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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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Rest Of DAMAGEPLAN Unhurt In Incident, Ex-PANTERA Singer 'Devastated' By DIMEBAG's Death

None of the other DAMAGEPLAN bandmembers were hurt in the Columbus, Ohio shooting incident that resulted in the death of the group's guitarist, Dimebag Darrell, a source close to the band has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Meanwhile, several people that have had conversations with Dimebag's former PANTERA bandmate, singer Philip Anselmo (currently in SUPERJOINT RITUAL), early ...

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Police: We May Never Know Motive For DIMEBAG DARRELL's Murder

Police said an officer's quick thinking helped prevent more fatalities from occurring as a deadly shooting took place inside a Columbus nightclub Wednesday night. Officer James D. Niggemeyer entered the nightclub, and then shot and killed the alleged gunman, Nathan Gale, during an apparent hostage situation, police said. In the moments before, police said Gale, ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE On DIMEBAG DARRELL: 'You Will Be Missed'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "There is nothing unique or clever to this post, and what I want to say has no doubt already been said throughout the metal community, by countless others whom were more closer to Darrell than me by now. ...

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Police Identify Alleged Gunman In DIMEBAG DARRELL's Murder

Police released the name of the gunman who allegedly went on a shooting rampage at a Columbus nightclub Wednesday night, killing four people — including DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag Darrel — before a police officer shot him dead. Nathan Gale, 25, of Marysville, reportedly jumped onto a concert stage and opened fire, NBC 4 reported. The ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Concert Shooting Update: Three Of The Victims Identified

Columbus police department spokeswoman Sherry Mercurio identified three of the victims of Wednesday's (Dec. 8) shooting at a Columbus nightclub as "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, guitarist with the heavy metal rock band DAMAGEPLAN, and two other men, Nathan Bray and Erin Halk (both of them said to be audience members), according to the Associated Press. DAMAGEPLAN ...

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