Pantera Responds to Band Who Vandalized Dimebag Darrell's Grave

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Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell live at Castle Donington Monsters of Rock, United Kingdom, 1994.

Just months after the ten-year anniversary of Dimebag Darrell's death, an unknown band, under the social media handle crustyplague, have vandalized his grave. Pantera posted about it on Facebook.

According to a screenshot of the damage shared by his former band on Facebook, the assailants not only "spit on his grave" (according to their own original posting), but also wrote a pejorative term as well. They also stole a pair of cowboy boots that had been placed on the Texas gravesite.

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"We are absolutely disgusted by this!" Pantera shared on social media. "We ask that all of you please show Dime & his grave the respect he deserves. This conduct will not be tolerated and the authorities have been notified."


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Dec. 8, 2014 marked the ten-year anniversary of the guitarist's (real name Darrell Lance Abbott) death. He was shot and killed by a man while playing with his band Damageplan in Columbus, Ohio.


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