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Dimebag Darrell's Death Called "Metal 9-11"

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Steven Hyden of Appleton, Wisconsin's The Post-Crescent reports:

His name might not be known outside heavy metal circles, but fans revered "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott for his innovative guitar playing with the band Pantera and a friendly spirit that belied his tragic death.

"I've been listening to him play since 1991," said Chris Gaertig, singer for the Cecil-based band Mongo Seven. "(Pantera) was the biggest metal influence on us as far as music goes."

Area fans are reeling from Wednesday's nightclub shooting in Ohio that left the 38-year-old Abbott and three other men dead.

Appleton radio station "Razor" WZOR-FM 94.7 took calls from grieving listeners Thursday and produced a one-hour on-air tribute featuring clips from an interview Abbott did at the station in January. By Friday, calls still were pouring in from people wanting to hear Abbott's music and mourn with other fans.

"Panterawas Generation X's and Y's Black Sabbath," WZOR program director Roxanne Steele said. "Pantera is not just a band. They were a lifestyle."

Source: Blabbermouth.net

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1. ???? writes:

R.I.P DIMEBAG!!

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2. jaimie stoker writes:

When I heard the news I felt physically sick..its like a friend has died.

# Dec 12, 2004 @ 1:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. joe davis band writes:

we are deeply hurt by this.. metal music will never be the same..dime was the man and the greatest..he will be missed by all.........

# Dec 12, 2004 @ 7:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. metdallisha07 writes:

He is a friend....yup metal won't be the same w/ out DIME .......................the most truly luved god of aLL METAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!R.I.P DIMEBAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WE LUV YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Dec 12, 2004 @ 10:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Jesse writes:

R.I.P Man you were the f***en greatest!!!!!!

# Dec 13, 2004 @ 10:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. carlo guevarra writes:

i felt like someone very dear to me died. DIME!!! you will always be remembered here in the philippines you're one of the guitar gods revered here.

# Dec 14, 2004 @ 12:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. MtlDeath writes:

Imma miss ya Dime, ya a major reason i kept playin, You'll be sorely missed Rip man...

# Dec 14, 2004 @ 3:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Greg writes:

I'm a French fan of Pantera, and all I can say is: We miss you Dime! My next beer will be for you! LOVE

# Dec 14, 2004 @ 3:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Nathan mcphail writes:

Im only 13 but i knew alot about dime and i can say that he will be missed greatly. I can play alot of PanterA on my guitar and I think PanterA is the best f***ing band ever

# Dec 14, 2004 @ 11:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Jon writes:

I loved this guys music and his attitude to life, i still can't fully take it in who's been lost to me

# Dec 14, 2004 @ 1:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Carlos S. writes:

Una enorme sensación de vacío me está destrozando, nadie lo hará como tu Dime, fuiste como un hermano y el más grande del mundo del metal. Seguiré adelante con mi banda por ti. Adios amigo, descansa en paz. Te echaremos de menos. "ALONE" Málaga, Spain .

# Dec 14, 2004 @ 4:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. metdallisha07 writes:

COOL SPANGLISH JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Adios amigo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! R.I.P. DIMEBAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Dec 14, 2004 @ 7:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Romeos187 writes:

............... I still can't beleave that Dimebag is dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!Feels like a quarter of myself is missing,,,,,,,,,,,,
....You will never be forgotten, aswell for your music!.......Say what's up to Hendrix & Page for me!!!!!!!!!!!!.....
...........................FAREWELL DIMEBAG DARELL.............................

# Dec 14, 2004 @ 10:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. a writes:

Metal fans from the Philippines will surely miss you especially me. RIP Dimebag

# Dec 15, 2004 @ 3:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. chuck writes:

He was my number one guitar influence. The guy was like the spine of metal and his death will be remembered.

# Dec 15, 2004 @ 1:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. unsung_song_666 writes:

a few words....will will remeber, his awesome guitar skills, his inspiring music as every legend has perished so will he but his spirit will live on in those fans of his that have been and always will be.

R.I.P DARELL

# Dec 15, 2004 @ 2:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. HARRY - Vodka Juniors - ATHENS GR writes:

REST IN PEACE DIME! HE IS AND HE WILL ALWAYS BE ONE OF THE GRATEST INFLUENCES FOR EVERY GUITARIST, R.I.P DIMEBAG DARRELL

# Dec 15, 2004 @ 4:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. TGOH writes:

R.I.P. From Holland..........

# Dec 16, 2004 @ 4:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. fuckmetal writes:

f*** metal, and f*** darrell..i'm glad he's f***in' dead!

# Dec 16, 2004 @ 9:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Aion writes:

It's simple... it's senseless... it's a great loss!
The whole industry mourns with you...
HANDS DOWN!!! To the greatest guitar player of all... Dime!!!

# Dec 16, 2004 @ 10:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Cherie and Reece Hamilton writes:

Only the great die young. I will personally piss on the guy who killed Dimebags grave. Rest easy friend. We all miss and love you.
Dimebag Darrell 1966 - 2004

# Dec 20, 2004 @ 2:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Cherie writes:

f*** the fag who said he is glad dime is dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! E mail me who ever said that.
pornofreek_6669@yahoo.com

# Dec 20, 2004 @ 3:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Lah0re0 writes:

I hate death - I'm sorry Darrell - maybe someday we'll understand this phenomenon - but it's hard without those who make the little differences occur day to day - peace ~ RIP ~ <;3

# Dec 20, 2004 @ 10:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Matt writes:

#1 best guitarist RIP

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25. tattoocreator writes:

f*** man, I saw those guys play here and the fact that Pantera ain't ever gonna come to this island f***ing sucks.

RIP from New Zealand

# Dec 22, 2004 @ 1:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Francisco writes:

I got no words... it just hurts...
I still cant believe he is dead, sometimes I jump on the web to search for any news, any news saying that Dime is alive, but I know this can never be, he is gone and I miss him a lot, hey Cowboy, keep kickin a$$ up there! CFH !!!!

# Dec 29, 2004 @ 11:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. anyone writes:

he wasnt that good

# Dec 30, 2004 @ 12:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. SANDBLASTED SKIN writes:

TO THE PRICK WHO WISHED DIME DEAD. WHY DONT YOU SAY THAT TO THE FACE OF A FAN OF HIS THEN WE'LL SEE WHOS THE OUT-NUMBERED p***y f*** AROUND HERE. AND TO NATHAN GALE ( f***ING c***) WHAT YOU DID WAS THE LOWEST OF LOW I HOPE THE COWBOYS SLAUGHTER YOUR a$$ IN HELL! KEEP RIPPIN BROTHER R.I.P

# Dec 30, 2004 @ 7:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. brainfade gonz writes:

by anyone, WE CAN C UR TASTES!!! MJ UR HERO AND I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT JORDAN. and to F*CK METAL, WHAT THE HELL R U DOING ON THIS PAGE ANYWAY U LOWLIFE. Go sit on a truss rod don't think u know what it is, BETTER THAT WAY U'LL RUIN EVERY ELECTRIC GUITAR!

# Dec 30, 2004 @ 2:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. mrbungle writes:

:( f*** it man sh** now adays dime keep ripping in heaven

# Jan 6, 2005 @ 7:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. dark warrior tor writes:

to f***metal..the fu***ng retard that said hes glad dime is dead..if you hate metal..what the hell you doing in this website...take a dildo put in a chair seat over him and scream fire...as*h**l*...you fu***ng bastard...

# Jan 6, 2005 @ 7:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. LOK HIMMM writes:

WELL WELL WELL, f***METAL, I GUESS YOU WANT SOME TO....SO LISTEN UP, YOU LITTLE CO** SUCKING, TAKING A GERBAL UP THE A**, PIECE OF SH** EATING, c** GUZZELING, DOG F***ING, HIP HOP PRISON b****... YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF NERVE COMING ON TO METAL UNDERGROUND AND SAYING WHAT YOU SAID........ OR MAYBE YOUR JUST TOO STUPID TO FIGURE OUT THAT METAL ISN'T ONLY MUSIC BUT A LIFESTYLE AS WELL. OR ON SECOND THOUGHT YOU SOUND LIKE SOMEONE WHO TRIED TO FIT IN, AND GOT MAD AT ALL OF US BECAUSE DEEP IN YOUR PATHETIC LITTLE SOUL YOU KNEW THAT YOU NEVER HAD A CHANCE TO BE ONE OF US. I HOPE YOU GO TO PRISON AND DIE WHILE BEING RAPED BY A 300 POUND METALHEAD......... YEP, YOU'VE JUST BEEN SET STRAIGHT BY......................HIMMM!!!!!!!

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