Phil Anselmo Says All Members of Pantera Were Targets of Dimebag Gunman + More News
Phil Anselmo has spoken out about former Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell's murder many times over the years, and while he has said he doesn't like to dwell on the past, he still gets questioned about it.
In a new chat, the singer said that police intel revealed that all the members of Pantera were targets of the crazed shooter who took Dime's life while he performed onstage in November 2004.
Anselmo said, "I've spoken to the police officers who were there and handled the situation when Dimebag was murdered. And they told me clearly, that after an investigation and going back to the murderer's apartment and digging through his notes that he had taken and threats and death threats that he had written down that any one of us were targets. I had a police officer tell me that on that particular night, had Superjoint [Ritual] been playing, or Dow, or any of my other bands at the time, that I most certainly would have been the target. Not that it made me feel any better - it did not, it did not make me feel better at all.
"It did clarify in my mind that all of the negative vibe that I had received either from, I guess, media but also, in today's world, where people can leave comments and this and that, I found it very, very insulting and also interesting that people could chime in on a subject that they knew nothing about, really. All they knew is what the media fed them. And you know the media - they're dying to, I guess, in the past sell tangible magazines or get hits on their web site. So anything to stir the pot was... they most certainly did that."
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KISS will headline ArenaBowl XXVI weekend. They will perform on August 16 in Orlando, Fla. The bowl actually takes place on Aug. 17 and the game is slated to be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 1 PM as part of the three-day weekend celebration.
Miss May I have confirmed a few tour dates for next month. They are as follows.
4/14 Toledo, OH – Jamboree Music Festival
4/17 Springfield, VA – Empire
4/18 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
4/19 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
4/21 Worcester, MA – New England Metal And Hardcore Festival
5/19 Freehold, NJ – Skate & Surf Festival
Alaska rockers 36 Crazyfists are working on a new material. Guitarist Steve Holt shared the good news, posting an update on Facebook: " Just rocked the first 10 new 36 Crazyfists songs back to back while cooking salmon and asparagus and drinking a Guinness, life is alright. Had more done on this new record than I thought. 4 more in the works! " Life sure is alright.