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Phil Anselmo Disbands Superjoint Ritual

In a recent interview with Live-Metal.net, SUPERJOINT RITUAL bassist Hank III discussed his new solo album, "Straight to Hell", and revealed that he is working on a new project with SUPERJOINT RITUAL/ex-PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo called ARSON ANTHEM. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow:

Live-Metal.net: What is going on with SUPERJOINT RITUAL?

Hank III: "SUPERJOINT is in the grave right now, because someone tried bossing the boss and you NEVER boss the boss. Now he had to learn the hard way, so Philip has laid that band to rest. It might come back. I seriously doubt it. But in the meantime, DOWN is working on their new record and getting ready to be touring here soon. I've got another side project with Philip. I'm playing drums and Philip's is playing guitar. Mike Williams from EYEHATEGOD is screamin' and it's called ARSON ANTHEM. So far we've got eight songs of it recorded. So we're still having fun and making music, just getting in there and jammin', man."

Live-Metal.net: Your music seems to be evolving with each release that you put out. How do you see you music changing with your future releases?

Hank III: "I think it is more of a step in a direction that captures what we are. I mean, as far as us being a little rough around the edges, ya know. This record definitely captures that a lot more then the earlier ones ’cause – I don't know – ’cause we weren't able to be ourselves as much. The kind of crowd we attract, I mean some of them are straight-up Americans, but a lot of them are the kids in black and the hellraisers and partiers and all that stuff, the more rebel kind of crowd.

Live-Metal.net: Do you get a lot of pressure to tone down anything that you record from your label?

Hank III: "No, not anymore. They know I have been in the courtroom for the last four and a half years with them for a reason, and that is the key. Respect us for what we are, ya know. Everybody else can fit in the mold. There's 125 bands that can fit in the mold around here, so it's OK for one of them to go against the grain and then for them to halfway respect us, man ... So ... Getting there."

Source: blabbermouth

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1. rulin kmadd writes:

that's a damn shame when phil is sober he put on a helluva good
show with that band they will be missed.

# Apr 25, 2006 @ 7:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BodomFan writes:

agreed man, that f uckin sucks. SJR was a bad a$$ live band, saw them 2 times and they always put on an awesome show. But I am glad that Down finally has a new album coming out, that should be the sh*t. Cant wait to hear Arson Anthem. R.I.P. SJR

# Apr 25, 2006 @ 8:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. slayerhead writes:

How can Anselmo be in a band where he has no part in the vocals? He has one of the best screaming vocals out there! Pumped up for a new Down release though thats some GOOD music you can straight up chill to. Hopefully Anselmo starts another band where hes screaming and raging.

# Apr 25, 2006 @ 9:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. RememberMetal? writes:

I like Down better anyway....Superjoint, for all it's impressive old schoolness just wasnt up snuff with Phils other two babies.

# Apr 25, 2006 @ 10:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. dean writes:

it's good for him to move on, SJR was overrated

# Apr 25, 2006 @ 10:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. cfhdon writes:

def dissapointed, i dug that marijuana inspired HardCore. bumed
R.i.P Dime 666

# Apr 25, 2006 @ 11:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. jarrod writes:

good riddance

# Apr 26, 2006 @ 1:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. METALFAN writes:

PHIL ANSELMOs doing some guest vocals with the Alice in Chains tour this summer with Maynard and William Duvall of Comes with the FAll, check them out i have seen them live, so anything could happen with Phil!

# Apr 26, 2006 @ 2:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. eddie is real writes:

man i liked them and down but what ever lookin forward to this arson anthem

# Apr 26, 2006 @ 7:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Paul writes:

Gods be praised, this sh** was worse than Down.

# Apr 26, 2006 @ 2:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Zontar The Munificent writes:

that sux sack - but I'm sure I'll get over it once I roll one.

# Apr 26, 2006 @ 2:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. bradispissed writes:

heh mike from eyehategod...believe me this will f***ing rip


# Apr 26, 2006 @ 4:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. rulin kmadd writes:

Yes this will rule!

# Apr 26, 2006 @ 6:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. BLACKDOG writes:

AGREED !

# Apr 26, 2006 @ 7:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. supergay ritual writes:

phil anselmo is a f***ing prick

# Apr 26, 2006 @ 7:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. killingtime420 writes:

I spoke to a guy from Richmond, VA not long ago about Pantera (initially, because I was wearing one of my CFH shirts) at my buddies wedding, and we'd wandered into Superjoint discourse, and then into Down.
He told me then that SJR was pretty much done for. I didn't necessarily believe it at the time, nor did I care all that much, but so it turns out - in the end he nailed it. He was a promoter, so go figure, eh? (rhetorical q).

Au Revior, as the Frenchies say.

# Apr 26, 2006 @ 10:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. killingtime420 writes:

To clarify - I didn't wear my CFH sh** to the wedding, but to the rehersal, which I'd arrived at very late due to work (11ish).
For the wedding I spiffed myself up, naturally.
'Cause I'm versatile and bad-ass like that. Haha.

# Apr 26, 2006 @ 10:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. EyeDontLikeU writes:

I'm kind of glad the band broke up. I never really liked the band much. I broguth one of their cds and I thought and still think the cd is boring. A few songs are ok.

# Apr 27, 2006 @ 6:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. dominate writes:

that sux about SJR. They were a F***in amazing band. In my opinion DOWN is better and I can't wait to hear their new s**t. All hail Phil. one of the best singers alive.
R.I.P DIME

# Apr 27, 2006 @ 8:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. DOWNwithPhil writes:

Goddamnit...when will phil finally overdose and die already. Too many good musicians are getting mixed up with this f***head.

# Apr 27, 2006 @ 10:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. FuckOFF writes:

hey man, why you U overdose and die, u piece of sh*t

# Apr 28, 2006 @ 11:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. chaosphere187 writes:

that sucks that superjoint is gone....oh well more down songs=bad a$$
the trend is f***ing dead!!!!

# Apr 29, 2006 @ 1:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. 7575 writes:

sweet baby jesus say it aint so...well imean hell...what are ya gonna do.......this is to the one who said sjr was overrated.....have u ever been raped by a man??cuz ill be f'n ya and skippin the intercourse....b.i.t.c.h hog.....

# Apr 29, 2006 @ 6:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. dcrain90@hotmail.com writes:

who ever said phil is a prick, U better watch ur mouth
i cant wait until Body and Blood is in action

# Apr 30, 2006 @ 12:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Pounddrive writes:

Hey, just a FYI, if you haven't read Revolver's interview with Phil a few months ago-get a copy! It will explain a lot and its the first interview since Pantera's break up. RIP my bro Dime.

# Apr 30, 2006 @ 12:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. John sena writes:

Supergay go suck a c*** fag f***er d*** sucker, get aids n' die sh** breath, word.

# Apr 30, 2006 @ 1:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. ole hoss writes:

i TELL U 1 DAM THING phill and old hank there, thats 2 good ole boys 4 u!!!! both them boys just no whats up in the world, and i mean just call ya out on how ya feel and make sum good music(which i consider theropy) out of it! o yea i gota tell ya F#CK A NO GOOD SINKING IMAGRANT!!!!!!!! GOD I HATE THEM B#STERDS! TAKE CARE NOW! rock on phillip and shelton********** ************* 2 nice lines would b nice. HYA NOW

# May 1, 2006 @ 1:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. OLE HOSS writes:

HYA

# May 1, 2006 @ 1:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. IN f u c k i n g FLAMES writes:

I'm sick and f***ing tired of seeing these pointless "f*** you you c*** sucking a$$hole" posts, so try to stick to the issue, mother f***ers. To preface my comments, I'll admit that I am definitely an Anselmo fan. But personally I think it's about damn time SJR called it quits. They rocked the f*** out live, no doubt, but to be brutally honest, in comparison to Phil's previous projects, SJR was sh**. Hopefully he'll put more time into Down, I need me some more of that sh**.

# May 1, 2006 @ 3:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. ole hoss writes:

hya, down is the sh#t

# May 1, 2006 @ 11:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. iammetal writes:

they made a good run at it....

# May 3, 2006 @ 4:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. sever writes:

Phil Anselmo kicks your ass, he is one of the best metal singers of all time b****es, but still it sucks that he killed superjoint they were so hard core man, Down is still here and he is going to tare it up and JHON SENA eat sh** and die you f***ing butt-pirate.

# May 3, 2006 @ 5:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. - writes:

post 32, you must not know many metal singers

# May 10, 2006 @ 4:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. tim writes:

iam BACK BLACK d*** MISS ME I KNOW YOU DID

# May 10, 2006 @ 11:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. BLACKDOG writes:

I see your just as original as ever.By the way it's I am not "iam".Your talking about yourself not Dog food.I don't know why you keep trying.

# May 10, 2006 @ 11:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. tim writes:

i all ways been original bicth ok now go f*** a dog

# May 11, 2006 @ 9:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Acidbitch writes:

its spelled b****, ha im just playin, i like Down i listened to them a little bit, but not enough to make an oppionion yet.

# May 11, 2006 @ 12:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Acidbitch writes:

bet you ten dollars that i can, ill hunt you down, stupid f***in spammer, youll pay

# May 11, 2006 @ 12:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. tim writes:

make me pay a$$hole you cant touch me mother f***er so go suck a d*** you little b**** now what

# May 11, 2006 @ 4:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. pushmosher writes:

phil is a f*** up

# May 12, 2006 @ 2:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. cadbry writes:

nah sjr was a good band straight up wen u dont have a licence and your f***in floggin it down the freeway theres nothing better screaming in your ear than sjr

# May 12, 2006 @ 7:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. sever writes:

post 33

you better shut your f***ing mouth i have listen to metal ever i was f***ing 3 yaers old motherf***er i know some metal singers you probly have not even hered of. SO f*** YOU!!!!!!!!

# May 12, 2006 @ 1:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. fuck ya writes:

the only good band that came out of any of this sh** is still PANf***INTERA

# May 12, 2006 @ 1:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. charest writes:

first of all sjr was a good band, supergay ritual your a fag for just having that name,one thing i will say is they wernt that good live, i went to a show and phil almost passed out from being f***ed up, have you ever seen the dvd, he sounds like sh**, besides that they could play some good tunes and i hope phil gets his sh** together because he is one of the greatest metal singers of all time. you people need to stop threatning each other on line, it makes you look like a f***ing retard

# May 12, 2006 @ 4:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. bradispissed writes:

phil does what phil does


and that's what makes phil cooler than jesus

# May 12, 2006 @ 5:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. shell72 writes:

i dont give a sh** what any of u idiots think, phil is the greatest metal singer ever! also i might add the f***ing sexiest man alive! what ever he does is incredible and mind blowing!

# May 12, 2006 @ 6:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. iammetal writes:

hahahahahahaha no hes a good metal singer, not even the top 20 of metal singers

# May 13, 2006 @ 11:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. jacob k reist writes:

Dear Losers,


Phil could kick all your assess. So could I, cause you're all vaginas. WORD.

Sin,

JKR
jacobkreist@gmail.com

# May 14, 2006 @ 12:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. enviternal writes:

phil is nothing but a f***in' loser drug addict metal dropout...and Glen Benton would kick his f***ing ass. Phil turned his back on one of the best blues guitarists and metal drummers I've ever heard. May the corpsegrinder eat phil's f***ing brains while he's still breathing.

# May 14, 2006 @ 2:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. - writes:

post 42,

Phil Anselmo isn't that special. I like him, but he's not that special. I've been listening to metal since I was 3 too, so try me. Just because Phil Anselmo is the best of the more exposed metal singers, doesn't mean he's the best overall metal singer.

-"f*** you"
"motherf***er"
Are those the best you can come up with? Try not swearing and coming up with a better insult, you'll look smarter.

# May 14, 2006 @ 2:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. metalron writes:

Truth... Phil has an incredible metal voice. Truth... it's his fault Pantera and Dime are dead !!! If he would've cut out his heroin addiction and not left Pantera, then Dime and Vinnie wouldn't have formed DamagePlan and they never would have played that sh**hole of a club in Ohio and that c***sucker would never have gotten anywhere close to Dime to shoot him. That fag that took Dime from us told people before he did it that Dime was the reason Pantera was dead. I wish he would've had his facts straight and maybe then Dime would still be with us... Phil would be the one dead... and after all the overdoses that bastard has lived through, maybe he should be the one dead, instead of Dime.

# May 14, 2006 @ 4:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. fat zach writes:

ive seen down and super joint they thrashed but i never saw pantera ....... f*** that sucks RIP Dime bag

# May 14, 2006 @ 5:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. metalron writes:

I saw Pantera 4 times and each show was f***ing great... could've done without some of Phil's 20-30 minute rants, but I guess that gave the band ( and the fans ) some time to take a break , do a shot, smoke a fatty, etc. Although, when Phil ripped on Metallica for going soft and how Pantera was the new kings of metal, that was funny. I agree that Pantera were the kings of metal, but the sh** he said about Lars and James was GREAT ( and funny and true ) ! Long live Pantera and Dime... in our thoughts and in our sound systems !! Vinnie is putting the finishing touches on some unreleased Dime work and there is a David Allen Coe / Dime collaberation that is either already out or coming out soon !!!

# May 14, 2006 @ 11:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. Acidbitch writes:

i threat people like red devil because i sit i school study hall and have nothing better to do, i wanna read some convos, hear some oppionions and learn about music that i havent heard yet, not read spamming done by some d***head, who enjoys pissing people off, im f***ing bored, if you think the threats like that are real, get a sence of humor, damn

other wise
metalron, right on, so true

RIP dime bag
i hate sellouts

do it for the love of the music not the money, so true
love you guys


# May 15, 2006 @ 11:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. deadhorse11 writes:

i saw SJR a while back. Assholio told the audience that they were the worst he's ever played for. People were stunned. They were really getting into the show. I'll never pay for something that he's involved with again & there were quite a few people in that audience who felt the same way. Its a shame because we were enjoying the show up until then. Its also sad that he'll drag down his fellow musicians that play with him. Like a previous post said, he's good but he's nothing special. I'll pay to hear somone who appreciates the fact that I've spent my hard earned money to go see them live. Maybe David Allen Coe & CFH.

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56. Acidbitch writes:

i mean sell outs, by metallica going soft

# May 15, 2006 @ 11:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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57. Namnikufecin writes:

Down is not as good songwise as Corrosion of conformity, it would be a better idea to put it all into that band, Pepper!

# May 15, 2006 @ 12:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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58. KORNDOGG writes:

CAN WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING THAT MATTERS

# May 15, 2006 @ 11:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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59. Acidbitch writes:

what do you think matters korndogg?, then maybe we will

# May 16, 2006 @ 12:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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60. KORNDOGG writes:

ANY BAND WORTH A f*** MATTERS!!!!BUT NOT SUPER JOINT RITUAL

# May 16, 2006 @ 4:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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61. ZAKKe writes:

PHILLIP YOU SOUND LIKEsh** IN SJR YOU BETTER GET THAT NEW DOWN CD OUT SOON BEFORE I SHOOT SOME1 IN THE MOTHERF***IN HEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# May 17, 2006 @ 10:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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62. ZAKKe writes:

DO ANOTHER OZZFEST I SAW YOU GUYS IN2002 AND I FELT IT IN MY BALLS THAT DOWN WAS THEE BEST BAND EVER BESIDES PANTERA!

# May 17, 2006 @ 10:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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63. johnnyrebel writes:

f*** u guys super joint ruled dimebag had it comming.

# May 19, 2006 @ 1:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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64. ominous writes:

i think phil should put a gun to his face and blow it the f*** off, and invite everybody to sh** in his mangeld skull. behind the music on vh1 showed me what a useless f*** he is, and where im from every body hates his ass. the hate will grow and there is nothing phil can do about it, so pack it on in f***er, and give it up , cause you will always be in dimes shadow b****. R.I.P DIME

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65. bradispissed writes:

vh1 showed you a one sided argument with 3 people attacking 1


bullsh** behind the music if you ask me and you're a tool for buying into it that much

# May 19, 2006 @ 7:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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66. xanex666 writes:

Pantera will always be the bad ass. Slayer will always be the Grandfather of badass. I love Dime and RIP my brother. I embrace all great metal produced by each of the band members of all metal bands. Keep putting out the good stuff Phil. Stop all the name calling, Phil did not pull the trigger.MY love with metal will neveer die! Xanex666

# May 20, 2006 @ 11:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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67. CHILL writes:

I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU, FRIGGIN PRICK , THAT YOU WOULD SAY THAT DIME HAD IT COMING, i KNEW HIM, U HEARTLESS MF. THERE WASNT A GREATER MAN OR GUITAR PLAYER ,WITH NOTHING BAD TO SAY ABOUT ANYBODY. HOW DARE U

# May 22, 2006 @ 8:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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68. Panteralizton writes:

f*** YOU johnnyrebel you p***y- a$$ c***suckin' a$$ f***in' PRICK!!!!!! How dare you, Dime was the sh**. I hope your c*** falls off and you die a slow painful death. f*** YOU MOTHERf***ER-Long live DIMEBAG!!!!!!!!

# May 22, 2006 @ 9:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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69. cfhdimebag writes:

goddamn that sucks SJR are no more, at least anselmo still has down though, and the next down album is going to kick some serious a$$ cause phil is the f***ing sh**

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