The Pantera Tragedy 7 Years Later

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[caption id="attachment_426" align="alignleft" width="229"] DimeBag Darrell Abbott, killed performing on stage.[/caption] December 8, 2004 was a very sad day in the world of music as that was the day “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was murdered, while he was literally playing guitar on stage. For those readers that are not a fan of hard rock music, Darrell Abbot was the lead guitarist for legendary heavy metal band Pantera. The band was extremely popular during the 1990’s among heavy metal aficionados and the tragedy that struck in Columbus, Ohio in 2004 remains one of rock’s most tragic deaths. Pantera broke up in 2003 when singer Phil Anselmo had a falling out with Darrell and his brother, fellow band mate and drummer, Vinnie Paul Abbott. The split was filled with acrimony to say the…
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