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Former Pantera Guitarist Killed on Stage
Former Pantera Guitarist Killed by Gunman on Stage in
Ohio; Five Dead, Including Gunman

COLUMBUS, Ohio Dec 9, 2004 — A gunman charged onstage
at a packed nightclub and opened fire on the band and
the crowd, killing top heavy metal guitarist "Dimebag"
Darrell Abbott and three other people before a police
officer shot him to death, authorities and witnesses
Columbus police department spokeswoman Sherry Mercurio
identified three of the victims of Wednesday's
shooting as Abbott, guitarist with the heavy metal
rock band Damageplan, and two other men, Nathan Bray
and Erin Halk.
Damageplan had just begun their first song at the
Alrosa Villa when the man opened fire, first targeting
Abbott, shooting him multiple times at point-blank
range, a witness said.
Abbott, 38, one of metal's top guitarists, and his
brother, Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, were
original members of Grammy-nominated thrash rock
pioneers Pantera, one of the most popular metal bands
of the early 1990s.


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I am EXTREAMLY shocked don't really know what to say! This is terrible!!!!!


Horrible news, I really liked the Damageplan CD and enjoyed DD's playing. RIP...Joe

I am going to get ahold of some Pantera CDs. I have only heard a bit of them. Sad, sad news. Damn crazy people. This is going to turn out to be the flipping out of a disgruntled Pantera fan who blamed DBD for the breakup.

I am so sad right now..i'm blaring Pantera as loud as I can..and i'm still sad....Fuck!!!!..I'll miss you Bro..RIP :(

I was very angry when I first read Das Beaver's post, Dime was one of the last guitar heros left and his loss is a huge blow

RIP Dime.


Ban this tard..

Crazy, couldnt belive it when i heard it this morning.

oh, have alot of memories back in high school when we used to listen to them. getting baked and jamming "A New Level", banging my girl listening to "Domination".

Good times.

And he had one of the sickest tones ive ever heard on Vulgar Display of Power. His guitar sounded like it was going rip the fucking cone off your speakers like a buzzsaw.

He will be missed.


Sry inter, take it to the OG.

tragic.. rip Dimebag

I saw Damageplan on the 1st in Toronto, i couldn't believe it when i heard what happened