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Postby tman570 » Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:06 am

well thats a little harsh but tiki - you shouldent bash bands just cause you dont like em. You probablly have no clue about metal/heavy music and lump all bands from the genre in the same group. Pantera was a f*cking awsome band.
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Postby no1cowboysfan » Fri Dec 10, 2004 4:24 am

Guttpuppy wrote:
Tiki wrote:but Pantera sucked... :-/


Without bands like Pantera you would have no clue as to what music's all about.

YOU suck...wait 'til Nelly gets capped young one...or whatever you listen to you little bitch!

Yeah,I said it...Tiki,you have no clue,grow up and then come here to talk.


Jebus... GP, that was a little harsh. I think somebody might have been a fan. And I like Nelly... :-P Nelly won't get capped anyway... he's too much of a wuss to trash on anyone.

Anyways, Tiki, too soon. If you don't like a band, keep it to yourself for at least about 2 weeks after the death of their lead singer... at least in a public forum. Personally, I was never big on Pantera, but they were a solid band... had some pretty good songs. But GP, at least for a mod, show some restraint.

I think we all need a big group hug...
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Postby DUKE » Fri Dec 10, 2004 9:19 am

Just to add to this ongoing story, it looks as if the shooter was identified as an ex-Marine:


Shooter Was Ex-Marine

Local residents remember Gale as "disturbed" loner:

The gunman who fatally shot four people -- including Damageplan (and former Pantera) guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott -- at Columbus, Ohio's Alrosa Villa nightclub Wednesday night was a discharged Marine described as a "disturbed" loner by hometown acquaintances.
Soon after Damageplan began playing at the Alrosa Villa nightclub, the gunman, identified as twenty-five-year-old Nathan Gale of nearby Marysville, charged the stage, shot Abbott several times at close range and then began firing into the crowd of 450. Three others were killed before thirty-one-year-old patrol officer James D. Niggemeyer, who had entered the club through the back door, fatally shot Gale.

The others killed were identified as fan Nathan Bray, 23, Erin Halk, 29, and Jeff Thompson, 40. Halk and Thompson's reasons for attending the show have not been confirmed, but Thompson was likely a security guard for the band. Two wounded individuals are currently at Riverside Methodist Hospital and have not yet been identified. In addition to Abbott, 38, Damageplan includes singer Patrick Lachman, bassist Bob Zilla and Abbott's brother, ex-Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul.

Gale was an employee for a temp agency who was on medication for mental-health issues. Brandy Brown, the bartender at a local bar Gale frequented described him as "a hermit kind of guy. I think he lived with his mom." Lucas Bender -- the owner of Bear's Den Tattoo Studio, which Gale frequented constantly in past weeks -- said of the young man, "He kind of gave everyone a weird impression -- you know how some people just seem disturbed? . . . After he would leave, my friends and I would all talk and say, 'Gosh, what's wrong with that guy?" Gale was discharged from the Marines in November 2003 after less than two of the typical four years of service.

Gale also alarmed Alrosa Villa workers before the gig. "He was hanging around trying to get in," manager Rick Cantella says. "We told him . . . that he had to pay to get in like anyone else. One of my loaders told him to leave . . . He was hanging around trying to talk to the members of the band, and he was shooed away." Just before the show, Gale jumped an eight-foot fence to get inside, and headed straight for the stage. "There were guys chasing him as soon as he got in," explains Cantella, "not because [they saw] he had a gun, but because he jumped this fence and didn't pay."

During the gunfire, a local nurse in the audience, twenty-eight-year-old Mindy Reece, stepped in to aid Abbott. "The one thing that stands out in my mind was I could see Vinnie [Paul] stand up from behind the drums and look down...He had this look on his face like, 'Oh my [expletive] God.'" says Reece, a Pantera fan since the age of thirteen. With the help of another audience member, she performed CPR on Abbott for several minutes until the paramedics arrived. "I kept saying, 'Dimebag, come on, come on please, stay with me,'" she recalls. "It was bad . . . There was blood on the floor."

"The motive is very unclear," says Sherry Mercurio, a Columbus police department spokesperson. "Right now, we're trying to piece together statements, which may take some time." Approximately 250 of the audience members are still being questioned by police. Amateur video was also shot during the show, but investigators have not yet determined whether any of the incident was caught on tape. There have been previous incidents of violence at or outside the Alonsa Villa, including a parking-lot shooting as recently as January of last year.
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Postby Lushcrush » Fri Dec 10, 2004 9:46 am

RIP Dimebag ... :,-(
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Postby fntsyrookie » Fri Dec 10, 2004 11:21 am

I heard about this last night and was shocked. Pantera was and is the band that got me listening to heavy metal. My buddy after school one day was ranting and raving about them. I was like who cares? I didn't like metal really at all. He put on "Walk". As soon as I heard that riff, I was hooked. Went out and bought Vulgar Display of Power that very night. Shortly thereafter it was Cowboys from Hell, and then Far Beyond Driven. I like just about every song, and Dimebag was a kick ass guitarist. I hope that he will R.I.P.

This completley is a downer to me. Where has this world come? What the F#@$ goes on in the minds of some people? The day is going to come where bands play in a freakin' see through, bullet proof cube. Who wants that? :-t
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Postby Guttpuppy » Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:01 pm

no1cowboysfan wrote:Jebus... GP, that was a little harsh. I think somebody might have been a fan.

GP, at least for a mod, show some restraint.


I was not a big fan of Pantera,they were OK and I like Nelly as well.Maybe my statements were a bit harsh and for that I apologize but if someone else had shown a little restraint then I never would have posted that.
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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Fri Dec 10, 2004 3:01 pm

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Postby no1cowboysfan » Fri Dec 10, 2004 4:33 pm

Guttpuppy wrote:
no1cowboysfan wrote:Jebus... GP, that was a little harsh. I think somebody might have been a fan.

GP, at least for a mod, show some restraint.


I was not a big fan of Pantera,they were OK and I like Nelly as well.Maybe my statements were a bit harsh and for that I apologize but if someone else had shown a little restraint then I never would have posted that.


I know, and trust me, I think it was ignorant for Tiki to post that anyways... but there is never a need to throw gas on the fire.

I notice Tiki hasn't responded anyways... ;-)
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Postby Guttpuppy » Fri Dec 10, 2004 4:45 pm

no1cowboysfan wrote:but there is never a need to throw gas on the fire.


Yeah,you're right.I sometimes have a problem of speaking my mind regardless of the situation and I've never been known for exactly being PC either.Ah well.
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Postby no1cowboysfan » Fri Dec 10, 2004 4:52 pm

It's cool GP, we still love ya... (in a completely plutonic, heterosexual sort of way ;-) ).
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