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Fans Want Dimebag Statue Erected In Dallas

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According to Revolver magazine, two PANTERA fans — Houston's Joey Riordan and Toronto's Mangra — are trying to get a commemorative "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott statue erected in his hometown in Dallas. As inspiration, they cite existing monuments to Jimi Hendrix (in Seattle), Elvis Presley (in Memphis), and THIN LIZZY frontman Phil Lynott (Dublin, Ireland). "Getting Dimebag Darrell a statue in Dallas matters," Riordan tells Revolver. "That was, his memory will live on."

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1. No One writes:

I agree, we have a statue of SRV in Austin, Tx. So having a statue of Dimebag Darrell in Dallas would be an awesome thing to do.

# Jan 9, 2008 @ 12:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. SexBloodandMetal writes:

I second it!

# Jan 9, 2008 @ 12:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Kalis_wrath writes:

I third it! We have the Jimmy Hendrix statue here in Seattle. Its tiny though. I wish they would make it bigger, but its atleast something I guess. I wonder how many bottles of whiskey would get left at Dimes statue? Hahahaha!
Now playing this morning so far- Venom "Welcome to Hell" and Rotting Christ "Theologina"

# Jan 9, 2008 @ 12:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. simpsoncfh writes:

Dimebag is one of, if not the most influential metal guitarist of our day. I think a statue is a great idea, and people would travel great distances to pay their respect. I know I would. Dime is Eternal.

# Jan 9, 2008 @ 1:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Red_Chord writes:

Yeah man, nice idea !

# Jan 9, 2008 @ 2:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. SexBloodandMetal writes:

How big is the Hendrix statue Kalis? And yeah, I'd also leave some bottles at Dime's statue...

Now played: Testament - The Legacy
Mary Magdalan - Rehab
Sodom - M-16 (Live)
Sodom - f*** The Police

# Jan 9, 2008 @ 2:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Demoncleaner writes:

Man they need to do this, Dime was one bad a$$ dude and deserves a statue to preserve his legacy as a metal giant, it should be a lifesize statue made out of steel that would be f***in sweet

# Jan 9, 2008 @ 4:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Kalis_wrath writes:

The Jimmy statue is about 5' 10", but its him on his knees with his guitiar. I think the Dime statue should be huge! I would visit and leave a lil someting for him. *winks* By the way SB&M, I do hope you get better.

# Jan 9, 2008 @ 4:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Graveyard Disciple writes:

great idea....what can we as fans and followers of Dimebag do to make this possible?

# Jan 9, 2008 @ 5:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Public Execution writes:

I doubt this will actually happen. But it wouldn't be bad.

# Jan 9, 2008 @ 5:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Southern writes:

hell yea thats a good idea

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Down- Hail the Leaf (Live)

# Jan 9, 2008 @ 5:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. smoothjazz writes:

lol erected

# Jan 9, 2008 @ 5:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. inhatredofme writes:

start a petition or something, get enough people that want this done and want to contribute some funds to getting it made...maybe make a vote of how it should look and all

# Jan 9, 2008 @ 6:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. goatlady writes:

It's a cool idea, but it requires money. In my home town we're getting a statue of Bon Scott - some people got a huge outdoor benefit concert together last year to raise money, and are having another concert in Feb for the unveiling. They'll still need permission and sh**, but I'm sure lots of bands would rally around a cause like that to raise the cash.

# Jan 9, 2008 @ 6:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Kalis_wrath writes:

If everyone world wide started a petion it would be emence! Can you immagine the ammount of pressure that would have to get the ball rolling? Too bad H.R Giger is not alive. I bet he would have made one Hell of a Dime statue!

# Jan 9, 2008 @ 6:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. XWigglesX writes:

I hope they do it!
It will be awesome.

# Jan 9, 2008 @ 7:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. SexBloodandMetal writes:

(Kalis, I'm not feeling better, my problems are more than just a gastrointestinal virus...)

Just 5'10''? The hell? I'd have made a 12 footer for Hendrix! And It is a shame that Giger is gone...I always loved his work...

# Jan 9, 2008 @ 7:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Kalis_wrath writes:

Tell me about it! They did so little justice to his statue its sickening! They put it on the side walk too and its placed where if you drive by it you would miss it if you blinked! I was so dissapointed, but thought it was better than nothing at all. I hope they give Dime more justice. I want to find Layne Staley and Jimmys graves and leave some flowers in the summer or spring. Take care of your self and stay strong. Just remember my favorite mantra "that which does not kill me will only serve to make me stronger... So bring it on b****!"

# Jan 9, 2008 @ 8:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. goatlady writes:

Um, Giger isn't dead, unless it was really recent and you know something no one else does...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hr_giger

# Jan 9, 2008 @ 9:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Kalis_wrath writes:

I dont really trus Wikipedia, however I have heard from a few people that have told me he was dead. Suicide is what I was told and it was not too long ago. If I and they are wrong then that would be great! I would be extatic to be wrong about this in fact! I will take a trip to the library and do some in depth reserch. Saturday is going to have to be the day as I am a working woman.

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21. Chupacabra_hunter writes:

Never Gonna Happen! look at the names of the people you listed,you could ask ten people on the street and 9 of them will know who they are,maybe 3 if you ask who Dime was.True he was a good metal guitarist,but the word METAL is the key word here.We all know that metal is still a small genre of music that really holds no importance to mainstream america,therefore Dime will never reach an Icon status in the world of pop culture.SAD BUT TRUE

# Jan 9, 2008 @ 10:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. SexBloodandMetal writes:

Kalis...I've understood that mantra...My life is just a very turbulent one...I have to find my own path in these jungles...

# Jan 9, 2008 @ 11:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. SNAKE writes:

THIS WOULD BE GREAT, I REALLY HOPE IT HAPPENS, ANYWAYS POST 21, WRONG, LOOK AT OZZY, AND TONY IOMMI OF BLACK SABBATH, THEY'VE MADE IT, WHO SAYS DIMEBAG CAN'T BE IMMORTALIZED, THERE ARE SOME METAL THAT HAS CAPTURED AMERICA'S EARS, WHAT I'M SAYING IS METAL HAS A GREAT LEGACY, ONCE THE MOST POPULAR MUSIC IN THE WORLD, SO DON'T LOOK DOWN, IT SHALL HAPPEN, METAL SHALL BE REBORN

P.S. THIS PART HERE HAS NO RELEVANCE TO THE SUBJECT, THIS PART IS TO BE SET WITH WIGGLES FROM THE OTHER MESSAGE BOARD, NOT TRYING TO SOUND LIKE A D*CK BUT, WIGGLES YOUR GOT ME WRONG, USING ALL CAPS DOESN'T MEAN I'M ILLITERATE I GRADUATED IN 04, AND, THIS AIN'T A ENGLISH SESSION, SO I DON'T REALLY CARE ABOUT BEING LITERATE, ANYWAY YOU GET MY POINT, ANYWAY ALSO HOPE FOR A REPLY, BECAUSE I WANT TO SET THINGS STRAIGHT, CAUSE YOU'VE JUDGING FROM THE OTHER BOARD GOT THE WRONG PICTURE OF ME ANYWAY, RIP DIMEBAG DARRELL

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# Jan 10, 2008 @ 12:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Kalis_wrath writes:

Good to hear you are not being totally negative about things.

# Jan 10, 2008 @ 12:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Kalis_wrath writes:

Snake, may I ask why all the caps are needed/wanted? Just so we can understand more for future posts...

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26. Kalis_wrath writes:

Tehehe! I drnuk!

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27. SexBloodandMetal writes:

b**** I told you I wanted some Jack...

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28. Farthammer writes:

Wow, can't believe Texans haven't thought of this before. Dime deserves it!

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29. SexBloodandMetal writes:

I agree with post #28

# Jan 10, 2008 @ 1:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. citrus_tea writes:

Awesome idea!. Here in the Portsmouth UK the only monuments are to dead sailors.

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31. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hm... Salutes to dead seamen hu? I guess if your Chatholic then every drop is sacred. Hahaha! Sorry, had to make a bad joke.

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32. SexBloodandMetal writes:

I think I just got Kalis attempt at a joke...

# Jan 10, 2008 @ 4:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Kalis_wrath writes:

It d*** not c** out the way I wanted tit to. Twat d*** you say?! I c*** hear you cherry well. *mind in gutter today* uh oh! I wonder where one would send money for the statue? If its needed I will send something in.

# Jan 10, 2008 @ 5:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. I am a fagg0t writes:

Fans want Dimebags erection in Dallas.....HAHAHA!!!

# Jan 10, 2008 @ 6:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Kalis_wrath writes:

O.k Dime is dead and post 41 was in very, very bad taste in my opinion.

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36. SexBloodandMetal writes:

for some reason Kalis_wrath is turning me on...

# Jan 10, 2008 @ 8:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Kalis_wrath writes:

Maybe its the "long" string of dirtyness. I was genitilia something, but c*** remember twat tit was... O.k I am done now. Hahaha!

# Jan 10, 2008 @ 10:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. SNAKE writes:

KALIS CAPS IT'S JUST HOW I GET PEOPLE TO IDENTIFY MYSELF

# Jan 12, 2008 @ 5:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. russ writes:

that would be so f***ing cool r.i.p. dime

# Jan 14, 2008 @ 12:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. brandedcfh420 writes:

Kalis_wrath writes:
"O.k Dime is dead and post 41 was in very, very bad taste in my opinion."

there is no post 41 yet!!!...oops........lol....

# Jan 14, 2008 @ 12:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Kalis_wrath writes:

Um... Snake, I think your screen name should be sufficiant enough.

# Jan 14, 2008 @ 12:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hahaha! Oops. I ment 31, but you ment what I knew. ;)

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43. brandedcfh420 writes:

i did :)

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44. Cobra writes:

Great thing for a Great Metalhead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Jan 23, 2008 @ 6:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. Cobra writes:

LOOK DOWN!

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46. Cobra writes:

NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Jan 23, 2008 @ 6:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. Cobra writes:

f*** IT I"M f***ING AROUND

# Jan 23, 2008 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. Cobra writes:

what is fat a smell like a dead body

# Jan 23, 2008 @ 6:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. Cobra writes:

DIMEBAGS

# Jan 23, 2008 @ 6:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. Kalis_wrath writes:

Man. Today I had to inform my friend Dave of Dimes death. He is a young kid and it was kind of sad he did not know what happened and hated haveing to break the news to him. He asked if I knew what happened to Pantera. He looked bewildered and angry. At times its f***ed up to have to explain this type of thing. I sort of feel bad for him. I feel worse for Vinnie who watched as his brother was shot. I do wonder how Vinnie is holding up and if he is o.k. I maybe sounding emo, but am a woman and do care deeply for my fellow brothers and sisters of steel and the gods and goddess aswell... Most of them anyway as some are bad apples.

# Jan 25, 2008 @ 12:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. GOD writes:

Dime was an amazing guitarist, and will never be forgotten....The statue would be a great way to remember one of the greatest Metal gods of all time.....my condolences to the freinds and family of Dimebag, Im sure I speak for Metal heads every Where......R.I.P Dimebag.....

# Jan 25, 2008 @ 11:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. GOD writes:

On a side note, I think im beginning to develope a small "crush" on Kalis.....She sounds very sexy, and has a smart, yet b****y and insulting attitude......plus she listens to the best music out of anybody ive seen on this site......My kinda girl.

# Jan 25, 2008 @ 11:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. cruor writes:

I wouldn't say Dime is an amazing guitarist (maybe a great one, a genius one but not amazing) but he def. will never be forgotten.

# Jan 25, 2008 @ 11:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. Kalis_wrath writes:

O-O uh... GOD, you are perplexing the Hell out of me! One post you are talking about rape, murder and calling me a c***. Then we get the above. I am actually confused by you. How old are you anyways?? *LOL*
Now playing- Megadeth "Cryptic writings" Sonething mellow this morning is needed. *nods*

# Jan 25, 2008 @ 12:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. GOD writes:

haha Im 26....I love rape and murder in art, Metal is art and it fits well......as far as actually commiting it, sure I like rape fantasy where both partners are consential. Murder.....That would depend on curcumstance, Defense or revenge.....As far as calling you a c***, My first post was atticking Dave Mustaine, you made it personal and attacked me, I hold grudges so I harrassed you for awhile but im over it now and apologise. Also, my life is falling to sh** and im sick as hell, so im kind of on the edge and tend to lash out.....Still perplexed?

# Jan 25, 2008 @ 1:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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56. GOD writes:

That, and im a Masochist, So I love causing more problems by making people hate me, And you do sound extreamly sexy...haha

# Jan 25, 2008 @ 1:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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57. Kalis_wrath writes:

Well I do hate to break your heart, but I am taken as of now. I am very loyal and not polyamoreuse.

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58. GOD writes:

ah...well that is just to bad....Im taken as well....but im aloud to bring other girls in, so if you change your mind,..........

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59. Kalis_wrath writes:

*LOL* Will do. Sadly this is my last post in this thread. Phone cuts off at post 60. I really hope they do the Dime statue... It would be tragic not to.

# Jan 25, 2008 @ 5:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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60. Joey R. writes:

Thank you so much for all of tha support you guys Dime really has a bunch of hardcore fans and with all of yalls help i know we all will get tha great Dime Statue for him. Thanks everyone!!!! o and thanks Mangry for being one hell of a friend and allowing me to be apart of this great experiance. I am glad you choose me to be your partner

luv ya sis,

Joey R.

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