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Papal Bull
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posted 09 December 2004 01:58 AM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Love 'em or hate 'em the guitarist to the old metal band Pantera was just shot dead in Columbus, Ohio.

Proof to this most uncool act

I grew up on heavy metal, so this hurts the soul.


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Gir Draxon
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posted 09 December 2004 02:56 AM      Profile for Gir Draxon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

I hope this does not make a big negative impact on metal concerts in general.


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Agent 204
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posted 10 December 2004 07:32 AM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Anyone notice that this tragedy happened 24 years to the day after the murder of John Lennon?
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audra trower williams
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posted 10 December 2004 11:25 AM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Four other people in the audience were shot to death, too, right? Then the cops shot the shooter dead? Yikes.
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Stargazer
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posted 10 December 2004 12:02 PM      Profile for Stargazer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Definitely a very bad thing. I used to love Pantera, not a fan of Phil's politics at all.

I find the link to Lennen a tad strange and I think the two incidents have nothing to do with each other. Lennen was all about peace, I don't think Dimebag Darryl had anything to say on this topic.

The guy was some nutbar who apparently was peeved the Phil was not singing and that it was not Pantera but DamagePlan.

Strange people abound.


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kuri
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posted 10 December 2004 02:39 PM      Profile for kuri   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Pantera was a mainstay of my high school days, although my tastes have shifted quite a bit since then.

Apparently the gunman accused Dimebag Darrell of breaking up Pantera before starting to shoot. Also it seems as if Dimebag Darrell was his first target and the others, including a club employee and a bodyguard, were shot because they intervened. I can't imagine the mental state the gunman had to be in, or why he would (apparently, although not for sure) fixate his anger on a celebrity figure.

Billboard article

Very sad for all involved.


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Agent 204
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posted 10 December 2004 03:18 PM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by stargazer:

I find the link to Lennon a tad strange and I think the two incidents have nothing to do with each other. Lennen was all about peace, I don't think Dimebag Darryl had anything to say on this topic.

I wasn't postulating a causal link, merely remarking on the coincidince.

quote:

The guy was some nutbar who apparently was peeved the Phil was not singing and that it was not Pantera but DamagePlan.


And Mark Chapman was some nutbar who, by some accounts at least, thought Lennon was a sellout.

[ 10 December 2004: Message edited by: Mike Keenan ]


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N.Beltov
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posted 10 December 2004 07:37 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Mike Keenan:And Mark Chapman was some nutbar who, by some accounts at least, thought Lennon was a sellout.


Mike! Wasn't Chapman a Christian fundamentalist who killed "a Godless atheist" in his view? I've read a few articles, at least, that have noted this.


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Agent 204
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posted 10 December 2004 07:47 PM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
He said that too. Or at least, both these claims have been attributed to him. I know he was a fundie, but I seem to recall the sellout thing being part of his explanation, and that part more closely parallels what is currently known about the recent case than the religious aspect.

[ 10 December 2004: Message edited by: Mike Keenan ]


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Stargazer
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posted 11 December 2004 12:21 PM      Profile for Stargazer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Mike didn't mean to aim the lennen-dimebag comparison at you. It's the comparison that is floating all over the internet.

I just read that the guy was an ex-Marine and was highly unstable (on some type of medication for mental illness). The newest twist is that the killer apparently thought some of his lyrics were stolen by Pantera.

In similar news, Phil Anselmo apparently said in the media less than two weeks ago that he thinks Dimebag should be beaten unmercifully. Oh how the plot thickens. No word from Phil yet on the death of his 'friend'.


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SubHuman
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posted 29 December 2004 08:11 PM      Profile for SubHuman     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
A sensitive tribute from a guy named William Grim, who sounds like Pat Robertson meets Frasier Crane.
quote:
...Mr. Abbott. He was an ignorant, barbaric, untalented possessor of a guitar and large amplifier system. Freakish in appearance, more simian than human, he was the performer of a type of 'entertainment' that can be likened only to a gorilla on PCP...

...a semi-human barbarian like Mr. Abbott...



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