the four founding ...

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TED NUGENT: DIMEBAG DARRELL's Death Is A 'Heartbreaker'

Ted Nugent is among the many musicians and fellow guitarists mourning the shooting death of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott last week. Nugent, who resides in Abbott's native Texas these days, told Launch Radio Networks that he always had a high regard for the PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN co-founder. "It's a heartbreaker," he said. "He's cultivating his American dream and ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Singer CHRIS BARNES: 'Life Is Too Short'

SIX FEET UNDER frontman Chris Barnes has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "Life is too short, my friends ... life is too short. "I was lucky enough to meet Dime a few years back when I was in Dallas for a tattoo convention and getting some work done ...

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OHIO COALITION AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE Issues Statement On DIMEBAG Shooting

The Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence has released a statement regarding the tragic shooting at a nightclub in Columbus, Ohio, where 25-year-old Nathan Gale walked on stage and shot and killed four people (including DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Darrell Abbott) before being shot and killed by the police. "We want to offer our sympathies and condolences to ...

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DIMEBAG DARRELL Public Memorial Details Revealed

A public memorial for DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott will be held at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, Texas on Tuesday, December 14. Doors will open at 8 p.m.; the service will start at 9 and continue until midnight, according to a venue spokesperson. The hall has a 5,000-person capacity, but fans are advised ...

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Security Experts: DIMEBAG's Murder Could Have Been Prevented

MTV.com reports: The onstage murder of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott leaves not just DAMAGEPLAN fans, but concertgoers everywhere, with many troubling concerns. Chief among them was that the tragedy might have been prevented for less than $50, the price of a handheld metal detector. "It should have been a common practice. It should have been something ...

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Tributes Scheduled For Columbus Shooting Victims

Columbus, Ohio's NBC 4 TV is reporting that a local radio station scheduled a live tribute Sunday night to "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, the former PANTERA guitarist who was killed during a shooting spree at the Alrosa Villa Wednesday night. WBZX-FM scheduled a live tribute for Abbott and three other shooting victims killed during ...

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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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Former EXHORDER Frontman: We 'Lost An Innovator, A Warrior, And A Metal God'

Vocalist Kyle Thomas of the much-missed New Orleans metallers EXHORDER, cited by many as the originators of the riff-heavy power-groove approach popularized by PANTERA, has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "I was awakened at about 7:30 a.m. the morning after Darrell Abbott was murdered by a phone call ...

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