Saturday, December 11, 2004

IT'S WHAT HE WOULD HAVE WANTED: Looking at the page of photos from the vigil for Dimebag, our eye alights on shot 10011 of a pair of cops leading away a guy who's turned up bollock naked. We're not quite sure why anyone would have assumed that something quite so show-offy would be appropriate for a memorial vigil; but equally we're not sure what made the cops think they really needed to drag the bloke away: a crowd of Pantera fans are hardly likely to have been outraged by the sight of a tiny penis.

Donewaiting, meanwhile, have the official statement from Damageplan, written by Vinnie Paul - Dimebag's brother and also a likely target for the bullets. Let's just put it down to grief and fear doing strange things:

With all his greatness and accomplishments on the guitar, DIME will be missed more for his giving personality, charisma, caring for others, love and most of all his HEART!! Twice as big as the state of TEXAS!!!!!!!!!!!! DIME gave it all everyday to each and every one of us and our lives have forever been hollowed without him...Thanks to all of you for reaching out to us in this time of our immeasurable loss. REST IN PEACE BROTHER DIME!!!!!!