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Abbott anniversary: On December 8, 2004, metal fans the world over lost an icon in "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott at a Columbus, Ohio, nightclub shooting at a Damageplan concert that took three other lives, including Damageplan security guard Jeff "Mayhem" Thompson. To honor and remember Dimebag's years of performing in Dallas metal bands Damageplan and Pantera, two remembrance concerts are slated for this weekend's anniversary. Fort Worth's Ridglea Theater hosts Dimefest on Saturday with Necrogazm, Derision and others, and the next night, Six Past Hell and Mitra will headline a Dimebag Darrell tribute at Curtain Club. Something tells me that even the tragedy won't stop so many metal bands from amping those clubs up to full volume, but we're pretty damn sure that's how Dimebag would want it. Raise a toast to Mayhem, too, guys.
Concerning his next move in Dallas, Turns says that he'll probably stick to the local music scene. "It's what I've done my whole life," he says. "I'll never leave music, one way or another." But when asked about any further changes or firings at the EC, he spoke briefly: "We're all kind of in the dark about what's going on, so I don't know."
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