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Ohmygod, someone shot Pantera!
You Bastards!


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Dec. 9th, 2004 06:42 am (UTC)
well, that's one solution for people who say heavy metal makes you violent - kinda self-cleaning, isnt it?
Dec. 9th, 2004 06:44 am (UTC)
when you sing about death and destruction and all that bad stuff, the fact that someone pegs you at one of your concerts is kinda no-surprise.

however, i think the guy who shot them was a dick, nonetheless.
Dec. 9th, 2004 06:46 am (UTC)
Re: yeah
i aint saying it makes him a nice person, or that it's anything other than a shame, but part of me just thinks of karma
Dec. 9th, 2004 07:11 am (UTC)
what Pantera are you listening to?
when you sing about death and destruction and all that bad stuff, the fact that someone pegs you at one of your concerts is kinda no-surprise.

The Pantera I remember wrote a lot more about strength, respect, anger at hypocrisy and authority run amok, and self-realization. Their "death and destruction" quotient was pretty low for a metal act.

When you use language suggesting it's "no surprise" that they get killed, you're one step away from saying they deserved it. Which is pretty weak, if you ask me.
Dec. 9th, 2004 07:25 am (UTC)
"you're one step away from saying they deserved it."
I second your comments on this whole post.

I only got into Pantera in the past couple of years and was seriously bummed out that they had broken up. I would have loved to have felt their power LIVE. Sadly enough, I guess I never will.

"Hellbound in Fort Worth Texas..." no more.
Dec. 9th, 2004 07:34 am (UTC)
Re: "you're one step away from saying they deserved it."
i saw them in utica in 96 - believe me, they were friggin unbelievable live. I am rattled by this. Joking about it is my way of not letting it get too deep under my skin. Sorry if I offended with my flip irrevrence (which you shold be used to by now - i revere very little).
Dec. 9th, 2004 07:51 am (UTC)
I got the privilege of seeing them ~five years ago at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Damn near got my arm broken, but it was beautiful.

Also learned just how hard it is to hang in a serious pit with people who are either 5-10 years younger or 50-100 pounds heavier than you.
Dec. 9th, 2004 07:28 am (UTC)
nono man
I was playing off a dennis leary riff that tim wsa refrencing. i do NOT think they deserved it, AT ALL. I love pantera - this is not cool by me AT ALL. I was just making light of a serious situation by playing some levity into the hand.

"I am the Night" is one of my fav songs by them - and it is not about death and destruction at all. Don't go takin my irrevrence for reality here.

I just hope that Vinnie Paul isin't dead. ABC reported he was, then took it back, now everyone is saying "no comment" on the other bodycounts =/
Dec. 9th, 2004 07:33 am (UTC)
Re: what Pantera are you listening to?
now you're assigning us intentions, which whether correct or no you have no right to do.

saying it's not a surprise is nothing at all like saying he deserved it. in fact, if you read my previous post, you'll see very plainly: "i aint saying...that it's anything other than a shame"

if someone jumped up on stage and shot james taylor, i'd be much more surprised. metal as a genre has a violent bent, and thus attracts the more violently-natured in society as a general rule. am i saying all metal fans are sociopathic freaks? no. am i saying this guy deserved to die? again no.
Dec. 9th, 2004 08:23 am (UTC)
Re: what Pantera are you listening to?
Dec. 9th, 2004 06:53 am (UTC)
Dec. 9th, 2004 08:25 am (UTC)
he listens to Rock-a-pella.....i say no more of it
Dec. 9th, 2004 06:59 am (UTC)
All of it is just sad, nevertheless.....it bothers me to think that we could be at a show, at a small intimate venue (which I enjoy) and some maniac can just pull out a gun and kill one of my favourite artists - or even one of my friends (who may be one of the artists!).

It also makes way for being frisked at clubs now instead of just large venue shows. More rights to be lost in our freedom of enjoyment.

Thanks asshole. (Meaning the shooter.) Not only did you destroy a creative guy, you've possibly killed our freedom in the process.
Dec. 9th, 2004 07:29 am (UTC)
people wonder why bands don't want to do small gigs anymore - shit like this is a pretty good deterrant
Dec. 9th, 2004 07:21 am (UTC)
poor dimebag. I frigging loved pantera. there goes another chunk of my misspent youth.
Dec. 9th, 2004 07:24 am (UTC)
no shit huh
fuckin wackos with guns.
Dec. 9th, 2004 07:35 am (UTC)
well, at least dimebag would be proud to know that he had the distinction of dying on the same day as john lennon.

or would he?

mozart on the 5th, him and lennon on the 8th, darby crash on the 9th. definitely some vedic astrology-related shit going down there, somewhere. which is, well, half those boys weren't playing in the same league as the other two, but, whatever....
Dec. 9th, 2004 07:39 am (UTC)
that is some scary shit right there - i said it before and i'll say it again - fuckin whackos with guns.
Dec. 9th, 2004 10:29 pm (UTC)
NRA forever!!
you say that like whackos with guns are a bad thing... ;)
Dec. 10th, 2004 08:37 am (UTC)
you live?!
wohoo! whacos with guns are ok, as long as they are targeting corrupt political figures, and not rock stars.

wtf is up with you girl? it has been a dog's age. email/im me or some shit!
Dec. 9th, 2004 07:41 am (UTC)
ooooh it was sad to read that. i was a big fan when i was in highschool, i probably saw them play live 7 or 8 times. their songs are the soundtrack to many of my favourite memories :(
Dec. 9th, 2004 07:47 am (UTC)
i was sad when they broke up, this is way worse though
Dec. 9th, 2004 07:54 am (UTC)
their songs are the soundtrack to many of my favourite memories :(

Seriously. I don't know what I would have done in my early adolescence without Pantera. I drew a lot of strength and inspiration from their music. They were a big part of me wanting to play music in the first place, which shaped my whole social life in middle school-early high school.
Dec. 9th, 2004 08:05 am (UTC)
that's very cool that they had such an impact on your life.
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