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Superjoint Ritual Bassist: Phil Anselmo Is In A "State Of Shock"

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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 didnt know... Dime will never die EVER!!! His style of guitar playing took metal to a whole new chapter in metal history.

"For those of us that were lucky enough to be around Dime as a person... or see him jam in no matter what band it was, you know he liked to have a good time... In his honor, crank up his fuckin music and get motherfuckin wasted on whiskey!!!!!!!

"And no matter what was said with all the shit talking between Superjoint Ritual and Damageplan, that's all it was, nothing but talk!! If we had ever been in the same room together as both bands, it would have been cool… Kinda like seeing 'ole family....

"I'm sure there will be plenty of new rumors surfacing.....And fingers pointing at people to blame... But Philip [Anselmo, ex-Pantera] and the rest of Superjoint Ritual are in a state of shock and blown away by this tragedy! We do not take this shit lightly... What this kid did is so fucked up its not even conceivable. May you burn in the hottest corners of hell, you pistol-packin' pussyfuck...

"R.I.P Dimebag. You rocked harder than you will ever know!!!!"

Source: Blabbermouth.net

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1. Kelley Linthicum (man_show_grl@yahoo.com) writes:

Personally I don't know who could bring themselves to doing such a horrific thing. And what would compel someone to act out like that? I'm with HAnk III on this one, that's all kinds of bullsh**. i hope that f***er rots in hell.... i know he will.... but still.... i'm so p***ed!

long live the king of the gee-tar. forever and always my good man, RIP DD!

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 11:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. carlos wong writes:

from mexico .we are so f***ing sad,,, we are in state of shock,, I can`t belive that happened,what f***ing bad new...

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 11:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Museumman writes:

What a f***ing asshat. Been listening to Dimebag for over a decade. I will be listening for more than another. Dimebag, peace to you bro, may your glass always be full and the ladies nubile. Phil, all sh** aside, peace to you to man. It aint an easy time for us fans and I dare say you guys ( differnces aside ) are still family at heart.

To all you guys in the good ol US, might be time to give that Constitution a tweak and get rid of all these guns. Make asshats like this f***er use fists and see whos a man and whos not, then sit down for a beer after and laugh the sh** out. Aint no winners when guns get drawn.

# Dec 9, 2004 @ 11:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Ronbo writes:

RIP Dimebag....yes....you were one of a kind....BADASS!!!!

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 12:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Dave writes:

Im an old timer in Pantera Terms... 34... so Ive been a fan since the beginnings of the "Cowboys" days... been to many shows in quite a few states. Met Dime backstage thrice and still have his auto on old passes and a cd cover. As I stare at these items tongiht, Im in the same shock as a 16 year old mourning a lost Metal God. At my age... in my room alone.. Im cryin for him, his family, his friends and the others lost last night. In Dimes honor.... a shot of whiskey to turn in this evening. Thank You Dime, Vinnie, Phil and Rex... for giving my life the music... the memories... and a groove.

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 12:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. And Metal Wept writes:

I have this vision in my mind of what eternity will be like for the ignorant sh**bag Nathan Gale. My mind would have him forever chained to Vinnie Paul's drum kit, writhing in agonizing pain as Dimebag's ghost perpetually rides down on him flanked by every Cowboy in Hell. As far as I am concerned, he got off easy. Justice woul have been better served if he was locked in a room with Vinnie, Phil, Rex, and every other devout member of th Holy Church Of Metal! Torn apart like our hearts and souls are over this senseless crime.

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 12:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Alec writes:

This is the time to mourn a metal god and a good man.

It is not a time for outsiders to comment on US social policy.

RIP Darrell

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 12:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Nikoli Volkoff writes:

Have to agree with dave here on everything but the part about Phil, Phil you are a C**ks*****g drugged up piece of crap, and i really hope that you had nothing to do with this. F*** you f*** F***ing heroin abusing sh** for brains. and if you did, i hope you waste away in a drug induced coma drooling all over yourself. while being raped by bubba in prison.

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 12:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Emperor4Ever writes:

Based on the comment by Nikoli, it seems to me that someone like you would go out and do the same thing here to Phil. What the f*** did Phil do so bad that you are down on him like this? What the f*** man? I really don't understand people nowadays. A band or a member of a band does what one calls "selling out" or some sh** like that and all of a sudden after being a "so-called" devoted fan of that band or person, you turn your back on 'em just like that. f*** a bunch of that sh**.
On a lighter and more peaceful note... Rest In Peace Darrell. You are gone; but not forgotten. On another sucky note... So much for any possible Pantera reunion show. Goddamnit.

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 1:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. KILLerFANaticS writes:

This is truly a very sad day in metal history. I for one am still shocked by it all, i mean, i just saw them about 3 weeks ago in hollywood. This type of sh** shouldnt happen. I truly am sorry to all those who lost a loved one yesterday. May they all RIP.

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 2:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Respectful Canuck writes:

I had the honor of seeing Pantera up in the "great white north" twice and those memories will live with me forever. My deepest sympathies to the Abbott family and of Dime's bandmates past and present. You will live on in the hearts of all of us that you touched knowingly or not. Thank you for being you an inspiration for humanity worldwide and I'll be wearing my Pantera shirt to work tomarrow in homage of you. Thank you again and keep rockin eh !!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 2:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. museumman writes:

In reference to Alecs post, unfortunately US policy has a far greater reaching effect than you would like to acknowledge and while my heart trully does go out to not only Dimebags family and friend as well as those of the other people that were also gunned down in their prime, it is never NOT a time to comment on something you believe in and especially when it is a subject that costs lives on a daily basis.

Somethings are a right and some a privilege. Life being a right, guns being a privelege and one that can be done without.

Im not here to argue but I do have an opinion also and if I have learnt one thing from dimebag and life is that I should live true to my heart and do the best for my fellow man.

To emperor4ever, that wouldnt be what Dimebag wants and although I do understand how you may feel, actions like that only lead to a bad place. Rest easy bro, and peace to all.

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 2:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. sad writes:

This is so sad I cannot believe it, wasn´t listening to Pantera so much lately but I´ll never
forget the feelings listening to "Far Beyond" the first times.

R.I.P. Dimebag Darrell, we will never forget you

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 7:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. MarineChick007 writes:

nobody has anything bad to say about Dime.
because he was a walking god to the metal world.

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 11:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Irishman writes:

First thing is first, my heart goes out to the friends and families of everyone that died at that tragic event. DD was a legend, he was a milestone in world of heavy metal. His playing during Pantera set a new precedent for how the guitar is played. I agree with Lars Ulrich, it does feel wrong to refer to Dime in the past tense.
I had to pleasure of at least seeing him in person behind the backstage barrier at a Metallica concert on March 5th at the Forum. I didn't meet him, but I saw him head banging and having a good time. To Nikoli, don't attack Phil, to think that he had anything to do with this is insane. I know that he's as heartbroken as all of us. In honor of Dime, I spent all of the 9th listening to my Pantera collection, I sipped some Jack, and fell asleep to the Pantera 3: Watch It Go. R.I.P. Dime. We all love you.

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 1:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. scott smedley writes:

IT IS TRULY A SAD DAY FOR ALL FANS OF DIME,PANTERA,DAMAGEPLAN AND SUPER JOINT RITUAL. TO VINNIE , REX,PHIL, AND THE ABBOTT FAMILY MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. DIMEBAG WAS TRULY A GREAT MUSICIAN AND A SWEET HUMAN BEING. GOD BLESS YOU DIME, YOU WILL BE MISSED , BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN.

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 3:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. linda writes:

dude, that post was probably the most heartfelt thing that's come out of this yet.

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 3:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Pantera Fan writes:

May u REST IN PEACE Dime you were and still r the goddamnmutherf***ing best guitar player and boozer. You were funnier than sh** and you inspired many others to play guitar. Pantera was the soundtrack to my life . and i and many other fans will continue the traditions you started thanx a bunch for the memories We Love you and in remembrance tonight im going to get high and drunk listening to Pantera and DAMAGEPLAN and take shots knowing that sh** is dedicated to you. GOODBYE MAN

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 4:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. MADK writes:

I have to commend Hank III! I can't even imagine how bad Phil is feeling!

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 4:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Tommy Dreamer writes:

Let's just remember Dime for his music and everything he did for metal. As much as I want that gun-wielding bastard burning in hell, we should try to remember Dime in a good way. I mean, how do you react to something like this. I can't even control myself as I'm trying to post something good. I saw the news and I was stunned, because I play guitar myself and this guy was one of my inspirations to push myself, even though I will never be nowhere near Darrel in my life. I have a prayer for you Dime, and say hello to the many other great musicians who have left this screwed up world. God Bless You.

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 5:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. carp writes:

the only question now is...will phil act like he doesn't give a sh**....or will he OD again ?
RIP DIME

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 7:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. MadMatt M. writes:

It's really easy to get caught up in all the b.s. like what's happened in the last year or two between Phil and Dime. When things get said, nobody ever...EVER thinks that it will be the last thing you get to say about or to someone. And then when something like this happens, you simply sit there feeling a mixture of depression and guilt. Hey, Phil's only human. Nobody in a million years could have seen this coming. If ANYTHING positive could come of this, maybe it's the realization that no one is guaranteed a tomorrow. If you've been putting off reconciling with someone, whether it be an old friend or band-mate, now's the time (wonder if David Lee Roth is listening). Let's remember the good times and work through all the horsesh**.
On a secondary note, I really, REALLY hope we don't start seeing any "copycats". Being on stage should give you a feeling of control, confidence, and power as performers and the crowd feed off each others energy. The last thing a person should feel is paranoia that some idiot with a gun is going to come up on stage and shoot you. This event may, unfortunately, have a lasting effect on many musicians. As for getting rid of guns and changing the Constitution...WTF? I'm not even going to go there. Now is definitely NOT a time to be political. And even if guns were illegal, how many people out there possess things that are illegal. That wouldn't have changed anything. Let's simply say our prayers and pay our tributes to a fallen brother in the extended family that is metal. Darrell, rest in peace brother.

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 7:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Bam writes:

What the hell is going on in this world man....an awesome musician taken away,

WHAT NEXT I ASK

R.I.P Darrell Abbott massive respect

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 8:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. just another sad fan. writes:

You know, it's hard to know what to say. I mean this was one of the greatest and most down to earth people in the world, if you ever had the chance to meet him you'd have felt that you met a fan, not one of the greatest metal guitarists to ever have lived. I know that I'm so upset that I can't even give a sh** about the f***er who did this to Dime. I can't help but feel sad for the Abbott family, especially Vinnie. I can't help but believe that Phil is absolutely distraught, having ended his relationship with Dime the way he did. All things aside, they were as close to family as you could get. I hope Phil gives Hollow a good listen.

The dude was an Icon in the Metal world, and is one of my biggest musical inspirations. R.I.P brother, you'r music will live on with me forever.

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 9:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. from india writes:

dime, you have no idea how much impact you have had on all of us here......metal fans all over are in shock...... rest in peace cowboy from hell... my prayers to the abbot family and his friends..... peace .... from india

# Dec 11, 2004 @ 11:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. MarineChick007 writes:

i didn't know they had metal music in india. some culture shock!

# Dec 11, 2004 @ 6:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. brokenwings13 writes:

wake up and smell the coffee marinechick!

metal is everywhere, some places don't like it as much as others, but you can't stop it.

Now back to the point, Dimebag was great. It wasn't just the riffs, it was his whole presence onstage and off. he was lovable, kind, and very polite. he cared.

the way he put everything into his guitar playing was amazing. he was so focused.

# Dec 11, 2004 @ 11:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. MarineChick007 writes:

i know what coffee smells like. india is such an over populated and poor country, and their government sucks.they have all that tribal music.

# Dec 12, 2004 @ 12:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. doug writes:

i cannot even begin to imagine the pain that vinnie and dimes family is facing all thow i did not have the chance to meet dime i feel their los and cannot even describe in words of what pain i feel with his death. i will miss dime greatly and his music r.i.p. my not forgotten friend.

# Dec 12, 2004 @ 12:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Cory Dodson writes:

Well sh** wear do I start Dime you will for ever live on in all of our hearts and minds my heart goes out to the Abbotts and members of Damage Plan and Super Joint Ritual Phil you said it best Dime was truly "The Best Of The Best" I am currently serving over in IRAQ and this came to much of a shock to me and all my fellow soldiers HANK3 you are absolutley right I know Nathan Gale with forever burn in the Hotest parts of hell for what he did Metal will never be the same we loved you Dimebag

# Dec 13, 2004 @ 3:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. MarineChick007 writes:

thank you Cory Dodson.
how do you get your news over there?

# Dec 13, 2004 @ 12:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Canadian F H writes:

well WTF can i say... this sucks the big one! Dime is the reason i picked up the Axe and now his death is the reason i can't touch it without feeling so sick i can hardly play. and that scares me. when someone so awsome and talented and with such an awsome character dies, what happens to all the things he influenced and inspired. now all the guys n gals he inspired have to walk on stage and hopethat there are no copycat sh** f***s in the crowd. and now people like me just can't get our heads inline long enough to get halfway through a song and people like my buddy who drank himself unconscious the night it happened.
Dime we here in Southern Louisiana are really gonna miss your shredding grooves and your awsome attitude towards life.
To Vinnie and all Dime's Family and Buds: don't quite on life or your music cus that would be killing dime a second time!!!

# Dec 14, 2004 @ 1:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. maximus oblivious from india writes:

i'm shocked.....i got the news of the tragedy just now....ohh, we will never be able to hear those riffs from dime now.......i think from now onwards strict security and proper checking of audience/fans should be provided at the concert venues....so that nothing like this happens again..........enough. may all Rest In Peace

# Dec 14, 2004 @ 2:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Twinkman writes:

The sh** is over give it a rest, PPL. Some deranged man in need of some drastic help, decided to kill some PPL. I don't even know if the gale dude knew who he shot at the time. But yeah we have lost a Hell of a good guitar player. But what about the body gaurd that was shot and killed you all have failed to mention him in this. Thompson was doing his Job and got killed doing it. But you retards dont recognize that do Ya?

# Dec 16, 2004 @ 7:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. powerludo writes:

RIP Dime, you're a God, and so, you will always be...Let's have this f****** sonofab**** of Nathan Gale killed one billion times again, and in the greatest suffering! I'm not sure Satan or Belzebuth -or whatever name you call it- exists, but if he does, I hope he will personally care about the sh***y motherf*****!!!Angry on him and curse him 4ever.

# Dec 18, 2004 @ 8:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. brokenwings13 writes:

twinkman, i think Gale knew exactly what he was doing.
he's been psycho about Pantera before (i.e. the lyrics stealing thing) and it's all he'd talk about. so i think he knew what he was doing. he knew where he was, he knew what was going to happen, and he knew who he was going to shoot.

# Dec 18, 2004 @ 11:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. UnScArReD writes:

More ppl on here chattin sh**e' bout phil again, unsuprising!! Can all of you f**kers honestly say uv never said a bad word to a brother, sister, mother, freind????? The only difference was his was in the media...there was no way they could jus patch it up like we can at home..Phil was a fked up junkie, and yeah hes made mistekes...bt so has every1..those guys carried me through my best and worst times....and im sure they stll will...just overshowed by what is now my lifes greatest tradegy.Never has my heart been ripped from my chest and f**kin stood on.Nathan Gale...ul gt ur s**t delivered rite bk to u....The legend is lost but not forgotten, he'l have his day.
Dime.....how we gonna do this witout u man...NOTHING will be the same...
I wish u peace brother...
RIP

Claire 19 Coventry

# Dec 22, 2004 @ 8:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. relentless austin writes:

We all are still in shock over this. It's the worst thing that could have possibly happened.
I agree we shouldn't point the finger at Phil anymore. I feel Phil should probably start thinking
a little more before he opens his mouth, but regardless of what he has said, none of us
could have seen this one coming. One thing I am sure of is that Dime wouldn't want to see
Phil retire from music. We must take this tragedy and turn it into something positive.
Part of honoring his memory is to keep going and make more music, I mean more metal.
Unfortunately, as you know, some news reports and columnists are painting the picture that
this is normal behavior for people that listen to heavy metal. We've got to prove them wrong,
and come back stronger and harder than ever before.
RIP DIMEBAG!!!
Looking forward to the next SJR.

# Dec 22, 2004 @ 5:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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