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Monday, December 08, 2008

RIP "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, We Miss You...

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Four years from this day of December 8th, 2008, a legend was taken from us. May his soul rest in peace, and may he rip the fucking shit out of that guitar in heaven as he did in life...

(Excerpt from a Wikipedia article on "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott)


"On December 8, 2004, while performing with Damageplan at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio, Abbott was shot onstage by a mentally ill former US Marine named Nathan Gale. Abbott was shot four times in the chest and stomach, and once in the head, killing him instantly. Damageplan's drum technician, John "Kat" Brooks, and tour manager, Chris Paluska, were injured. Gale fired a total of fifteen shots, taking the time to reload once, and remaining silent throughout the shooting.

Brooks was scuffling with Gale onstage but was overpowered and taken hostage in a headlock position. Brooks was shot several times (once in the right hand, his right leg, and his right side) while attempting to get the gun away from Gale. Five officers came in the front entrance led by officer Rick Crum, and moved toward the stage. Officer James D. Niggemeyer came in through the back door, behind the stage. Gale only saw the officers in front of the stage; he never saw Officer Niggemeyer. When the hostage moved his head, Officer Niggemeyer killed Gale by shooting him in the face with a police-issued Remington 870 shotgun. Gale was found to have 35 rounds of ammunition remaining. Nurse and audience member Mindy Reece, 28, went to the aid of Abbott. She and another fan administered CPR until paramedics arrived, but were unable to revive him."

Lyrics for "Cemetery Gates" by Pantera (Cowboys From Hell, 1990)

Is this a conspiracy?
Crucified for no sins...
No revenge... beneath me.
Lost within my plans for life...
It all seems so unreal.
Im a man cut in half in this world...
Left in my misery...

The reverend he turned to me
Without a tear in his eyes.
Its nothing new for him to see,
I didnt ask him why.
I will remember...
The love our souls had sworn to make.
Now I watch the falling rain
All my mind can see now is your (face).

Well I guess
You took my youth
And gave it all away.
Like the birth of a new found joy,
This love would end in rage...
And when he died
I couldnt cry,
The pride within my soul.
You left me incomplete
All alone as the memories now unfold.

Believe the word.
I will unlock my door...
And pass the cemetery gates.

Sometimes when Im alone,
I wonder aloud,
If youre watching over me
Some place far abound.
I must reverse my life
I cant live in the past.
Then set my soul free,
Belong to me at last.

Through all those complex years
I thought I was alone.
I didnt care to look around
And make this world my own...
And when he died
I shouldve cried and spared myself some pain.
You left me incomplete,
All alone as the memories still remain.

The way we were,
The chance to save my soul...
And my concern is now in vain.
Believe the word,
I will unlock my door...
And pass the cemetery...gates

The way we were,
The chance to save my soul...
And my concern is now in vain.
Believe the word,
I will unlock my door...
And pass the cemetery gates..."

RIP Dime, we fucking miss you...

7:33 pm - 2 comments - 2 Kudos - Report!
henkka_potku wrote on May 27th, 2009 1:23pm

Until we meet again.


johba82 wrote on Dec 8th, 2009 2:49pm

missin you DIME in 2009 (R.I.P)
--Blow It Up!!


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