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Dave Mustaine On Dimebag Darrell: You Will Be Miss

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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.

"However, knowing he was murdered tonight, I wish to thank and remember Darrell for his amazing life and the gift that he shared with me and so many other fortunates.

"I pray for Darrell's family and friends; specifically for their healing, their peace, and their understanding of this tragedy in this time of need.

"I send my deepest heartfelt condolences to the Abbott family, to Darrell's friends, and to the fantastic Pantera and Damageplan fans around the world.

"We must never forget his life, and his gifts, his genius, his terrific personallity, and the legacy he left behind to remember him by.

"Darrell, I will see you in heaven and I, like so many more, love you brother.

"You will be missed."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. MarineChick007 writes:

that was really nice.
just dig a little deeper folks and you'll see, Mustaine is capable of being compassionate about things.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 1:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. scoby writes:

Rock on Dave
RIP Darrell.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 3:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Dave Decker writes:

Youre right Dave.. he's in heaven right now jamming with Randy Rhodes...RIP Darrell..There will never be another like you.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 4:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Trav writes:

up in heaven with John bonham randy rhoads and cliff burton

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 5:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. MADK writes:

I have to commend mr. mustaine on his condolences to the Abbot family.
I guess he's not that much of a jerk after all!!

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 6:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Loki writes:

I'm glad other musicians understand the loss, megadeth are another great band....

We aren't safe anymore....whos next??

why did decent people have to die? why not pricks like juston bloody timberlake and p***ies like that....

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 6:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. PanteraMJS writes:

why dont u make guns illegal mr bush?! then maybe these tragedies would at least be less frequent! I can only echo mustaine's words....

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 6:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. F. K .A writes:

am one of the metal heads in jordan we really chuked when we herad about Dimebag Darrell news
i just want to say to him " dude u were the gretest guitarest i've ever known and u was really metal guy and every metal head wish to die like how u dead on the stage with ur guitar rest in peace friend "
by the way i don't like mustaine but when i read his word i had known how great he is am sorry mustaine and keep true metal

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 7:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Monster Metal writes:

I think every metal band should do atleast 1 tribute song to Darrell at there shows......
We will miss u Darrell keep on rocking in heaven later Dude!!!

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 9:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Tommy Lent - Bronx, New York writes:

THE BAND IS COMPLETE!!!

It’s unfortunately that Dimebag had to be taken away from us in such a manner and so soon, but apparently some guys in heaven were getting too damn impatient. They needed another guitar player for the badass band they were forming. They had no use for strummers like Kurt Cobain, Johnny Cash, George Harrison, Sid Vicious, Jim Morrison, et al. (no offense to these guys, but they just don’t have the goods to fit into this band). Now they are ready.

The band is called “Heaven’s Heavy Metal Horndogs” and it consists of John Bonham on drums, Phil Lynott on bass (former Thin Lizzy), John Lennon on vocals, ummm, oops, that was a mistake. I meant to say David Byron on vocals (he’s the former singer from Uriah Heep and kicked ass) and finally, our own Dimebag Darrel on gui-eeeeee-tar!!

If anything, I will now become a very nice, well-mannered individual and won’t even f***in’ curse anymore (that was the last time). Why? Because I really need to get into heaven so I can get down and dirty with these guys. They are gonna kick some major ass.

In the meantime, we will have to make due with playing all your great albums you made down here with us metal heads. It will never get old, although I’m sad that we’ll never get to hear any follow-up music from Damage Plan.

R.I.P Darrel and our thoughts and prayers go out to your family, especially Vinnie, who had to witness your quick exit from this life. Down the road, when John Bonham decides he’s had enough, you’ll be taking his place and you will be able to jam with your brother forever.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 9:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. MarineChick007 writes:

i think the image of seeing someone leave this world by the act of murder, is an image that will be burned in memory forever.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 9:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. And Metal Wept (solidgoldpanteez@yahoo.com) writes:

Sorry Tommy but I simply have to disagree. Although your line-up pays proper tribute to musical legends that have fallen, I just dont see Dimebag shredding with those guys. Well, except maybe John Bonham.

More likely, the line-up goes like this.....

Thunder rumbles aross the sky as John Bonham brings down the hammer of the gods. Then the hypnotic riffs of Randy Rhoads echo through the heavens. And from farther corners of forever comes Cliff Burton laying down a bass line that Dimebag can follow to the hearafter.

NOW my friends, the band is complete!


# Dec 10, 2004 @ 1:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Brad writes:

Ahhh f*** that..... It's Layne Staley with the hypnotic ghost screams from Alice in Chains, Dimebag with his insane rhythmic shredding, Cliff Burton with his earth-shattering, bellowing bass lines, and John Bonham (an explanation for him would be just too long).

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 5:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Ashwin writes:

f*** Nathan Gale....how can anyone do this....hope he comes back to earth and becomes a rock star and gets killed....hope hes a stupid rock star at that...... dimebag ...ull live on forever in our hearts....

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 7:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Ivan writes:

"why dont u make guns illegal mr bush?! then maybe these tragedies would at least be less frequent!"
Don't you get it??? Ohio has CCW. An honest/law abiding licensed person would not walk in a bar with a gun. Only criminals like that MF would break the law like he did. When you outlaw weapons, only outlaws will have them.

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 10:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. MarineChick007 writes:

i think that the fact that you can't have something makes you want it more.

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 11:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. scotty writes:

to pantera mjs:
he didn't make them illegal yet b/c he wants us all to die...don't you realize that?
R.I.P

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 3:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Justin English(UK) writes:

Wow....Just reading through all u guys and girls comments is quite amazing, it is a testament to the power of music and the love we all shared of Darrells music and attitude. It`s weird because I lovd listening to Pantera and was blown away when I first heard them but havnt listened to Damageplan or any of the news regarding what they where up too of late.....then I heard the radio and the news that Dimebag was dead...I was gutted..I never thought I would be affected so much. I loved his style and bluesy aggressive metal grinds....will remember him as long as I play music......................We loved u Dime even though some of us never met u............

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 5:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Creeping-Death writes:

and metal wept...i'm liking your line up my friend. R.I.P Dimebag Darrel you are a true metal god...every guitarist and metal head should use the way you lived your life as a guide to live theres..you were a true legend and i haven't heard of 1 single person who disliked you in anyway... we love you dimebag R.I.P and rock on in heaven...hey wait..shouldn't it be hell?!!?! R.I.P

# Dec 12, 2004 @ 8:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Rue writes:

It's great to see everybody paying tribute to Dime, just like he deserves.
Dime, you're the man and always will be.

# Dec 12, 2004 @ 9:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. metdallisha07 writes:

HELL YEAH HE'LL BE IN GUITAR HEAVEN CHILL'N W/ JIMI H., CLIFF BURTON, AND ALL THE LEGENDS.

YOU WILL TRUELY BE MISSED DIMEBAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Dec 12, 2004 @ 4:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. cha writes:

Mustaine you the man

# Dec 15, 2004 @ 2:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. THE MOST PISSED OFF MAN IN AUSTRALIA writes:

As for this ultimate heaven line up, y not just have one massive collabortion liek a heavy metal quire >;>;>;>;sik name (ull probs thinks it corny) but liek not just metal ppl but every musician that has come and gone imagin all of then learing from each other thier styles and influences, the day we hear this apocalyptic symphony of bliss is the day the world ends and we will all be united with all in teh after life. Im so fukin ripped lol but how cool woudl that be

# Dec 19, 2004 @ 12:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Gulgoluth writes:

Hehehe...jamming with all the legends you guys mentioned about include Stevie Ray Vaughan, Paul Kossoff and Chuck Schuldiner

# Dec 19, 2004 @ 3:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Creeping-Death writes:

the most p***ed off man in australia you actually have a brain..i've read a few of your comments and your not dumb like you'd think seeing your the most p***ed of dude in aus..where in aus are you from? im in perth

# Dec 20, 2004 @ 3:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. jory writes:

you cant forget about chuck hes the one who mastered that music u call death metal.oh damn wouldnt i be p***ed if there was no death metal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i could see chuck and dimebag getting along like bros. r.i.p. dimebag we all loved the way you pounded on your guitar and you will never be forgotton.legends never die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Dec 21, 2004 @ 4:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. brokenwings13 writes:

yeah! GOD BLESS DIME! CHUCK! LAYNE! ALL OF THEM!!!

# Dec 31, 2004 @ 1:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Leon writes:

I just can't believe some F**kin lunatic wack job would take the life of someone that was loved by so many, just doin what he loved. Well I'm sure that f**kers' being strung up by guitar strings. METAL UP YOUR ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU F**KIN LOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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