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REDEMPTION Complete Work On Sophomore Album

REDEMPTION's sophomore album, featuring FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder, has finally been completed. "Recording, mixing, and mastering are complete and the result is amazing," Nicolas van Dyk, REDEMPTION's primary songwriter and guitarist/keyboardist, writes on the group's web site. "We worked with...
December 19, 2004
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GEORGE LYNCH: 'DIMEBAG's Playing Was Imaginative, Soulful And Technical'

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has posted the following message on his official web site: "I remember the first time I met Dime was back in the mid-'80s. "PANTERA played with DOKKEN a lot in Texas. There was a chain of hard rock venues called Cardi's and we would frequently share the stage wit...
December 19, 2004
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ANTHRAX Guitarist: DIMEBAG Was An Original Through And Through

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following message on the band's official web site (as part of his regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail"): "Comrades, "Hey Baldini, get your boy over here a double!' "That's a line I must have heard a thousand times from Dimebag over the years. 'Baldini...
December 17, 2004
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SHADOWS FALL Drummer Reports From DIMEBAG's Funeral

SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has issued the following report from the funeral services and public memorial for slain DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, which were held on Tuesday (Dec. 14) in Arlington, Texas: "I have just gotten to my computer today after returning home...
December 17, 2004
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DAMAGEPLAN's Bodyguard Laid To Rest: Video Tribute Available

Brett Shipp of WFAA-TV reports: A Dallas native who died in the brutal nightclub shootings in Columbus, Ohio last week was laid to rest in Arkansas on Thursday. [Watch Brett's video report at this location] Jeff Thompson, lovingly referred to as "Mayhem", was by all accounts was a giant of a ...
December 17, 2004
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Former ANTHRAX Guitarist Remembers DIMEBAG DARRELL

Former ANTHRAX/SEBASTIAN BACH guitarist Paul Crook attended the public memorial service for slain DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott on Tuesday night (Dec. 14) in Arlington, Texas. Regarding the service, Crook said, "[Tuesday] night was both incredibly sad and beautiful. I didn...
December 16, 2004
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IRON MAIDEN's MCBRAIN, VAN HALEN's HAGAR To Raise Money For After-School Activities

Nicko McBrain (IRON MAIDEN),Neil Schon (JOURNEY, SOUL SIRKUS) and Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN) are among the artists that will be helping to raise money for super-producer Narada Michael Walden's foundation for after-school activities on Friday (Dec. 17) at the Mill Valley Community Center in Mill Valle...
December 16, 2004
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Roadies Offer Detailed Account Of DIMEBAG Shooting Incident

Karl Kuenning RFL of Roadie.net has issued the following report: "Today I was contacted by two local Columbus roadies that were both eyewitnesses to the DAMAGEPLAN shootings exactly one week ago tonight in Columbus Ohio at the Alrosa Villa club. They are members of the local stage crew in Columbus,...
December 16, 2004
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'Reflections Of A SAMMY HAGAR Fan' Book Available Now

"Summer of Sammy: Reflections of a Sammy Hagar Fan" is a tribute book by a Michigan business man who has become a total "redhead." He conversion starts with his first Sammy concert in 2002 (Sam and Dave Tour),and is confirmed when attending Hagar concerts through 2003, as well as several VAN HALEN...
December 16, 2004
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EDDIE VAN HALEN Remembers DIMEBAG DARRELL: Video Available

NBC 5-TV has posted a two-minute video report from the public memorial service held Tuesday night (Dec. 14) for slain DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott at this location. The clip, which was shot at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, Texas, includes footage of Eddie...
December 16, 2004
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DIMEBAG's Public Memorial Service: In The Words Of BLABBERMOUTH.NET Visitors

The following first-hand accounts of the public memorial service held Tuesday night (Dec. 14) for slain DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott have been submitted by BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitors: Bryan and Andrew Mamaliga: "I was at the memorial last night. It was an incredibly cool a...
December 15, 2004
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EDDIE VAN HALEN, ZAKK WYLDE Deliver Tributes To DIMEBAG At Public Memorial

The Associated Press is reporting that guitarists Eddie Van Halen and Zakk Wylde delivered profanity-laced tributes at a public memorial service Tuesday night for slain heavy metal guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. "I'm here for the same reason as everyone else, to give some love back...," Van Hal...
December 15, 2004
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Update: PHILIP ANSELMO Barred From DIMEBAG's Funeral; JERRY CANTRELL Performs Acoustically

BLABBERMOUTH.NET has confirmed that former PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo did NOT attend the the funeral of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott — apparently because he was told that he was "not welcome" at any of the events honoring the late musician who was slain last week at a...
December 14, 2004
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ANNIHILATOR Guitarist Remembers Touring With DIMEBAG And PANTERA

ANNIHILATOR mainman Jeff Waters has posted the following message in the group's official discussion forum: "As [far as] writing a tune for Dimebag [is concerned], I think many artists will be thinking about him in a song, be it in lyrics or music. The day after I heard about this tragedy, I jotted a...
December 14, 2004
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DOKKEN Singer Discusses The Murder Of DIMEBAG DARRELL

DOKKEN frontman Don Dokken spoke to Abrasive Rock over the weekend about the tragic murder of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Don Dokken: "I heard about it twenty minutes after it happened. We were playing, we got a call, four of...
December 13, 2004