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Nightclub Shooter Said Pantera Stole His Lyrics

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The man who shot and killed metal guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott in an Ohio nightclub once told a friend that Abbott's former band, Pantera, stole his lyrics.

But police said they may never know why Nathan Gale , 25, shot Abbott, 38, and three other people Wednesday night during a concert. A Columbus police officer shot and killed Gale.

Abbott was a founding member of Pantera, one of the most influential metal bands of the 1990s. He was with the heavy metal band Damageplan at the time of his death.

Gale's friend, Jeramie Brey, said Gale once showed him pages of lyrics copied from Pantera. But Gale claimed he had written them. Brey said Gale was "off his rocker" and wanted to sue Pantera.

Police haven't verified reports that Gale began his rampage by yelling out accusations that Abbott broke up Pantera.

Source: NBCSandiego.com

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1. Rue writes:

You've got to be kidding me. What a litte c***..that is the biggest load of horse sh**.

R*I*P* DImebag, you're the f***in man, and always will be

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 8:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. ac666 writes:

From the sounds of things this nutter should've been locked up years ago. Why do/can people never take action against fruitcakes like this BEFORE someone is hurt, or as in this case, killed?

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 8:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Rae writes:

Wow. This guy was sick.

# Dec 10, 2004 @ 11:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. inhatredofme writes:

all the more reason to hate ohio.

# Dec 11, 2004 @ 12:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Char writes:

R.I.P. Dimebag Darrell

We will Love and Cherish the amazing influence you have left on the planet for us!!

# Dec 11, 2004 @ 12:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. MarineChick007 writes:

what a fruit-loop!
i knew it! people from ohio
have issues, i knew it before he
shot him! he just called to confirm it!

# Dec 11, 2004 @ 10:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. PANTERA FAN writes:

THIS GOES TO ALL THE @SSHOLES THAT SHOW UP AT METAL CONCERTS AND STIR TROUBLE. YOU ARE NOT THERE TO APPRECIATE MUSIC, YOU'RE THERE TO HURT REAL METAL FANS

# Dec 11, 2004 @ 7:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. MarineChick007 writes:

yeah, people go to have fun, not to get shot!

# Dec 11, 2004 @ 11:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. ole writes:

why dont just forget the bastards name!? he Who killed Dime, should remain nameless. been given to dogs, and i hope he got shot in the belly!!!

# Dec 16, 2004 @ 6:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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