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Cirque Du Soleil Accident Isn't The First On-stage Tragedy

By Elinor Cosgrave | 2nd July 2013

Cirque Du Soleil's performance of "Ka" was cut short on Saturday (29th June 2013) following the death of one of the troop's performers Sarah Guyard-Guillot. The 31-year-old performer seems to have slipped from her harness,...

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Rammstein Win Best Live Band At Golden Gods

12th June 2012

Rammstein won Best Live Band at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards last night (11.06.12). The German metal group beat off competition from Iron Maiden, Metallica, Skindred and Watain to take home the accolade, while...

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Slipknot Singer Coming To Terms With Bassist's Death

7th December 2010

Slipknot singer Corey Taylor has spoken about dealing with the death of the band's bassist Paul Grey.The vocalist tries to keep as positive as possible, and said Paul - who died of a drugs overdose...

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Slipknot Singer Coming To Terms With Bassists Death

7th December 2010

Slipknot singer Corey Taylor has spoken about dealing with the death of the band's bassist Paul Grey.The vocalist tries to keep as positive as possible, and said Paul - who died of a drugs overdose...

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Heavy Rocker Vinnie Paul Turns Up The Heat With Cookbook

17th June 2010

Former PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN rocker VINNIE PAUL has written a new cookbook.The heavy metal drummer will share his favourite recipes with fans in Drumming Up An Appetite With Vinnie Paul. The proud Texan boasts the...

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Rock Magazine Pays Tribute To Dimebag

8th December 2009

Bosses at heavy rock magazine Revolver have marked the fifth anniversary of PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN star DARREL 'DIMEBAG' ABBOTT's death with a tribute issue.The guitarist was gunned down and killed during a concert in Ohio...

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Fascinating Fact 5741

5th August 2008

JERRY CANTRELL and heavy rock couple SCOTT IAN and PEARL ADAY are to perform an acoustic version of PINK FLOYD's WISH YOU WERE HERE as part of a tribute to slain PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist 'DIMEBAG' DARRELL...

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Fascinating Fact 5674

24th July 2008

METALLICA star KIRK HAMMETT, SLAYER'S KERRY KING, SCOTT IAN and JERRY CANTRELL will lead an all-star tribute to slain PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN guitarist DIMEBAG DARRELL ABBOTT at the Ozzfest festival in Dallas, Texas next month...

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Dimebag Honoured

7th November 2006

Late rocker 'DIMEBAG' DARRELL ABBOTT is to be honoured with a star on Hard Rock Cafe's Walk of Fame in Dallas, Texas. The former PANTERA star was gunned down while on stage with his band...

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Tweedy Punches Stage Invader Mid-gig

18th October 2006

WILCO frontman JEFF TWEEDY was forced to punch a fan who stormed the stage during a Springfield, Missouri gig on Monday (16OCT06) night. The THEOLOGIANS star was half an hour into the band's set at...

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Dimebag Dramatisation Blocked By Family

11th September 2006

Plans to film a re-enactment of the murder of DARRELL 'DIMEBAG' ABBOTT have been blocked by the late guitarist's family. Abbott was gunned down while on stage with his band DAMAGEPLAN on 8 December 2004...

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Pantera Star Plans Supergroup With David Allen Coe

7th May 2006

Former PANTERA star VINNIE PAUL will launch his new record label with the release of his odd collaboration with grizzled country music maverick DAVID ALLEN COE. Drummer Paul and his late brother DARRELL ABBOTT started...

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Vinnie Paul Blasts Anselmo Over Dimebag Comments

5th May 2006

Former PANTERA star VINNIE PAUL has slammed ex-bandmate PHIL ANSELMO for ill-advised comments he made in an interview before his brother DARRELL 'DIMEBAG' ABBOTT was shot dead. Anselmo insists the comments he made in British...

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Snoop Gig At Centre Of $20 Million Lawsuit

21st April 2006

Rappers SNOOP DOGG and THE GAME are being sued by a former fan who alleges he was assaulted, humiliated and robbed onstage during a concert in Seattle, Washington, last year (05). RICHARD MONROE II has...

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Dimebag Officer Honoured

3rd February 2006

America's National Rifle Association (NRA) has named the policeman who killed 'DIMEBAG' DARRELL ABBOTT's murderer Law Enforcement Officer Of The Year 2005. JAMES D NIGGEMEYER stopped former Marine NATHAN GALE's 8 December 2004...

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Dimebag Family To Sue Nightclub

8th December 2005

The family of late DAMAGEPLAN rocker 'DIMEBAG' DARRELL ABBOTT marked the first anniversary of his murder in a Columbus, Ohio, venue by filing a lawsuit against the owners of the Alrosa Villa nightclub today (08DEC05)....

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Dimebag Remembered With Memorabilia

3rd December 2005

Fans of tragic former PANTERA star `DIMEBAG' DARRELL ABBOTT will be able to pay tribute to the rocker this Christmas (05) thanks to a series of memorabilia items marking the anniversary of his death....

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Abbott 'Not Killed Because Of Pantera Split'

21st October 2005

Rocker 'DIMEBAG' DARRELL ABBOTT was not killed because he split with his former band PANTERA, according to American police. The guitarist was shot dead while performing onstage at the Alrosa Villa club in Columbus,...

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Mother Forgives Police Officer For Shooting Dimebag's Killer

11th June 2005

The police officer who killed NATHAN GALE after he went on a killing spree at a DAMAGEPLAN concert in December (04) has been sent a forgiving letter from the dead man's mother. JAMES NIGGEMEYER...

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Dimebag Killer Fought With The Rocker Onstage In April 2004

14th April 2005

LATEST: The man who shot and killed rocker 'DIMEBAG' DARRELL ABBOTT has a history of scrapping with the late guitarist. NATHAN GALE interrupted a DAMAGEPLAN concert in Columbus, Ohio, in December (04) and fatally...

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Dimebag Honoured With Toy Figure

7th April 2005

Tragic rocker 'DIMEBAG' DARRELL ABBOTT will be brought back to life in the form of a toy action figure. Guitarist Abbott - an ex-member of seminal metal act PANTERA - was killed when a...

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Anthrax Rocker Overcome With Emotion At Dimebag Brother's Return

12th March 2005

ANTHRAX rocker SCOTT IAN has described the moment DAMAGEPLAN drummer VINCE PAUL returned to live performance for the first time since the murder of his brother as his "most emotional" onstage experience. Anthrax, DISTURBED,...

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Dimebag Estate To Be Shared By Family

1st March 2005

Former PANTERA guitarist 'DIMEBAG' DARRELL ABBOTT's estate will be shared between his drummer brother VINNIE PAUL and his songwriter father JERRY ABBOTT. The rocker was killed when a deranged gunman stormed onstage during a...

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Abbot Tribute Concert To Be Held In Club

4th January 2005

The club where 'DIMEBAG' DARRELL ABBOTT was killed is to hold a memorial benefit concert to raise money for the families of the shooting victims. ALROSA VILLA in Columbus, Ohio, will fully re-open...

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Audience Member Tells Of Damageplan Gig Horror

21st December 2004

LATEST: More horrific details have emerged of the moment ex-PANTERA guitarist 'DIMEBAG' DARRELL ABBOTT was shot dead onstage in Columbus, Ohio, earlier this month (08DEC04). Local DJ SCOOP RICHARDS was in the audience at...

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Mother Of Damageplan Gig Killer Makes Shock Confession

17th December 2004

The mother of ex-PANTERA guitarist 'DIMEBAG' DARRELL ABBOTT's murderer has confessed she bought her paranoid schizophrenic son NATHAN GALE the gun he used to kill four people. Ex-marine Gale was shot dead by police...

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Thousands Of Fans Honour Dimebag

16th December 2004

Murdered ex-PANTERA guitarist 'DIMEBAG' DARRELL ABBOTT was honoured by thousands of music fans yesterday (14DEC04) at a memorial service in Arlington, Texas. Ex-Marine NATHAN GALE was shot dead by police after he gunned down...

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Dimebag Laid To Rest In Texas Today

14th December 2004

Former PANTERA guitarist 'DIMEBAG' DARRELL ABBOTT will be remembered by family and fans today (14DEC04) in two services in Arlington, Texas. Ex-Marine NATHAN GALE fatally shot Abbott and three others at the star's gig...

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Ulrich Remembers Dimebag

13th December 2004

METALLICA rocker LARS ULRICH has paid tribute to guitarist 'DIMEBAG' DARRELL ABBOTT and the other victims of last week's (08DEC04) DAMAGEPLAN concert killings. Drummer Ulrich was devastated when he heard ex-Marine NATHAN GALE had...

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Damageplan's Paul Speaks Out Over Brother Loss

13th December 2004

DAMAGEPLAN drummer VINNIE PAUL has spoken for the first time about the loss of his brother and bandmate 'DIMEBAG' DARRELL ABBOTT, who was shot and killed onstage by a deranged fan last week (08DEC04)....

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