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Dimebag Was A Heavy Hitter In Metal Music

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An article has been posted on SFGate.com on Dimebag Darrell:

In the outrage over the senseless murder of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, 38, in a Columbus, Ohio, nightclub on Wednesday by a man who charged the stage and shot point-blank at the band and crowd before being shot dead himself by a police officer, less attention has been paid to the former Pantera member's extensive musical influence.

Though hardly a household name, Abbott, who was on tour with his new band, Damageplan, played guitar with a rare intensity that brought together virtuosity with deep-rooted Texas blues riffs. So it's appropriate that the people hit the hardest by the news were not only the band's hardcore fans but also fellow musicians who recognized Abbott not just as a bearded heavy metal icon but a maverick in a field that was used to stagnation.

"He was certainly one of the most influential guitarists of his particular generation," said Brad Tolinski, editor in chief of Guitar World magazine, in a phone call from his New York office. "He played it straight up and wasn't influenced by the trends. I see Pantera as the bridge between the thrash music of bands in the late '80s like Metallica and Megadeth and the nu- metal of today, whether you're talking about Linkin Park or Disturbed."

"When you think of '90s heavy metal or hard rock, Pantera is one of these seminal bands," said Tom Calderone, MTV's executive vice president. "They are quoted today as influences by many bands. Hard rock has lost a legendary guitar player."

Source: SFGate.com

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1. tribute writes:

if any of you guys want to see a video tibute on dimebag,e-mail me at jipujig35@hotmail.com,
R.I.P dimebag.

# Dec 13, 2004 @ 5:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. johnation writes:

I KNOW !!! i swear to god i wish the guy who killed dimbag darrel was alive today i'd put him in the middle of the street and f***ing torcher him and dont let him die let the b**** suffer like he made me. dude this news just makes me p***ed offf like i want to kill somone when i hear about it. and man i tell you if this stuff goes to ramstein or korn and johnation david or someone gets shot i swear to god i will be at him house his family eny one he ever knew or like and i swear to god ill kill there family friends them and then myself so i dont got no prision time thanks for leting me put this comment in email me if you like it...........traviscadello@yahoo

# Dec 14, 2004 @ 10:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. JT writes:

u want my comment, i think ur grammar sucks and ur a sh**hole. if u dont shut the f*** up ill come to your house and f***in kill you, i wont kill myself (cause suicide is for weak b****es who cant handle life) and ill drag ur corpse to a rammstein concert, and we'll have a feast.

RIP DIMEBAG

# Dec 15, 2004 @ 1:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. unsung_song_666 writes:

dude fuk killing urself is stupid thing to do, u would be a hero! and u fukin queer, "JT" my friend commited suscide cuz she was abused! So u wanna make a fukin comment like that go post on www.vampirefreaks.com phag!

# Dec 15, 2004 @ 2:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Jules writes:

Shut the fuk up all you fuking queers

RIP DIME

# Dec 17, 2004 @ 10:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. T writes:

yes..shut the fukk up.
rip dime

# Dec 17, 2004 @ 11:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Frantic Disembowlment writes:

quit talkin absolute f**king sh**e!!!! Jonathan Davis and fkin ramstein!!!!!!Talkin bout shootin ppl like ur the big man......gt ur head outa ur a$$ lil boy and see the real world..
Brother for Brother...
RIP Dime 1966-2004

# Dec 22, 2004 @ 8:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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