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Hard Rock/Metal Musicians Remember Dimebag Darrell

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MTV News spoke with members of some 30 hard rock and metal bands about the Dimebag they remember. They told MTV how much he'd meant to them, they shared fond memories and spoke of the impact he made on their lives and their music. Here are several excerpts from the article:

David Draiman - frontman, Disturbed: "During our second Ozzfest, we were holed up in Dallas for about two or three days ... hanging out at Dime's place — it was an eclectic house. There's all kinds of Pantera memorabilia and Dimebag memorabilia all over the place. But you could never make the mistake of falling asleep at Dime's. He'd wake you up the way he always did: with firecrackers. He'd always set off an entire chain of firecrackers not two inches from my head. One time ... Dime took us to a strip club where we all judged a bikini contest. There was never a wrong time in the day for Dime to hit a strip club. ... Dime was just this character who was very easy to love. He didn't have a bad bone in his body, and was ready to give you the shirt off his back at all times. It was his mission in life to make sure every single moment you spent with him was the best moment of your life. He was selfless."

Zakk Wylde - frontman, Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society: "Whenever you were around Dime, there was never a boring moment. He was the coolest guy on the planet. He was an even better person than he was a guitar player, if that's even possible. Whenever me and him would hook up, forget about it, bro. We'd always have to have a spare kidney, liver and pancreas on ice."

Brian Fair - frontman, Shadows Fall: "Dime seemed to have a real problem with the clock on our tour bus. It all started with his tour manager trying to tell him it was time to leave. ... We were having a good old time and Dime didn't want to go to bed. So, as soon as he was told it was time to leave, he grabbed the clock off of the wall and screams at the top of his lungs, 'There is no time!' and he smashed his hand right through it. The clock was made of glass and metal, and shrapnel flew everywhere. He went through three clocks on our bus like that. Anytime anyone tried to tell him it was time to go, he'd destroy the clock. He didn't want to end the party — he wanted it to keep going. We kept replacing the clock because we wanted to see what happened next."

Source: MTV.com

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Azazel_Begotten's avatar

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1. Azazel_Begotten writes:

Well, yesterday made it a Year that Dimebag has been dead...

We'll never forget you Dime, you live forever in every Metal heart, your music has immortality, you'll never really be DEAD...\m/ 0_0 \m/

# Dec 7, 2005 @ 5:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. deathbringer writes:

Um, no it happened on December 8, a day most of us will never forget.

Here is the original story we posted in the early AM of December 9.

# Dec 7, 2005 @ 9:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. slayerdisciple writes:

dimebag will be missed

# Dec 7, 2005 @ 1:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Azazel_Begotten writes:

damn...my mistake...either way, it still sucks DIme is dead....The GOOD die young....Dime is sadly an example of that now...

# Dec 7, 2005 @ 5:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. M0uRnInG_StAr writes:

Damn it has already been a year.

R.I.P dime and every thing else begotten said.

# Dec 7, 2005 @ 5:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. ADD writes:

R.I.P. Dime \m/

# Dec 7, 2005 @ 6:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Jereth127 writes:

It's a year to the day over here now. It's December 8th now...

R.I.P. Dimebag... I just saw Panterea play on a music channel, mark of respect I think, first song to be played on the 8th is a Pantera

# Dec 7, 2005 @ 7:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. RememberMetal? writes:

That bit from Brian Fair is classic. I wish I could have seen that myself.

The story on Pantera in the new Revolver is pretty good, but lacked the kind of illustration of the characters that Pantera were on an individual and collective level....The bit about the "Hurl" game is great though.

# Dec 7, 2005 @ 8:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Ill Nino writes:

R.I.P bro...no one deserves to die..

# Dec 7, 2005 @ 10:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. jim23 writes:

Dats tru ill nino,no one deserves to die,especially legends like Dimebag \m/ \m/ , R.I.P

# Dec 8, 2005 @ 1:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. psythe writes:

"hard rock/metal musicians remember dimebag darrel"...as does everyone else. now is the time for commiserations, friends. viva la dimebag.

# Dec 8, 2005 @ 3:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. dominate writes:

it's already been a year. So F***in sad. Dime will forever be missed. It's the 8TH so put on a pantera tune, or damageplan tune and just remember.
RIP Dime
TAKEN WITH THE FLOODS.

# Dec 8, 2005 @ 9:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Shmotz101 writes:

dimebag will be truly missed. stupid a$$ who shot him I hate that fa**ot he needs to get hanged.
R.I.P Dimebag Darrell

# Dec 8, 2005 @ 9:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Thoughtless writes:

It's already been a year...and I still can't believe it. Goddamn...rest up, man

# Dec 8, 2005 @ 11:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Slayer writes:

The guy is dead that killed him.... and why are you all talking like you're talking to him? He's dead.

# Dec 8, 2005 @ 1:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Beast writes:

I don't know about you guys, but I'm gonna have some f***in hard drinks tonight for our fallen brother, And for our troops in the desert fightin to keep our asses free

# Dec 8, 2005 @ 5:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. skid09 writes:

first let me say that i, like everybody else, truly miss dime. it was so fun to live in the same city- rockin' out at the same concerts. NEVER did he seem to busy to stop and chat, because that is the type of guy he was. and as it has been said here, over and over- he was one of the nicest guys ever and with that being said, i have something to say to the few who are adding a very negative message to their postings.
(example: there were other horrible musicians that should of been shot, like 3 or 4 times- instead of dime). ok, some bad musicians only make music to make $$$, but i think i can honestly say that dime would never say that such a person deserves to die because of it. and if you are only joking about it, well it's a pretty crappy joke. somebody needlessly being murdered is a truely sad event- and causes alot of pain to their family.
i do agree that dime definatly did not deserve it, but nobody does- there is already enough hate in the world to go around, and you do not need to add to it in dimebag's memory. RIP DIME i know you are out there in the crowd rockin' out the the rest of us!!!

# Dec 8, 2005 @ 6:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. bassmaster! writes:

DIMEBAG u were the best, u will live in every metal fans heart forever.

# Dec 8, 2005 @ 7:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. KoRn SuCkS writes:

It's hard to believe it's been a year... Dime will be remembered...
Play a Pantera or Damageplan song tonight...
(Post 16 kicks ass!!!)
RIP Dime!!!

# Dec 8, 2005 @ 7:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. RememberMetal? writes:

Beast.
I respect our troops beyond words, but they're not keeping OUR asses free, they're trying to allow the asses of Iraq's people to be a bit more free than they were 2 years ago....How that relates at all to Dime I'll never know.

Either way, I think one of these days I'm going to bust out some crown royal, and let my entire Pantera playlist go and just play(bass) along....Goddamn 1 year now.

RIP Dime, RIP Pantera RIP Damage Plan.

Viva la metal

# Dec 8, 2005 @ 9:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. LordAgony writes:

Korn remebering Dimebag?

HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAH!!!!!!

How about this:

Dimebag magically ressurects himslef up from the grave (AS A FLESH EATING ZOMBIE) to kick the s-hit out of Korn for mentioning his kickass name.....

And he dismembers Fieldy...BRUTALLY....BY EATING HIS BRAINS AND HIS HEART...

SO SAYS LORD AGONY....

# Dec 8, 2005 @ 10:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. DIMETERAPLAN writes:

Dude,The Original Cowboy from hell,Dimebag will always live on in our hearts and in every Pantera album and any Anthrax song he was on

# Dec 8, 2005 @ 10:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. HIm fan writes:

DIMEBAG R.I.P. brother..............

# Dec 9, 2005 @ 5:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. War Ensemble writes:

RIP Dimebag you will be extremly missed(beyond words)!!

# Dec 9, 2005 @ 5:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Azazel_Begotten writes:

LordAgony, shut it! Give it a f***ing rest you c***!

# Dec 9, 2005 @ 8:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
M0uRnInG_StAr's avatar

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26. M0uRnInG_StAr writes:

Agony man shut it.

This thread has unofficialy become a Dimebag tribute page and it is truly fu cked up to bring more

negitivity to this page.

Deathmetal fans, nu metal fans, hardcore fans, and so on disagree on a lot of sh** but i can garentee

you that the majority of fans of each rock genra and sub genra have respect for dimebag your self

included.

So this is'nt the time or the place to make your increadibly lame jokes.

Show some respect.

And yo begotten stop useing my phrase "shut it".

# Dec 10, 2005 @ 12:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. War Ensemble writes:

man lord agony you disrespecting mother f***er stay of this site if you cant stop dissing korn for just one post its getting real lame so get a life you dumb sh** loser.

# Dec 10, 2005 @ 3:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. left ubfinished writes:

Dimebag was a champ......Oh Yeah Machine is an awesome band by the way don't ya agree

# Dec 10, 2005 @ 4:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Azazel_Begotten writes:

M0uRnInG_StAr, sorry, but you didn't invent the phrase...

*pays hommage to Dime* \m/

# Dec 10, 2005 @ 10:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. RememberMetal? writes:

I hate to burst anyone bubble but Korn and Pantera were actually friends.... Pantera were completely welcoming to every band they ever toured with, and every band they ever toured with were completely in awe of Panteras skill and down to earth kindness....This includes Korn who (also known for their ability to drink) would get obliterated after shows on each others buses

# Dec 10, 2005 @ 4:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Azazel_Begotten writes:

RM? is right about that....Dime even gave Munky and Head pointers...

I quote Head:

"He used to always tell us, "You guys need more solos in your songs""

# Dec 10, 2005 @ 7:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. BLACKDOG writes:

Hate to break it to ya but it's true PANTERA & KORN were notoriously good friend's.I'm not the biggest KORN fan in the world especially not lately however this is about THE LATE GREAT DIMEBAG DARRELL ABBOTT.Someone whose level of ability and style of play we have not really seen before and may never ever see after much like RANDY ROADS & JIMMY HENDRIX before that.This is not the place for bashing KORN leave that sh** on the other feed's.

# Dec 10, 2005 @ 11:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. psythe writes:

La, (in response to post #21) if you have any respect and love for "the late great dimebag darrel abbott" perhaps you should take a page from his book and learn to respect and love all fellowkind the way Dime did, including korn and their fans. actually, that goes for everyone, not just (though especially) for La.

viva la Dimebag's way of life.

# Dec 11, 2005 @ 4:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Azazel_Begotten writes:

what Psythe and BLACKDOG said

# Dec 11, 2005 @ 11:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Mike writes:

psythe... i respect Dimes kindness but not all of us have enough reason to be nice.. and some of us just cant... not to say we cant try of course.. i can be nice sometimes.lol.
Forever he will live.

# Dec 13, 2005 @ 9:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. HIm fan writes:

in response to post 32 i would like to sort som ething out RANDY RHOADS not RANDY ROADS!!! have a bit of respect and learn to spell! R.I.P. Dimebag... what a loss...

# Dec 15, 2005 @ 6:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. M0uRnInG_StAr writes:

Wow H.I.M your an a$$ hole.

# Dec 15, 2005 @ 8:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. 7575 writes:

LIGHTEN IT UP!!! on stage and in the worlds eyes....the best there is the best there was and the best they will ever be...red beard texas shine and a bottles of what ya got........smokin one for dime drinkin with him in mind all the time see ya soon bud.......

# Dec 15, 2005 @ 10:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. 3RD STRIKE writes:

HIM is a HO.

# Dec 17, 2005 @ 9:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Queen_Nothing writes:

lol-- isn't this s**t interesting...

well I won't get involved in this b**** fight (only because of Dime), so I'd just like to say R.I.P., you sick mother f**ker!!! You have been and will continue to be remembered!

# Dec 17, 2005 @ 11:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. War Ensemble writes:

wow him fan your an a$$ hole an on this page for no reason you have al ways been on every page. him sucks sh**!!!

# Dec 18, 2005 @ 3:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. NothingRemains writes:

This just In........... HIM is terrible!!!!!!

# Dec 20, 2005 @ 10:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. chaosphere187 writes:

does it seem like we lose all the guitar gods? i mean the only ones we have left is zakk wylde,joe satriani,steve vai,and kirk hammett i mean what just as soon as there gone who will be left??? I blame all this damn rap (or r&b or whatever you wanna call it!!!!)

# Dec 20, 2005 @ 3:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. chaosphere187 writes:

By the way HIM is for fags
love metal piece of sh**....

# Dec 20, 2005 @ 3:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. BLACKDOG writes:

HIM FAN if my misspelling offended you I'm sorry.However if you wan't perfection read a new's paper.I got schooled by a HIM FAN(sic).Oh golly whatever will I do (sic).I think I'll go someplace and not care(sic).

# Dec 20, 2005 @ 6:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. HIMROCKER writes:

f*** you blackdog H.I.M f***ING ROCK S . i got there new cd it kicks a$$ so if you dont like tham so can all of you him haters can get f***ed do you here me BLACKDOG

# Jan 5, 2006 @ 1:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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