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Blogcritics On Damageplan Murders

The tragic hail of gunfire that killed five people, including metal guitar legend Dimebag Darrell Abbott, in a Columbus, Ohio rock club will have ramifications for some time to come. We will continue to follow the story:

Witnesses to Damageplan Shooting Speak
Since the idiotic Columbus Dispatch isn’t available without charge online, we must resort to AP for details from the Dispatch’s Sunday update on the Damageplan shootings story: Concertgoers who witnessed a fatal nightclub shooting frantically called emergency operators…
Posted to Music by Eric Olsen on January 18, 2005 03:10 PM

Dimebag death club re-open for benefit
However its future past this one gig is in doubt. Hard News is reporting that the club’s owner is having a crisis of conscience. Having to balance the thought of such a tragedy with the jobs lost if the…
Posted to Music by Marty Dodge on January 5, 2005 11:23 AM

Dimebag Killer’s Mother Speaks
Mary Clark, the mother of Nathan Gale, who shot and killed Dimebag Darrell Abbott and three others before he was killed by policeman James D. Niggemeyer shot him to death, spoke with Columbus TV station WCMH yesterday about her son:…
Posted in Blogcritics on December 16, 2004 10:40 AM

Anselmo kept away from funeral
According to TotalRock Anselmo was “not welcome” at Dimebag’s funeral yesterday. In further news, according Brave News Anselmo ended a taped-interview on the death with the following statement: “This has changed the entire world, and this is the last you’ll…
Posted in Blogcritics on December 15, 2004 06:44 AM

A bizarre twist in Dimebag Darrell death
In a bizarre twist, it seems DD is going to be buried in a Kiss Kasket donated by Kiss at the request of the guitarist’s family. Gene went on to pay tribute to Dimebag and warn other musicians about the…
Posted in Blogcritics on December 14, 2004 08:42 AM

Dimebag Darrell Public Memorial Service and Foundations
A public memorial service for guitarist Dimebag Darrell will take place tomorrow night, December 14th, at 8 p.m. at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, Texas. Those wishing to make a donation in Dimebag’s name, two special memorial funds have…
Posted in Blogcritics on December 13, 2004 08:25 PM

What Might Have Been: More On Club Security
MTV news talked with a security expert on the murder of Dimebag Darrell Abbott and three others at a Columbus rock club last week, which migh thave been prevented with a $50 handheld metal detector: “It should have been a…
Posted in Blogcritics on December 13, 2004 12:07 PM

Lars Ulrich Tribute to Dimebag Darrell
Metallica drummer Lars Ullrich pays tribute to Dimebag Darrell Abbott on the Metallica site: This is unbelievable. To sit here and talk about Darrell in the past tense seems so wrong, so unfair, so unjust, I don’t even know what…
Posted in Blogcritics on December 13, 2004 11:52 AM

Message From Philip Anselmo
From the Vinnie and site, a message from “J,” purported to be related from Philip Anselmo, former Pantera lead singer, estranged from murdered former guitarist of the band, Dimebag Darrell: I don’t have a big official statement. I do…
Posted in Blogcritics on December 11, 2004 06:25 PM

Damageplan Shooting Calls Security Into Question
How did a guy with a 9mm stroll into a club, walk on stage and shoot the band? As a guy with a son in a metal band this is more than a rhetorical question. And what are clubs going…
Posted in Blogcritics on December 11, 2004 06:03 PM

Dimebag Death – More News and Reactions
First, information has started to come in on Nathan Gale, the killer of Dimebag Darrell Abbott and three others in Columbus Wednesday night. The Cleveland Plain Dealer: When he heard on the radio that Gale was killed, following a murderous…
Posted in Blogcritics on December 10, 2004 08:36 PM

Phil Anselmo on Dimebag Darrell
The lead singer for Pantera’s hard-hitting interview about Darrell Abbott
Posted in Blogcritics on December 10, 2004 12:49 AM

R.I.P. Darrell Abbott
Way back in 1993 a friend recommended that I check out this band called Pantera. I didn’t until a year later. In 1994 Pantera released their third album, Far Beyond Driven. This was the first album I ever heard by…
Posted in Blogcritics on December 9, 2004 07:55 PM

Dimebag Darrell dead
Dimebag Darrell was killed while on stage with his band Damageplan last night in Ohio: A gunman’s attack on a Texas-based heavy metal band during an Ohio concert left at least five people dead, prompting stunned fans around the…
Posted in Blogcritics on December 9, 2004 06:52 AM

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted,, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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