Shit; I didn’t even like metal back then. I’ve never even picked up a Pantera or Damageplan record, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the enormity of this event in the metal world: it was like the metal equivalent of the death of Princess Diana or 9/11; most people can probably remember where they were when they heard.
For those who don’t know, Darrell ‘Dimebag’ Abbott was murdered onstage whilst performing with Damageplan, along with three or four other people (my limited research is conflicted on this) by someone in the audience – one Nathan M. Gale.
Lacking much information, I’m probably not the best person to wax about this subject, so instead I’m going to direct you over to our bro Scott at HookInMouth who has dedicated his site to a day of Dimebag-related articles and reminiscences. Go on over and check it out – the man knows what he’s talking about.