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Report on 'Dimebag' Darrell's Death Released

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A new 627 page police report including nearly 300 witness interviews was released last Thursday. The report details a chaotic scene at last December's Damageplan concert, with the tour manager getting wounded as he tried to prevent a gunman from climbing on stage -- he then was helped to the side where he watched former Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott get shot in the head three times. Some clarifications from initial reports are included in the following excerpts:

Christopher Paluska, Damageplan's tour manager, said he was shot first -- though it was previously believed Abbott was the initial victim.

Paluska was one of three people shot who survived. Another, stage technician John Brooks, wrestled with Gale who pinned him as a hostage as police moved toward the stage.

During the melee, Damageplan drummer Vincent Abbott hid behind amplifiers and lead singer Patrick Lachman jumped and screamed into the microphone for someone to call the police.

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1. heavy hepp writes:

R. I. P. Dime we still remember you.

# Oct 25, 2005 @ 4:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. mdh writes:

live on, dime

# Oct 25, 2005 @ 4:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Rue writes:

I love you brother DIme, even though I never met you. I keep your tunes crankin and I keep jamming in honor of you. RIP.

# Oct 25, 2005 @ 6:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. THE OMEN writes:

Your still my hero Dimebag

R.I.P. Never forgotten

# Oct 25, 2005 @ 7:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. ADD writes:

Dimebag lives on through his music. RIP

# Oct 25, 2005 @ 7:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. slayerdisciple writes:

damn nathan gale to hell, RIP Dime

# Oct 25, 2005 @ 8:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. slipfan writes:

nathan gale will be raped by satan for all eternity for ending the life of both a brilliant musician and a wicked person. long live dimebag and his music, long live the memory of pantera and long live the cowboys from hell

# Oct 25, 2005 @ 10:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. slipfan writes:

if you havent seen vulgar videos yet, it is a must, with live shows, filmclips and interviews from the legendary texans. watch out for the beer-throwing from vinnie, all the way from the back of the stage, all the way to the top balcony of the stadium.

LONG LIVE DIMEBAGS MEMORY!!!!!

# Oct 25, 2005 @ 10:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Tisha writes:

3 shots in the head!! f***in' son of a motherf***er b****... It always makes me sick to read that... I can't believe how someone can be so cruel! It's so unfair!!! I miss you, Dime, I miss you every f***in' day!!!

# Oct 26, 2005 @ 12:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. fucking hostile writes:

gale f***ing muther f***er i hope he burns in hell... its just sad and angry how someone like that is in society and went to consert to the kill dimebag. this was a cruel and vicious act that proved nothing but its just f***ed up that is i cant even explaine it.

RIP dimebag you rule

# Oct 26, 2005 @ 1:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. psythe writes:

i loved dime's tunes, and the guy was a rockin lad for sure.

but you know what's silly? every day people are getting shot, thousands of people - and nobody cares. until all of a sudden its somebody who you've heard of and you're all "guns are bad, mkay?". seriously, guys, and this goes for everyone - go throw your weapons someplace deep and watery. and i mean REAL deep and watery, none of this creek crap. i'm talking International waters, kids, no-man's land...or ocean, rather. whatever. peace.

# Oct 26, 2005 @ 8:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. asianfetish writes:

Nathan Gale burns in hell....the f***er used to call himself "Diamond Darrell"...the f***ing irony....every time i read/hear about the death of Dime, i cringe, get angry, depressed at the same time....why do the good artists like Dimebag and Tupac get shot, and no one even tries to aim at idiots like Good Charlotte, My Chemical Romance, Blink182, and of course,Vanilla Ice? See? i have a big a$$ list of bad artists that need to be shot, and of all the ones that deserve a bullet in their heads (3-5 times!), Dimebag is the one that dies!!!!! I'm f***ing p***ed!!!!!

Anyways, Dimebag better be in better place than here....Allah better be a Metal Fan...Or at least Satan...

# Oct 26, 2005 @ 8:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. GothicKid writes:

Im Gonna Find That MotherF*cken SON OF A B*TCH Nathan Gale In whatever prison hes in, and im gonna F*ckin Crush his Nutts, Cut off his D*ck, RIP off all his limbs, And f***in Shoot him 3 Times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Oct 26, 2005 @ 9:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. malevolentrocker writes:

A cop at the show shot Nathan gale after he shot dimegag
R.I.P Dimebag

# Oct 27, 2005 @ 9:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. straightfuckinghate writes:

I miss you every day, Dime. Can't wait to see you when I depart this world. You will never be forgotten. Oh and psythe, f*** you, you f***ing c*** crumble. I'll keep all of my guns 'till the day I meet Dime. Let Freedom Ring!

# Oct 27, 2005 @ 9:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. SlayerRulz writes:

Dime's music will live on FOREVER!!!

And f*ck off psythe. Just cause you're a p***y doesn't mean the rest of the world is. I'll keep my guns close at hand for cowards like you.

# Oct 27, 2005 @ 11:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. key to nothing writes:

as much as i love dime,i must say that psythe brings up a damn good point,and "slayerrulz",do you honestly think that because you own a gun that you are some tough guy,using a gun is about as cowardly as it gets,you sad little rednecks and your silly little gun obsession,get a real life you fool

# Oct 27, 2005 @ 4:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Anonymous writes:

GothicKid - you might want to check under the ground then, the cop shot and killed him.

# Oct 27, 2005 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. slipfan writes:

i was gonna point out gothickid's misdirected comment, but someone beat me to it...at least dimebag is up there with the greats...jimi, cliff burton, bob marley, dave williams and all the other great musicians of our time...

RIP Dimebag

# Oct 30, 2005 @ 5:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. psythe writes:

key to nothing - for whatever little it's worth, you just earned my respect.

and to the rest of you - squeezing a trigger doesn't make you tough. you wanna be the real king of the jungle? check out any no-rules king of the cage match. you'll wet yourself nine times. but i maintain that a real man has the courage to walk away. why waste your time with idiots like that anyway?

back to you, key to nothing - is your name by any chance derived from that Mudvayne song?

# Oct 30, 2005 @ 6:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. key to nothing writes:

ya it is,back from the days of "the end of all things to come" when i really dug them,i've lost most interest in them since that one came out,....but i couldnt agree with you more,only a select group of people should be allowed to have guns,especially with the growing percentage of idiots in this country,...example:an idiot got a hold of a gun and now we have lost one of the greatest guys to ever grace this earth

# Oct 30, 2005 @ 7:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. slipfan writes:

guns are becoming very very gay. at least in the olden...olden days people fought with hand to hand weapons and hands as well. any a$$ can go up and shoot someone. holding a gun in your hand doesnt make you any more tough, it makes you that much more cowardly. anyway...when gale goes to hell...hell be assraped by hitler, gacy, charles manson, and all the other sickasses in history.

RIP Dimebag

# Oct 31, 2005 @ 6:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. bigist fan writes:

That sucks Dime,will never be back!

# Nov 1, 2005 @ 12:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. P.J. Redd writes:

Greatness is wasted as stupidity overcomes all. Dimedag Darell was one of metal's greatest and talented gutairist ever and boneheads like the guy who shot him are the reason we need intelligence tests in schools before we release animals like this into the world. Hell is too good for Gale, he deserves a private damnation where he's buttf***ed by Liberace every 10 seconds and forced to listen to the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack over and over again in a bright p[nk room while the Villiage People cheer him on. RIP Dimebag

# Nov 1, 2005 @ 4:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Tisha writes:

I agree PJ Redd, completely

# Nov 1, 2005 @ 5:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Soul_Crue writes:

Dime your still the best guitarst i've ever seen......ur still my hero.

# Nov 1, 2005 @ 11:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. theresshitonthewalls writes:

'Hell is too good for Gale, he deserves a private damnation where he's buttf***ed by Liberace every 10 seconds and forced to listen to the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack over and over again in a bright p[nk room while the Villiage People cheer him on.'

In my mind, that's where he is. Hail Dimebag!

# Nov 2, 2005 @ 12:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. wemissyoudime writes:

gale is f***ing dead ok , just stop giving him any notoriety whatsoever by saying these stupid things about him. I understand your anger, believe me, I love dime and went to his memorial service in arlington shortly after he died, but this random trash-talking about being sodomized by the devil is just f***ing stupid, show some class as a dimebag fan and a human being, pay your respects to those who were taken away on that night of senseless violence, and remember them, not the disturbed individual who created this nightmare. Gale is dead anyway, and we'll never know why he did this unspeakable thing, what could have motivated anyone to do something so unthinkable...but justice was carried out to him immediately after he committed his crimes. It's done with. the world will note him as the monster he was and soon forget him. Dimebag taught us all something about life through the joy and enthusiasm he seemed to have every day. just pray or hope or confide in whatever you hold faith in that the families of those who died will be able to have peace in their lives again someday.

# Nov 2, 2005 @ 5:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Cfhdon83 writes:

R.I.P DIME

# Nov 2, 2005 @ 3:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. DimmuBurger writes:

hey psythe, just for the record, guns dont kill people, people kill people, guns dont walk up to you and pull there own triggers, people pull them, and throwing away your guns in deep water, or banning gun laws wont help any because then all the people that follow the law wont have guns and be unprotected and the criminals will still have guns becuase why would they care about a gun law when they dont care about the law in general, think before you speak please.

# Nov 2, 2005 @ 4:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. DimmuBurger writes:

And another thing psythe, you say get rid of your guns and throw them in deep water, why? To prove a point to the criminals that they won over us and are rights to bare arms. We have to suffer from there horrid acrions. Let me tell you something logical, if you want to ban guns so nobody gets killed, then to make it faire we have to ban cars and trucks. Millions more die a year from car accidents then from guns.

# Nov 2, 2005 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. GothicKId writes:

Yeah just found out that Nathan got shot today.I didnt really pay any attention to it. But whatever. Still, i want to do that to Nathan.

# Nov 2, 2005 @ 5:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. slipfan writes:

well youll have to go to hell to do that...and dont worry, assrapings are in store for nathan gale when hes in hell...

# Nov 2, 2005 @ 5:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. GothicKid writes:

wemissyoudime- i heard that Gale shot Dime Cause he joined damageplan. I dont know if its true.

# Nov 2, 2005 @ 5:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. slipfan writes:

i think he shot him because he believed that dimebag was the reaon that pantera broke up. then i think he got p***ed because dimebag and vinnie joined damageplan...which i believe is "nu-metal". if im wrong then someone please correct me...

# Nov 2, 2005 @ 7:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. RIP_Dimebag_CGFRMHELL writes:

Keep on rockin brother dime. I know you are still with us even though you are gone. I love you and miss you. You'll never be forgot. RIP brother Dime!

# Nov 2, 2005 @ 8:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. DimeBag SUcks writes:

Dime bag darrell sucks, he alwayse has, he alwayse will. Hes a stupid satin worshiping drug addict. Nathin did everyone a favor. As for everyone else shot in the incedent, thats very tragic, but dime bad deserved it.

# Nov 3, 2005 @ 8:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. slipfan writes:

hey a$$hole, i believe he was more recognised and more loved than you...if you hate dimebag so much, get off this f***ing forum. or better yet, kill yourself so you can go to hell and be assraped by nathan gale forever.

(well its not rape if you dont say no)

# Nov 5, 2005 @ 9:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. heavy hepp writes:

gothic kid u r a dumbass forum number 37 eat sh** and die

# Nov 5, 2005 @ 1:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Pantera writes:

The guy who wrote his name as DimeBag SUcks is probably a Korn fan or something
Ignore the raper

# Nov 5, 2005 @ 2:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. your all a bunch of fags writes:

everyone who listens to this type of crap music eats faggit d***s. You all listen to gay music, dimebag likes to take it in the ass, just like all of you dorks.

# Nov 7, 2005 @ 12:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. slipfan is a bich writes:

thats right, you a bich a$$ faggit. Dont talk sh** because you know your a pussie a$$ bich that listens to gay metal music. Anyone who listens to metal is a dork that cant get laid by any deicent looking chicks.

# Nov 7, 2005 @ 12:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. Satanatron writes:

Here comes the little insecure attention whore...Ignore him people.

# Nov 7, 2005 @ 11:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. slipfan writes:

awwwwww, he named himself after me...i feel so privileged...and nauseous...

# Nov 8, 2005 @ 9:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. C writes:

WOW!, People who listen to metal dont get laid?!, Every one who I know that listens to metal, get laid all the f---ing time, both male and females, they are all straight too. That is the most b---sh-t stereotype I've ever heard. Metal is probably the most truest of modern music today. All stupid commercial; mainstream trends are going to end soon but metal shall still remain. If one says bad things about the Dimebag, they have either never heard his music and or dont know a thing about music at all. Dimebag Darrell Abbott should be remembered as one of the greatest American musicians ever. To me he's on the level of a f---ing Mozart or one of them music makers.

# Nov 8, 2005 @ 11:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. Angel of Death writes:

wow C Might be gay im not sure because "both male and females, they are all straight too" well that makes sence they have sex with each other you poser... ohhh where im sure but they are stereo typing going on well C you need to get out more because seriously your a jerk off bastard.

rip dimebag

# Nov 9, 2005 @ 12:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. Meatl is gay writes:

The only time metal heads get laid is when they f*** fat ugly chicks. Everyone I know who listens to metal is a rejected outcast that doesnt fit in anywhere else. Metal heads will accept any dork that listens to the same gay music they do.. I don't know of any hot chicks that listen to heavey metal. Good looking girls don't f*** metal heads. Heavey metal is the gayist music out there, and everyone who listens it it must be a social outcast. Even the girls used in metal vidoes are only there because there getting paid. The only people who listen to heavey metal are dorks, fags, rejects, and fat ugly chicks

# Nov 10, 2005 @ 9:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. iluvpenis writes:

...So what school do you go to?

# Nov 10, 2005 @ 11:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. Angel of Death writes:

...So when was the last time you got laid? well mine was 3 hours ago f***in losers

# Nov 10, 2005 @ 11:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. slipfan writes:

your name sure does show that you dont like metal...as your name is "meatl is gay"...go back to your f***in punk, pop sh** or whatever the f*** it is you listen to website and leave stop spreading your gay onto the rest of us...d***

# Nov 10, 2005 @ 11:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. THE OMEN writes:

POST 37.
Shut your f***ing mouth and croke you f***ing maggot piece of sh** . Do everyone a favor and die. You think everyone cares what you think. I would like to meet you in person so I can kick the f***ing sh** out of you and sh** in your face. Dimebag is GOD and your nothing.

# Nov 12, 2005 @ 9:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. Angel of Death writes:

the fololing people are and should be shot: Meatl is gay,slipfan is a bich, your all a bunch of fags, DimeBag SUcks that is the same person and when i find you i will f***in kill you useless c*** sucking mutherf***er go to hell b****

# Nov 13, 2005 @ 2:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. trivius writes:

if you dont like metal why the f*** are you on a metal site? A random beating should be organized for you and your dumb a$$ mother who gave birth to a retard.

# Nov 15, 2005 @ 12:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. agg writes:

Dimebag was one of the greatest metal guitarists...if you care to dispute that, go cry to mommy

# Nov 16, 2005 @ 7:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. Steven Brooks writes:

Dimebag is the sh**

# Nov 17, 2005 @ 4:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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56. slipfan writes:

thats a good point, if you hate metal music why the f*** are you on a metal site...go back to your f***in hip-hop/rnb whatever it is you listen to sh** and f*** off...dimebag was a guitar legend, and nothing you little punkass b****es can say will change that fact

# Nov 18, 2005 @ 4:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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57. KILL3R writes:

dimebag was a musical genius, pantera was one of the greatest metal bands ever and will never be forgotten, as we watch trendz c** and go, artists fade in and away, metal still stands in its place, metal doesnt follow trendz, it lives on and strong, and so will pantera!!!!!!!!! LONG LIVE PANTERA
R.I.P. Dimebag Darrell

# Nov 20, 2005 @ 5:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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58. kevin wartenbe writes:

dime bag was the best ever heard

# Nov 21, 2005 @ 3:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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59. Beast writes:

Can you believe it's going to be a year very soon?! I went to the Tribute show in Chicago, and it was very sad, everyone was hugging and crying and wishing that the show never had to happen. It was also painful to listen to Disturbed do Pantera songs....lol RIP Brother Dime

# Nov 21, 2005 @ 4:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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60. tatz1966 writes:

hey, dimebag wasn't just one of the finest american musicians ever, he was one of the finest musicians ever PERIOD. there will never be another dime. even Brian May was a fan of dimes. now that speaks volumes
we love you dime. getchya pull

# Nov 22, 2005 @ 10:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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