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Phil Anselmo: "I Would've Taken A Bullet For Dime"

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Former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo has spoken exclusively to Revolver magazine (web site) about the death of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Anselmo's much-rumored substance-abuse problems and the role the heavy metal media has played in PANTERA's eventual demise, among many other topics. Several excerpts from the article (published in the magazine's February 2006 issue, due to hit newsstands on December 6) follow:

Revolver: Tell me about the past year.

Anselmo: "Man, this has been the worst year of my life — it's been the worst year of many people's lives. Ever since… Ever since my guitar player was taken from me, basically."

Revolver: How much do you miss Dime?

Anselmo: "I miss him more than I can even begin to say. I think of him every single waking day — every 30 minutes, if not every five minutes.

"And… [he pauses] Trying not to get choked up here. I'm trying to compose myself. I speak with Rex [Brown, PANTERA's bass player] often. We both are dealing with it… I'm in therapy. I never had to see a psychiatrist before. I see one regularly now. They tried to put me on antidepressants, but I won't take them because I don't trust drugs at all anymore. I don't trust a fucking pill, not unless it's a vitamin.

"I feel so goddamn bad for Vince [Paul, PANTERA's drummer and Darrell's brother], because during the writing of our last record, [his and Darrell's] mother passed away… I miss Vince. I miss his sense of humor. And Dime — there was no more creative, beautiful, perfect motherfucker ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever. He could make something out of nothing — if we were in Bumfuck, Anywhere, he could find some kind of something to do that would end up being fun, you know? And not to mention his music, our music. Dimebag, Vinnie, Rex — they were the greatest, and still are the greatest, musicians I've ever played with. I will always love everybody in that band, man. We had so much chemistry together. I miss it so goddamn much. You know, it took me quite awhile, but after about six months, I watched some old videos, I listened to our records, and I was just stunned, amazed, gasping for air, because I knew that I was part of something that changed heavy metal forever. And it took all four of us.

"To lose someone like Dime, and to have his brother in such pain, it kills me. I'd give one of my fingers to fix everything somehow, go back in time, or to have been there. This is a harsh thing to say, but if I saw some stupid son of a bitch coming at my guitar player with a gun, I would have knocked his block off, you know? I would have taken a bullet for that motherfucker."

Revolver: Have you tried to contact Vince?

Anselmo: "Yes, right afterwards, and I don't blame him for his isolation. I mean, it's a stunning, stunning thing. It's nothing you can just put out of your mind, it's nothing you can drink away, it's nothing you can go to a psychiatrist for a couple of months and he can put everything into perspective. I fear the worst for him, because I love him so much, you know? All I have in my heart is love, and when I say this, there's no way I can leave the fans out.

"We, PANTERA, had the greatest, the most intense, dedicated fans I've ever seen in my goddamn life. And I really hope with all my heart that one day, people — especially our fans and my friends — can see clearly enough to think for themselves and really realize that I have nothing but love for them. I've just been going through personal hell since December. Once again, it's very hard to talk about, man. You know, my heart is in a thousand pieces a day.

"But there is something very, very, very important that I've been wanting to say for a long time… and the only reason I couldn't say it before was because I always wanted that air of 'a new level of confidence and power' — you know, that 'vulgar display of power.' When I was in my middle twenties, I could walk through walls. There wasn't a man big enough to kick my fucking ass. I'd rock with anyone, and I don't remember losing a fight.

"And then I tried a drug called heroin, because deep inside of myself I thought — I knew — there was no way that any drug could conquer me. No way. But the second time I did it in my entire life, it killed me.

"Then I rebounded from that, played a show the very next night, knew that there's no way I'm messing with that garbage anymore. But I could tell something was screwed up with my back, something was not right. Pain, severe pain. So in between tours, I had an MRI, my first of six. Sure enough, the lowest lumbar disc in my back was ruptured — shattered from being onstage since I was 14 years old, jumping off the stage, off Vinnie's drum set, going as crazy as possible.

"So I asked my doctor, 'What can I do about this?' And he says, 'Well, you're going to have to wear a back brace,' which I've been wearing for 10 years now. [Anselmo pulls up his shirt to reveal a large back brace around his midsection.]

Revolver: Damn.

Anselmo: "Nobody's known that. Anybody who ever thought I had a beer gut or I was fat, I was holding my bones together. Then, after two, three more tours — another MRI. I got another damaged disc, and no cartilage between the bottom one and the next one, which meant bone-on-bone scraping and nerve damage, and so the painkillers got stronger, stronger, stronger just to get up on that goddamn stage and do what I do, man. I mean, I was born to do this and I've known it since I was 6 years old.

"Back in the Nineties, I went to see so many goddamn surgeons, and they all wanted to slice me open from the belly, take pieces of my hipbone out, take all my guts out, lay them on a table, and then fuse the discs from the front, use pieces of my hip to fill gaps in the bone and cartilage, then put all my guts back in, sew me up. I asked the doctor, 'Well, what's the recovery time for something like that?' And he's like, 'Oh, 10 months to a year, maybe a year and a half.' I'm like, 'No way. I gotta work, bro. We're going to Europe. We're doing Ozzfest. I cannot take a year off.' And then, on top of that, I had doctors ask me if I had been fitted for a wheelchair. That's how bad it was. And I never have let that out of the bag before. I said, 'A wheelchair?! I still jump off the damn drum riser, man.' And they're like, 'You're just going to screw yourself up.'

"And so eventually, I got put on the heaviest painkiller known to mankind — it's called methadone. Most people relate methadone to heroin, but I saved every bottle, every document — everything was for my back. And you know, it still hurt to be up there on stage, and when I woke up in the morning, it felt like an ice pick was shoved in my lower back, and the colder it got, the worse it got. And when you'd go to Europe in the middle of winter, it's like, man, I cannot do this without medicine.

"So I think people, especially journalists, took it upon themselves — and I really can't blame them, because I've never spilled these particular beans before. But I was slurring my words, I didn't have that glow anymore. It was killing my soul. You know, drugs, dope, everything you ever hear about them, it's true, man.

"So now, here we are in 2005 — medical science and neurology have come a very extreme distance. I have found an incredible doctor. He has put me through rigorous tests. They've given me my sixth MRI and nuclear testing where they make all your bones glow. [Laughs] And the worst of all was the last one. It's called the discogram — they allow no medication, no relaxants at all, and the whole purpose of the procedure is to duplicate the pain that you feel.

"So, at that point in time, I was slowly coming off this poison called methodone, which ruined my life, and another pill, which anybody who takes it is out of their mind. It's [a muscle relaxant] called Soma. That's what makes you sound like you're on the biggest amount of dope in the world — it makes you retarded, and I hated it. And so I want to apologize to all of my fans. I just wanted to play for you guys, man. And I think an apology is due for all my close friends and family, who had to endure what they didn't understand. And Dimebag, Vinnie Paul, Rex — they didn't understand the pain I was going through and the medicines and all of that. I apologize — so much. I'm not making excuses, but living with chronic pain makes you antisocial, depressed, not yourself. It changes your life, and it did mine, and now I want it back.

"And so, next month, on November the eighth [pushed back to Nov. 21 after this interview was conducted — Ed.], I'm going under the knife, and I'm getting this motherfucker fixed finally, and I will walk through walls again, and I will punch through bricks, and I will rise again. Mark my goddamn words."

Revolver: When you do tour again, are you worried at all that some crazy will try to take you out?

Anselmo: "There ain't no way I'm playing a show unless the security's tight and everybody knows the score, man."

Revolver: But as you know, some people really hate you…

Anselmo: "Man, look, there is no way anyone in this world can vicariously live through that tragedy and blame anyone but the kid who shot my guitar player, for God's sake. So many people don't even know me, and they have formed an opinion. I would suggest to every person that reads this, before you judge anyone else, make sure and check yourself out first. Because imperfection is just a human way, man. And opinions are like assholes — everybody has one. And when you assume something, yes, the ass comes out in you. Don't believe every fucking thing that you read, especially these goddamn tabloid magazines, like Kerrang! and Metal Hammer, for all the tasteless bullshit that they pulled."

Revolver: So what did those magazines pull? And how big a role did it play in things going so wrong with PANTERA in the end?

Anselmo: "You know, after the SLAYER/MORBID ANGEL tour [in 2001] that we did, I thought it was wisest to take a break. I wanted to get the second DOWN album done, and I wanted to release the SUPERJOINT [RITUAL] album, because both of them had been on ice for so long. Never did I think that before interviews would even start, I'd have guys come in and tell me how much Darrell and Vince hated my guts. Or I would say something in jest, or I would say something that would be taken so completely out of context, like, I would kick Dimebag Darrell's ass or something like that." [see previous BLABBERMOUTH.NET story]

"Look, man, the world knows that I probably wouldn't be the easiest guy to fight, but I would never raise a hand to Dimebag Darrell. That would be like raising a hand to my own family, and it would never happen. Ever. No way.

"And goddamn, man, I would never quit PANTERA. Are you crazy? I mean, that was my home. That was my real band, you know? And now, yeah, I'm starting from scratch, and all I know how to do is play music. That's all I know how to do. But if there's any silver lining within all these clouds, it's that our music does live forever within our records. That is immortal. As is the strength of our fans and the faith that I have in our fans to realize that Dime's murder was the action of a psychotic motherfucker who believed in the media too much and fell into this hype thing. Our fans are hardcore, and it kills them, what happened, but it's not going to do any good to take sides, because there is only one side, you know?

"So goddamn the effects of drugs, goddamn the fucking media personnel who toy with words and don't expect consequences. And goddamn anyone who thinks that I had anything but love for Dimebag Darrell. A part of me, a gigantic part of me, is destroyed, and I am a different man."

Philip Anselmo's entire interview with Revolver can be found in the magazine's February 2006 issue, due to hit newsstands on December 6.

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1. Symbolic writes:

You have got to feel for him, and its true what hes saying, no one can no the truth exactly apart from these guys, and yet everyone has their mind made up and their opinion that they cant even f***ing back up.

# Nov 29, 2005 @ 2:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. dissssssssssssssssssssss writes:

phil's coming back

# Nov 29, 2005 @ 3:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. drag the waters writes:

f*** phil im sorry to say but phil is the reason y pantera split up so i have no feelings for him

# Nov 29, 2005 @ 3:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. relentless austin writes:

It's good to hear from Phil again. Hopefully we'll hear from him again soon.

# Nov 29, 2005 @ 4:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. fuck phil anselmo writes:

phil anselmo is one of the biggest f***in a$$holes out there and everything he's saying is prolly a pile of bullsh**. i saw superfag ritual at ozzfest one year and was disgusted with this queer. he talked sh** on the crowd and flipped us off as he left w/o saying a word. to me thats a piece of sh**.. die phil =)
-ur least favorite fan

# Nov 29, 2005 @ 5:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. fucker \m/ writes:

f*** all the haters man, Phil is the sh**. His comeback is gonna shake the foundations of the metal world. hell yeah Phil, ROCK THE f*** ON \m/

# Nov 29, 2005 @ 6:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. old skool thrash writes:

that dude jst poured his love for pantera and dimebag. u idiot shud show sum respect f***er.

# Nov 29, 2005 @ 7:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. WhylordWhy writes:

Yea he would of taken a bullet for Dime hiding behind the speaker. That is bullsh** it is easy to say it now after it is done and over with.

# Nov 29, 2005 @ 7:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. War Ensemble writes:

its good to hear from phil and stop b****ing cause know would have expected the murder of dimebag and now everything has changed. so show some respect because the two things to blame it on the media and the psychotic motherf***er who believed in the media too much and fell into this hype thing. so you metal heads should no better because he is really hurting like ever body else.

# Nov 29, 2005 @ 10:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. metalmilitia writes:

why would you even comment negatively on what phil is saying...all you are are fans, that is it. nothing else.....he knew dime better than any of you motherf u c k ers so how can you call bullsh** on him.....props to phil for breaking his silence. Not all but a lot of the above postings are some of the most ignorant sh** ive ever heard and are the exact reason why some lunatic got the idea to shoot dime in the first place. many of you make respectable metal fans sick when you post bullsh i t like this. I see words like "prolly" and "die phil".......Whoever posted that is the biggest ignorant douche bag I have ever heard and should be the one to "prolly" get his/her a$$ kicked at the next show they go to. So if it was your buddy that posted that sh** you should beat the piss out of him/her for every real fan out there.

# Nov 29, 2005 @ 10:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. marcus writes:

"phil is the reason y pantera split up so i have no feelings for him"

isnt that quite selfish?

# Nov 29, 2005 @ 11:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. deathbringer writes:

I have to agree with the sentiments of post #7.

# Nov 29, 2005 @ 11:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. thedevil writes:

all the pain he has gone through... you stupid kids can't understand his problems, let him get his sh** back together, fix his relationship with the remaining members of pantera. give the guy a f***ing break godammit. we're just fans. nothing else.

# Nov 29, 2005 @ 11:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. RememberMetal? writes:

I hate to say this, but in regards to Phil taking a bullet for Dime, I believe it.

If Anselmo has been anything, whether he's been an addict, an a$$hole or a frontman he's always been sincere....

Maybe hindsight is 20/20, and it's easy to say something so bold, but I don't get the impression that Anselmo likes himself very much since the events that that transpired that took Dime.....

Had that event not taken place it's quite likely that Phil would still be very much an addict and there would still be barbs flying between Anselmo and Damageplan.

So make of it what you will.....Anselmo, to take a line from the story: has all his guts out on the table here.

For the loss of Pantera he is to blame, but no other member of that band was without their vices and distractions. Phil's attitude and addiction were just more severe....But would he have been the frontman that he was without the hostility, torment and aggression?

Not f***ing likely....

Just be grateful that Pantera didn't flop like Metallica did.

# Nov 30, 2005 @ 12:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Tycore writes:

Dude.........i blame them all equally for the break of pantera, but i don't hate any of them for it, they put out the hardest records ever man. And the best part is they never got time to suck like metallica or f***in any other of these sh**ty bands out now. They just stopped and man it sucks, but its kind of cool. Cheers Phil, Rex, Vinnie, Dime (R.I.P)

# Nov 30, 2005 @ 8:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. relentless austin writes:

I think we've all done things or said things in life that we regret later. It's hard to anticipate the consequences, or possible outcomes of everything you say or do. That's gotta be especially difficult when everything you say and do is reported somehow in the media, because the media spins what people say to create more drama to sell their magazines. Phil realizes his mistakes. That's what's important to me. I'm glad that at least now he can admit to an equal role in the breakup. All relationships have there ups and downs. It's just a shame that their differences weren't worked out before Dime was killed.

# Nov 30, 2005 @ 11:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Beast writes:

f***ING HOSTILE!!!! It eases my mind to hear those feelings from Phil, f*** I miss those Aragon Brawlroom Pantera shows!!!

# Nov 30, 2005 @ 2:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. evilcl0ne writes:

wow, thats 1 amazin interview. Nice 1 Phil despite being a d*** sometimes uve always been true, RIP Dimebag and please Vince..... u know ur bro would want u 2 get out there, im sure its fukin hard but ur an amazin drummer, the metal world needs u back.

# Nov 30, 2005 @ 8:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. leo writes:

I LOVE PHIL
I LOVE DIME
I LOVE VINNIE.
rex is a loser.
but I LOVE PANTERA.

# Nov 30, 2005 @ 9:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. War Ensemble writes:

i so badly miss pantera and mostly dime bag. god damn that gale mutherf***er to hell for eternity.

# Dec 1, 2005 @ 1:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. asianfetish writes:

Damn, GOD rest Dime, and f*** you whoever the f*** is posting some bullsh** about Phil, Vinnie, or Dime! Look, you can say what you want, but Phil just lost a loved one, and this loved one happens to be on of the greatest guitarists ever, and HE (Dimebag) was just taken by some snot-nosed kid who was so obsessed with Dime, he used to call himself "Diamond Darrell"! So look, f*** phil anselmo and WhyLordWhy, He's grieving, they all are, show some respect for the man!!!! And if you think you can do better (by means of "taking bullets for people") then wait for the time when it comes. Otherwise don't sh** on a guy just because of something like this. What the f*** is wrong with you a$$holes!? Would Dime even want this? All this hype that follows his death? I think NOT!
So shut the f*** up and remember Dimebag, don't follow all this media hype bullsh**! I can't even believe you 2 (And whoever else is saying the same sh**) are even saying this sh**! Show some respect for the dead, and their survived you c***!!!!

# Dec 1, 2005 @ 6:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. goddamn electric writes:

the resurrection of our metal god will return REAL f***ING MUSIC for are f***ing ears. Thank's phil

# Dec 1, 2005 @ 6:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. dominate writes:

It's awesome to hear from phil again. Im glad he's trying to get his S*** straitened up. It's past november 21, so how did his surgery go? Thanks Vinnie, Rex,Phil, And Dime for the incredible music.
RIP DIME

# Dec 1, 2005 @ 7:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. brokenwings13 writes:

Yeah. Phil f***ed up the band. We've established that. I don't think he's coming back to music in the next year. Maybe 2007, or late 2006.

# Dec 1, 2005 @ 8:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Satanatron writes:

I love everything Pantera did and REX BROWN was a member of Pantera and he still is a talented bass player so in my mind he is no loser. I do not blame anyone on the Pantera break-up cause what the f*** do "people" cough*kids*cough who post negative things here, know about Phil's, Vinnie's, Rex's or Dime's (R.I.P.) personnal lives or being in a succeful band. Nothing. They only jump in there own conclusion and judge without knowing from what they read in magazines on the internet or some tattooed doughbag from a crappy tattoo store tells them. No matter how lame and fake it sounds people believe it anyways. Sadly is the American way.

Being in a band or succesful band always have there ups and down. With sacrifices comes success and with success comes tragedy. In this case Tragedy stroke to f***in soon. I'm as sad as any other fan for the break-up and ultimately Dime's death. I'm in no position to blame anyone for the murder but the murderer and I'm in no position to blame anyones on the break-up either. I was never there. I never had that sort of pressure of dealing with all of the success even less heavy drug problems. Prescribed or ilegal. I know being high and wasted I said and did some pretty idiotic sh**. Things I didn't meant, that didn't stop my friends from getting p***ed at me.

The only thing I can do as geniune Pantera fan, hope for the best and place my support on the surviving members in whatever project they'll work on the future, if they do.

I'm just thankful enough that while I was growing up there was a band that guide me through life's pool of sh** and that my fellow metalheads was Pantera

No matter how much crap some people say just to get reaction from others, The music legacy of Pantera will never go away even if the band is over is a godamn good one.

Long live the Cowboys from Hell and the loyal fans.

Well that's my 2 cents

# Dec 2, 2005 @ 6:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. asianfetish writes:

Satanatron.....That's f***ing deep man!!!! *tears*

# Dec 2, 2005 @ 8:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. War Ensemble writes:

Satanatron...agreed, I'm just thankful enough that while I was growing up there was a band that guide me through life's pool of sh** and that my fellow metalheads was Pantera.i can totally relate to that!!

# Dec 2, 2005 @ 8:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Maggot writes:

Satanatron. Man, it's f***en good to see there's still some decent motherf***ers out there. All these little a$$holes who say sh** about Pantera, they think they know it all..man..they don't know sh**...did they know the Dime, Rex and Vinnie personally..NO...so..yeah man..you kickass!

f*** all you little a$$holes who talk sh** about Phil

# Dec 4, 2005 @ 8:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Humain666 writes:

I think Phil f***ing rules, and people should just cut him some slack

# Dec 5, 2005 @ 7:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. RememberMetal? writes:

*salutes Satanatron*

Everything I could possibly say on this matter is pretty much covered in post 14 or Satanatrons post.

Oh and Rex isn't a loser, he's an excellent bassist (something about the tone he gets on "Far Beyond Driven" is not of this world)....He's kinda funny looking but I think he set the bar for what bass should be for mid-nineties to current metal bass....Thats a f***ing benchmark.

# Dec 5, 2005 @ 7:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. asianfetish writes:

What #14, and #30 said

# Dec 5, 2005 @ 8:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Pantellica writes:

Look everyone, get your panties out of the crack in your ass. Vin and Phil will talk again. It's gonna take time. Look how honest he's finally been with all of us. Pouring his soul out. Back surgery is no walk in the park. Trust me, I've had it. It's a long road to recovery. Vinnie's still feeling the loss. Everyone is for that matter. I think Phil and Vinnie should become a new band together and take it to the next level. The New Level. (there's the band name for you....) Phil I'm glad you said what you had to say. I respect that and admire you for it. Vinnie, I read your article in GuitarWord last month. I was feeling it all over again. This Thursday it's been a year since Dime was taken from us. Let's at least let those FAMILY, speak. Only knowledge is power!!!! And you anyone every Fu*kin' forget that.

# Dec 7, 2005 @ 1:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Ken writes:

A f***in men Phil!!!
"The Trend Is f***in Over!!!!"

# Dec 10, 2005 @ 4:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Ken writes:

If your a real fan of pantera you would never ever believe the hype that the fact phil hated everyone in pantera sure when your in a band sometimes your band members (and brothers) get on your a$$ about stuff but hey you forgive and forget . time heals all wounds and i believe that rex vinnie and phil will talk again in due time i mean who knows what will happen in the next year...I don't think that they will leave us pantera fans high and dry no matter how much we wait we will still be fans always to the day we die and beyond
R.I.P Dimebag
We'll see ya soon....

# Dec 10, 2005 @ 4:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. BiGG Perm writes:

wow, I haven't commented on anything in a long time but Phil sounds like an ass. I still don't believe him.

# Dec 10, 2005 @ 7:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Azazel_Begotten writes:

what Ken^ said

# Dec 10, 2005 @ 7:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. slayerdisciple writes:

i agree with Ken also

# Dec 10, 2005 @ 9:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. BLACKDOG writes:

At the end of the day Phil will be Phil.Atleast you alway's know wheir you stand with him.Big up's to Satanatron your post was righteous !

# Dec 11, 2005 @ 12:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. CHICANO FROM HELL writes:

f*** that PUTO, phil is a dopefiend(heroin addict) the back surgery is a lie he's in rehab kicking that heroin. don't get me wrong PANTERA were my dogs. i seen them everytime they hit LOS ANGELES but that heroin ruins lives and it ruined my dogs. listen how he sounds when he does an interview like he's got a frog in his throat he even nods in and out like an addict. phil don't bullsh** us admit IT get clean and comeback HOMIE

# Dec 11, 2005 @ 3:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. psythe writes:

i really couldn't express myself more utterly than by repeating posts 7, 14, and 25.

long live pantera and its members, in this reality or the next.

# Dec 11, 2005 @ 3:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Linkin Park Killa writes:

I swear some people who comes on this site is so f***in stupid!!! Of course Phil don't hate his Pantera members. How can u be in a band for 20 years and hate their f***in guts? What u read in magazines is what sells. It's called smart advertizing. Bullsh** sells in this world. Look at ashlee simpson. She can't sing and the whole world witnessed it not once, but TWICE. And you know what, when her cd came out, it was #1. People in this world likes BULLsh**. Thats the fact!!! U people don't even know Phil and yet you think magazines knows his whole life, and believes every word these poser magazines say about him. They take out parts in interviews that they know will stir up controversy and uses it to their advantage to sell more magazines. I don't buy these poser magazines because their just sissy rock versions of teen magazine. Man, Im too smart for this website's poser mind and these idiots who puts up their stupid posts. I'm outta here!!

# Dec 11, 2005 @ 4:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Azazel_Begotten writes:

DAMN RIGHT WHAT YOU SAID LP Killa!!!!

What psythe said!!!

CHICANO FROM HELL, I think Phil is the type who would admit things like heroin addictions...Plus he's probably doped on the Morphene the doctors PRESCRIBED HIM. Don't forget, Morphene and Heroin are basically the same drug...But I'm pretty sure he wasn't bullsh**ting with that...

# Dec 11, 2005 @ 11:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. THE TREND IS FUCKING DEAD!!!! writes:

what the f**k is wrong with you people? "oh Phil is a peice of s**t" "oh phil is the reason that pantera broke-up" F**K YOU ALL!!! That took a lot of f**king balls for him to admit that s**t in that f**king magazine! so for all you f**kers that say your "true pantera fans" and still saying this s**t are f**king retarted! BECAUSE WITOUT PHIL THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN NO F**KING PANTERA!!!!! Dont f**king forget that he was the f**king front man and he made that f**king band.... if you didn't know pantera was a s**tty glam band before phil came along... so everyone that says all this bulls**t can f**ck off because Phil is my god damn idol and i love pantera!!!!!!!!!! and everyone knows that phil was on drugs for a long time... but im f**ckin possitive that everyone that commented on this site has tried some f**ckin drug... so all of you need to look at the facts before you start blaming s**t on people... whatever im out...

# Dec 11, 2005 @ 9:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. BLACKDOG writes:

OK .... Now breath in.

# Dec 11, 2005 @ 10:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. R.I.P Dime writes:

i totally agree with #43!!! Phil is the reason that pantera made it anywhere. I think everyone in here should remember that. and there was a crazy amount of cussing in that comment. I LIKE IT! but anywho mad props to The trend is f***ing dead and to Satanatron because those f***ing post blew my mind! well I guess that's all I have to say. R.I.P DIMEBAG!!!

# Dec 12, 2005 @ 7:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. C writes:

There is nothing wrong with drugs. Phillip and Darrell are my f*cking favorite people in all of heavy music. I have no problem with Phill's drug problem (if you can call it a problem, because their is absolutely nothing wrong with drugs.)

# Dec 12, 2005 @ 8:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. slayerdisciple writes:

the only problem i have with drugs is that it f***ed ozzy up pretty bad

# Dec 12, 2005 @ 8:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. BLACKDOG writes:

If it aint weed I aint touching it.

# Dec 13, 2005 @ 12:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. CHICANO FROM HELL writes:

ALL YOU PUNK a$$ b****ES DON'T YOU RECOGNIZE A TECATO(DOPEFIEND) WHEN YOU SEE ONE. OPEN YOUR EYES HE'S GOT NOTHING RIGHT NOW NO BAND NO FRIENDS NOTHING. HE MIGHT TELL YOU HE'S IN CONTROL BUT HE'S NOT HE COULD'VE TAKEN A BULLET FOR DIME(R.I.P.) BUT ANY DRUG ADDICT WOULD SAY WHAT THEY WOULD'VE DONE . WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO IS STAND UP DUST OFF HIS a$$ AND GO TALK TO THE PEOPLE HE HURT FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND MAYBE THE MOST IMPORTANT VINNY AND REX. THATS WHERE SOBRIETY STARTS FROM WITHOUT THAT HE'LL BE ANOTHER ROBERT DOWNEY JR. OVER AND OVER WITHOUT BEING IN L.A. COUNTY JAIL UNLESS HE THINKS HE'S A DOWN MOTHERf***ER AND CAN HANG WITH THE HARD CORE GANSTAS(MEXICAN MAFIA,CRIPS,BLOODS)STAND PROUD PHIL

# Dec 13, 2005 @ 4:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. MSM writes:

Dimebag Darrell is my hero and will always be my hero..Phil..I dont really care about him. But all you people should know that you cant believe media, neither can you believe Phil. Though I dont know Phil much, but the impression I got from seeing him on tv does tell me that he was a tough guy to manage and he might be the reason for Pantera splitting up. I wont draw any certain conclusion but this possibility makes me dislike Phil because this is nothing but the truth that no matter how much internal conflicts the band members had, THEY ROCKED NOT ONLY THE WORLD TOGETHER BUT ALSO OUR HEARTS and ive never experienced music this strong and complete. Dimebag being my ideal, Id say, if Phil is responsible for all these, then I hope he gets what he deserves but if he isnt, I hope he gets well and contributes his talents to the music world, but for sure he will never get a guitarist like DIMEBAG. Even after Dimebag representing hell and devil and things from hell, Id say he was never a devil or anything close to that deep inside, his love for his brother when he dint leave Vince alone for the music contract, his closeness with his mother and friendliness is the proof of that. . And Phil, I dont really care about him, to me Pantera meant Dimebag. So God bless Dimebag. Amin

# Dec 13, 2005 @ 2:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. one chick you don't wanna fuck with \m/ \m/ writes:

does anyone in here remember what metal truly is?... f*** THE PRESS!! f*** anyone who would believe this sh**... metal is all about the music... not blaming the break up of the band on one person... if everyone in the band still wanted to keep pantera running they would have gotten a new vocalist... so obviously it was everyones decision for the break up of pantera... not just phil's... Metal will never die and neither will the legacy of the great DIMEBAG DARRELL! nothing, especially a gunshot, will stop dimebag from living in our hearts forever. and pantera is not dead... even though they are not playing and they aren't together anymore. They're albums are still selling and their music is still being played... as long as pantera albums are in the homes, cars, and players of any type of true fans, they will still be alive and nothing can take that away from any of us. so next time anyone wants to make a stupid comment , look at all of the metal fans out there and remember the meaning of METAL!!!! \m/ \m/

# Dec 13, 2005 @ 9:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. psythe writes:

let's make up a song, right here, right now, dedicated to Dime - who's up for it? (haters - if there are any - stay out!)

# Dec 14, 2005 @ 10:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. Satanatron writes:

Is funny everyone love Pantera when they are high and mighty but all of sudden one of them has a drug problem he is weak and everything he says its bullsh** cause he is a "tecato"and he is to blame. Amigo tu eres mexicano de verdad o lo estas usando de guille? Solo una pregunta vato, no te me alteres, solo quiero saber si hay mas latinos en el website, nosotros tenemos que estar siempre unidos no importa si no pensamos igual.
I know spanish since I was born in Puerto Rico therefore I'm puertorican and my first language was spanish. (Before I get the wetbags and beaners racist rant, let me add that Puerto Rico is american soil and we belong to the United States goverment giving us the priviledge of being an american citizen with no need for green card etc.) oh and just in case I could care less if they call me Rican, beaner, wetbag or spic. I'm beyond that kind of sh** so that sh** dont bother none.

Back at topic at hand The meaning of tecato at least to me is someone who lost everything and its on the streets begging for drug money. Someone who never made it anywhere and never will. I'm sorry but its Anselmo a "tecato" at least he is the most succesful one I ever seen. Second Pantera wasn't just
Dimebag. Pantera was and forever will be Rex Brown , Vinnie Paul, Dimebag Darrell and like it or not Phil Anselmo. The combination of these individuals created one of the most amazing and powerful bands I ever heard. But with out any of them the band would have not made it anywhere. Period. Everyone blames Phil cause like I said is the "tecato" but if this was the other way around and Phil was the one who was shot to death we would be hearing another different story that the Abbott brothers are the ones responsible for not helping Phil that they were unfair cause he was having personal problems and so on.

I say that everytime we as fans argue on who to blame, we dishonor the memory of Dime. I guaranted you that if Dimebag is anywhere out there in the skiy in whatever form of spirit or what not, he is sad as f*** to see the greatest heavy metal fans fight for no reason. We lived for them and they lived for us. Their music was inspiring and it moves millions and the last thing that great man up there wants to see is that were gonna crumbled without him, cause that means we never learn sh** from their songs and therefore we do not deserve to be part of their legacy. We should unite always not as fans but as individuals who want to achieve a goal without letting ourselves get f*** in the a$$ by The Man. Thats what vulgar display of power truly is, the power to think by ourselves by ourselves. That's how Darrell Abbott would have want it, thats how the survivng members want.

I think we are entitled to our own opinion and I'm not gonna elavorate on the topic at hand 'cause I already did and I hate to repeat myself.
Thanks to those people who agree with me on my last post. Also thanks to the other ones who disagree 'cause for sake of argument you guys got the balls to post what you believe.

The only thing I'll say is before we past judgement on someone let's take a good deep look within us and put ourselves in there shoes and you realize is not as easy as typing at a keyboard the first thing that comes to our mind. If you need more info read my last post I think I cover everything there.
that's my 25 cents

Rock on brothers and sisters!! Long live the sounds of heavy music. f*** the man, the magazines and MTV and any corporate sh** that strips your individuality and tells you what your suppose to be just so they can get richer. Be this, be that, be everything except yourself by yourself. f*** that. Follow your own thoughts generated by your own brain.

My trust is whiskey, weed and Black Sabbath

# Dec 14, 2005 @ 5:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. one chick you don't want to fuck with \m/ \m/ writes:

nice way to put it man... and nice line from "God damn electric" im glad someone out there knows the true meaning of metal and im glad that you could put your mind into words in this post. i totally agree with you... us as fans arguing about whom to blame is a dishonor of dime... you're full of wisdom... never lose that man... \m/ \m/

...It's god damn electric... yupp just had to do that

# Dec 14, 2005 @ 6:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. 7575 writes:

when the minions of weakness see strength they fear it,and from fear comes all the big balls talk,4 those weak minded stick to your papa roach albums,this is 4 the strong.....p.s i would say phil sukked too if i was from that same strain of the weak....

# Dec 15, 2005 @ 8:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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56. AGM writes:

man f*** all you guys who say all this bullsh** about pantera, pantera was one of the greatest bands of all f***ing time. yeah i blame phil for the breaking up of pantera,BUT all this bullsh** you guys are saying about phil can kiss my f***ING ASS

# Dec 24, 2005 @ 1:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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57. Azazel_Begotten writes:

one chick you don't wanna f*** with \m/ \m/, BLESS YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU'VE SAID! YOU'RE MY HERO!!! YOu're one of the few who still has true metal in their hearts...Bless you for that...don't die...Everyone should think like her when it comes to metal...Never forget the true meaning of Metal, never forget Metal, and Never forget the Metal gods like DimeBag

# Dec 24, 2005 @ 2:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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58. Azazel_Begotten writes:

hey psythe...good idea...lemme get some lyrics together

# Dec 24, 2005 @ 2:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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59. one chick you don't wanna fuck with \m/ \m/ writes:

well im glad someone in here f***ing agrees with me... unlike the other f***ing idiots in here that wouldn't know what the f*** metal was if it bit them in the ass...

# Dec 27, 2005 @ 11:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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60. Hellplim writes:

You know ive been sick and tired of hearing Phil talking sh** his whole career about how f***ing bad he is and how he will do this or that. You know what ive seen him do? not a goddamn damn thing but ride the Dime and Vinnie express then degress into a herion junkie peice of sh**. Towards the end They should have said the f*** with you and started damageplan sooner. Seems like the bullet would have hit Phil if the motive was the breakup of pantera...I dont think that was the motive at all. I think Phil motivated it either directly or indirectly. Hell the guy that did it acted just like phil.

# Dec 27, 2005 @ 4:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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61. one chick you don't want to fuck with \m/ \m/ writes:

I can't believe people like you who would say some dumb sh** like that!!!!! Like it or not Dimebag was shot and killed by a crazy man last year... not Phil... Phil is one piece of Pantera that is left and that we can hold onto to remind us of the crazy metal we all know and love!!! Im sure you're one of the stupid f***s that think you're all "bad ass" because you own a Linkin Park album and a pair of Tripp pants... f*** that man... you are a sad mother f***er and you really need to pull your head out of your a$$ and see that Phil is trying to get his f***ing life together... As I said in my post before, you're just one of the f***ing idiots in here that wouldn't know what the f*** metal was if it bit them in the ass!!!! stupid a$$ comments like that should be left unsaid because you can get a lot of people p***ed off for sayin dumb sh** like that....

# Dec 27, 2005 @ 8:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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62. Hellplim writes:

Scared of what could be the truth? Glad to see you know what I do and listen to from the 40 or 50 word paragraph I wrote. Anyway im not going to get into a pissing contest with you(i was born with an advantage by the way j/k haha laugh) Just showing my view of the situation and if your scared to hear every perspective of any situation you will live a sad and lonly life. Oh yeah were did I say Phil shot him, yah know that would have been a little to obvious. Think for yourself, Question authority. I would hope you would have learned by now dont take things the way the media presents them to you by now. Guess you want me to just let it go huh, well im not and hope that whatever really happen comes out one day. I dont know what really happened or I wouldnt be speculating and im sorry if it pisses you off but I honestly dont believe he acted alone. And Phil happened to be his biggest enemy at the time. Which is why he was barred from the funeral, and is why Dimes family dont like him. Oh yeah,. enlighten us on your metal knowledge, I need a good laugh with all this sadness....

# Dec 27, 2005 @ 10:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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63. Hellplim writes:

Just a few quotes from Phil below
"I think, more or less, it lies between Dimebag and I. There was never a point when he could not get drunk. Which was pretty much every day. And now I'm hearing it's worse than ever.
"He would attack me, vocally. And just knowing that he was so much smaller than me I could kill him like a f***in' piece of vapor, you know, he would turn into vapor — his chin would, at least, if I f***in' smacked it. And he knows that. The world should know that. So physically, of course, he deserves to be beaten severely.
"I have staying power! I have a devoted following that would do anything for me! Anything that I say. And there's not many people that can say that, that are in my position.

# Dec 28, 2005 @ 4:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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64. RememberMetal? writes:

Hellplim

"Think for yourself, Question authority"

Maybe you should take your own advice........think about that line for a second....let it sink in.

Have you actually heard of Dr. Leary....Or are you just quoting a Tool song in order to sound smart.

Dude, your'e being a condescending d***....Chill out and make up up your own quotes rather than lift those of of others. Your being a f***ing brat.

# Dec 28, 2005 @ 4:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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65. one chick you don't wanna fuck with \m/ \m/ writes:

Thank you "RememberMetal?" "Hellplim"... the only one who is going to live a "sad and lonley life" in here is you... and just for your information, I'm not afraid to hear anything... especially from some prick who thinks what he says is going to deeply effect me... I'm not going to sit here and argue with you... o.k. you said what you had to say... and i said what i needed to say... get the f*** over yourself and MOVE THE f*** ON!!!! D-I-C-K!!!!!

# Dec 28, 2005 @ 6:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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66. Hellplim writes:

Thank you. I guess im qouting Leary being he said it first(and said it on tool cd) . But who cares im as cool as puppy drool fool. WHy should I make up my own qoutes when other do it for me Im a lazy bastard. It seems to me like you guys are the hostile ones...damn Phil phans... guess its in your blood to be pissy so i guess I understand. I try to keep it simple by comparing something someone said to a qoute or using it in a sentence so that you guys can understand. Guess it pisses you off to have your intelligence questioned. I bet everything pisses you off exept naked pictures of your god frontman.siht lla tuoba gnikoj mi. read that backwards.

# Dec 28, 2005 @ 11:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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67. RememberMetal? writes:

heh. I'm lazy too!

Most metal fans can at least at times, be quick to anger. My only point is that it's cool to disagree with out turning the thread into D-day. I get sucked into the name calling thing too sometimes but it's better to just find the strengths and faults on both sides of the debate and move on.

My view is that psycho acted alone because all indications show that he was very much a loner and was coming unglued with each passing year....I'm certain however that there are others like him out there who are dangerous to both metal musicians and their fans.

In any event we can only hope that show promoters, the bands and the fans can do everything they can to keep everyone as safe as possible at the shows.

# Dec 29, 2005 @ 3:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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68. Hellplim writes:

Well put Man. I guess its human nature to get pissy when someones view is so much different than your own. Yeah the security there was FÜcked up. I dont know if youve seen the video but you can see a security guard leave the stage, immediatly followed by the gunman entering the stage with the gun already out. I also dont believe there has been an adequate investigation on his case. Its possible that it was some crazed loner and it seems like that is the case from first glance, but I still believe all corners should be looked at, and investigating Phil would be one of those corners. He said the words I would kill dime(taken out of context of course) and I have a following that would do anything for me months before the tragedy, coinsidence or not it should have and/or still should be looked into I believe. If he knows he has nothing to do with it im sure he would welcome it....

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