Dimebag’s Ex Blames Phil Anselmo for His Murder

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HellboundDJ

@dimefanatic

While Phil didn't pull the trigger, he is responsible for getting the motions moving which led to Dime's death, so he will never have clean hands in that regard.

Yeah, Dime was a functioning alcoholic, WHAT DOES THAT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING? (like the caps?) Phil was a non functioning junkie.Yet it was Phil who was running his mouth for the metal rags and websites, which did inflame the situation and could of pushed Nathan Gale in the direction to do what he did. Ever wonder why Vinny wasn't targeted? That's something to think about.

Dime wasn't afraid of doing the show in Columbus, No one saw this coming.

I hope Phil continues on with his mediocre career with Down and SuperJoint Ritual, he will never see the highs of rock and roll again. a stage B festival band from here on out.

(Yes everyone, I know this is to a post 6 years ago, but it needed to be said regardless)

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dimefanatic2008

why is philanselmo to blame for dimes death? does he really honestly deserve to carry the burdon of dimes murder on his shoulders? did he pull the trigger pointed at dime's head? no if dimebag was so concerned about getting hurt in a shithole like the arosa ville plaza than he could've canceled the show in that place...but i respect him and his family and friends. but i do stand and state that phil is not to blame, and instead of pointing fingers and blaming people and hurting others we should actually blame the person who pulled the trigger!!!! i guess rita haney proves the saying "misery loves company"...phil shoul've never been blamed or pointed at and pushed into a corner...and for people to use his heroin addiction against him is sad...DIMEBAG WAS A FUCKING ALCHOHOLIC FOR CHRIST SAKE!!! goddamn, you people are fucking sad and NO you do not respecr dime if you blame his friend, yes they had tensions but jesus dont you have disagreements w/ ur bandmates or friends!!! you're all immature and sad if you dissagree w/ me about phil not diserving the blame...i am a PANTERA FUCKING FREAK!!! and i wish dime never died but it happened..he's gone...but respect the man please...he played dean's because he said " with wings you can be anything" and for those poser guitarist that don't know what deans logo looks like you're pittaful. and thats what he was talking about was the logo and i go my own statment i play deans because "if you get your wings you can play beside him in the heavens above"...but stop pointing fingers and accept that he's gone...i have to you have to and so does everyone else...but let phil live his life in peace and forgive...but don't forget...

R.I.P
Darrell Lance Abbott
~1966-2004~
"he came to rock...and rocked like no other..."

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dimefanatic2008

why is philanselmo to blame for dimes death? does he really honestly deserve to carry the burdon of dimes murder on his shoulders? did he pull the trigger pointed at dime's head? no if dimebag was so concerned about getting hurt in a shithole like the arosa ville plaza than he could've canceled the show in that place...but i respect him and his family and friends. but i do stand and state that phil is not to blame, and instead of pointing fingers and blaming people and hurting others we should actually blame the person who pulled the trigger!!!! i guess rita haney proves the saying "misery loves company"...phil shoul've never been blamed or pointed at and pushed into a corner...and for people to use his heroin addiction against him is sad...DIMEBAG WAS A FUCKING ALCHOHOLIC FOR CHRIST SAKE!!! goddamn, you people are fucking sad and NO you do not respecr dime if you blame his friend, yes they had tensions but jesus dont you have disagreements w/ ur bandmates or friends!!! you're all immature and sad if you dissagree w/ me about phil not diserving the blame...i am a PANTERA FUCKING FREAK!!! and i wish dime never died but it happened..he's gone...but respect the man please...he played dean's because he said " with wings you can be anything" and for those poser guitarist that don't know what deans logo looks like you're pittaful. and thats what he was talking about was the logo and i go my own statment i play deans because "if you get your wings you can play beside him in the heavens above"...but stop pointing fingers and accept that he's gone...i have to you have to and so does everyone else...but let phil live his life in peace and forgive...but don't forget...

R.I.P
Darrell Lance Abbott
~1966-2004~
"he came to rock...and rocked like no other..."

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dimefanatic2008

why is philanselmo to blame for dimes death? does he really honestly deserve to carry the burdon of dimes murder on his shoulders? did he pull the trigger pointed at dime's head? no if dimebag was so concerned about getting hurt in a shithole like the arosa ville plaza than he could've canceled the show in that place...but i respect him and his family and friends. but i do stand and state that phil is not to blame, and instead of pointing fingers and blaming people and hurting others we should actually blame the person who pulled the trigger!!!! i guess rita haney proves the saying "misery loves company"...phil shoul've never been blamed or pointed at and pushed into a corner...and for people to use his heroin addiction against him is sad...DIMEBAG WAS A FUCKING ALCHOHOLIC FOR CHRIST SAKE!!! goddamn, you people are fucking sad and NO you do not respecr dime if you blame his friend, yes they had tensions but jesus dont you have disagreements w/ ur bandmates or friends!!! you're all immature and sad if you dissagree w/ me about phil not diserving the blame...i am a PANTERA FUCKING FREAK!!! and i wish dime never died but it happened..he's gone...but respect the man please...he played dean's because he said " with wings you can be anything" and for those poser guitarist that don't know what deans logo looks like you're pittaful. and thats what he was talking about was the logo and i go my own statment i play deans because "if you get your wings you can play beside him in the heavens above"...but stop pointing fingers and accept that he's gone...i have to you have to and so does everyone else...but let phil live his life in peace and forgive...but don't forget...

R.I.P
Darrell Lance Abbott
~1966-2004~
"he came to rock...and rocked like no other..."

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bigwebman

I believe that Rita is also refering to the fact that before his death, Phil made some some statement alluding to the fact that someone ought to get Dime. Not sure the exact wording, but this may have put in motion the Psyco's act. If this was the case, then Phil might have inadvertantly set in motion this demented person's actions. There has to be some deep seated, bad blood emotions, against Phil to not allow him at the funeral. Some things we will probably never know. RIP Dimebag Darrell............

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slayerchild (not verified)

we who touch steel strings loved him .we who listen to that sound adored it ,youv got to belong to it, mourning still hurts , but we still listen to lennon songs randys licks & metal that was inspired by him,dime your a dead set legend, we will go on louder & harder just like you would want it. the rest means nothing

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eightballeddie

From someone whose buried more than his fair share of friends and his only brother, that has got to be one the most reckless, irresponsible, and just plain cruel things you could say. When Phil left Pantera the man was neck deep in a pit of booze and drugs and sinking quicker by the day. The fact is, leaving Pantera at that time, as critical a blow as it was to Pantera's continued success, probably saved Phil's life. Employing Ms. Haney's line of logic I guess, if Phil, knock on wood, had not been brought back from the dead after overdosing, would we then be able to lay blame for his premature death to the surviving members of Pantera for not being aware of the potential risks attached to bringing Phil into the band? No, of course, not. And, even to suggest anything closely resembling such sentiments would be unthinkable; it's just as unthinkable and cruel to blame Phil for Dime's tragic and premature death. In the end, Ms. Haney, kicking Phil won't bring Dime back. But what it will do is ensure that the wounds brought by this horrific incident will remain open longer than necessary and leave lasting scars.

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kaos

well, i think that the events that occured were infact due to the comments made by phil in that interview. Phil knows it, Vince knows it, Rita knows it, we all know it. but for phil to sit there on that youtube video, and to be all strung out on heroin, and refer to Dime as his brother of 17 years, and his best friend, is just sickening. Phil is a fucking piece of shit, and hell get what he deserves sooner or later. like he said to Rita, the right things happen to the right people, well Dime wasnt the right people, but it happened anyway. but im here today saying that Philip H. Anselmo is the right fucking people.

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nthnbtagoodtime

I am a hardcore Dimebag fan and always will be till the day i die. But I dont think that she should be blaming Phil for any of this. Yeah the guy is a dick but the only one To Blame is Gale and I plan to visit that assholes grave and taking a nice piss on it

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roxxirockchick9

Okay, I love Dime. I always have an always will. Nobody in the world can play like him, and nobody can take his place. He is forever in my heart, and I know that with him, Tim Kelly, Cliff Burton, Randy Rhodes, Eric Carr, Freddy Mercury, and John Bonham, heaven rocks on a Saturday night.

That being said, I don't think the blood of our much missed and Beloved Dime should be on Phil Anselmo's hands. Bands break up all the time, and while all are not killed by crazy rampaging fans, if they were, it would not be the fault of a former band member.

Grow up, woman, that sh*t ain't cool at all! Quit being a leech, and quit trying to live off the name of your EX-boyfriend!! If ANYBODY has a right to do this interview, it's Vinnie Paul. NOT YOU!!!

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truth

so why is it that people have to blam other people for something that they can not control?
i think that Dime wouldn't be very happy hearing about his friend being accused of his death. Like come on people! how do u know that, thats y the guy killed him? i truley miss Dime and i can't believe this has happened, but y put the blame on someone else? It's not really a big surprise, everyone tries to put the blame on someone else.
We need to put an end to it!
PEACE OUT
Lost

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cbh_dbd420

you do know vinnie and dime really hated phil and rex after pantera broke up right?

and that dime swore that he never wanted phil in the same room as him ever again and thats why vinnie wouldn't let phil come the memorial even tho rita wanted him too so he could have his quote unquote "Five Minutes Alone" with dime to come to terms with what he had done. but in the end they decided to respect dimes wishes and not let Phil "be in the same room as dime"

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inukman1982

It was a sad day in the metal world when Dime was shot, and yes some of the blame can be put on Phil but blaming Pat is just stupid, you have to remember Pat was also a singer with another band that did COVER songs.

Dime's music will always live on!!!

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barneytee

:-( i feel so sorry for everyone who was close to dimebag. i cant really understand what it must be like for them. but emotions take over reason sometimes. you cant blame phil for there BEING a psycho. come on! sure he left the band an screwed everything up with pantera and that IS sad. but its not his fault someone decided to kill a legend over it. i cant blame her for being angry but i think its very very unfair and un-true.

rip dime- you are still the best dont you worry mate :-D

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wolfmemnoch

I've lost close family members. I understand the pain and emotional zigzag one goes through during the healing process, but this is seriously sad that it was posted for inclusion in a tribute with Dime on the cover. Memories are one thing, finger pointing, quite another. This article is no better than the trash you find in the tabloids on the same rack that this magazine resides on. It disgusts me even more that all she's doing is glorifying on his death.

Has she ever put together a tour in his name? (If she has I sure as hell hadn't heard about it) That would've been the route to go, not this whoring out venture she's playing now to get her 5 minutes. I was excited at the potential of this issue. Now that excitement has been culled and I no longer wish to include this issue in my collection.

Phil isn't the problem sweetheart, it's the fact you're now a "somebody" because of a tragic death and riding on it worse than a dog that found a fetid smell to roll in. You could learn a thing or two from Zakk Wylde.

RIP DIME...

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ohnoyoudidnt

I really believe that the gun laws need to be changed and enforced so that people like Nathan Gale do not have access to firearms. Phil Anselmo is not to blame for Dime's death. Security should have been tighter that night as far as I could see, but the plain truth is that this guy was a marine and he would have gotten to Dime sooner or later. He was mentally unstable and was on a mission, from what I have read, he had possibly gotten onstage prior to this show. My heart goes out to Rita.

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bobzvilleoh

If anyone has the March 2005 issue of Guitar World, The Good-Bye Dime Issue (yes I keep the tribute
issues) If you turn to page 60 notice the small picture of the UK Metal Forces Mag, the listing of bands in that issue the second one down is a Columbus Ohio based band called The GODZ (awsome 70's band check them out if you can find their stuff) they are a great hard rock band. I found it to be no less than chilling to see their name in a tribute to a guy who was killed at the Alrosavilla as the Godz have played that very same club countless times through the years.
Rita,
If you want to blame anybody for what happened that night, feel very free to place the blame on
Marysville, Ohio the town the killer was from.
You want to talk about a SHITHOLE thats it! That town sucks more than an over paid hooker with big lips and a tongue like Gene Simmons and it smells like it to. Keep your memories and remember that I belive that God has gotten yet another awsome
guitarist.

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belial_213

I couldn't wait to comment...until I saw that ridner already articulated everything I would've said. Exactly.

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bobzvilleoh

Dear Rita,
Thank you for the memories of Dime we still miss him. I was just starting to get into his music and WOW what a guitarist. He was just flat out Balls to the wall great. I do have to disagree with you about the place where he was killed, The Alrosavilla is and has always been a great club. I have been there so many times I lost count and I have scene some awsome bands and had a great time.
Nobody will ever know what was in the mind of the twisted bastard that killed Darrell and I am so sorry for your loss but saddly it happened. The Alrosa is a club that has great security and when this all went down that night my wife and I were talking about how he might have been able to get by security and God knows I was floored when the news said he just walked right on stage. So that guy did something that people just don't get
a chance to do. The Alrosavilla is not a shithole
it is a great club that was hosting a great band
when something terrible and Ungodly happened, saddly we can't change that. I just wish that I would have been there that night maybe I could have stopped him or maybe helped Darrell. Sorry
We will never forget Darrell and Thank you for sharing him with the world.

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bobzvilleoh

Dear Rita,
Thank you for the memories of Dime we still miss him. I was just starting to get into his music and WOW what a guitarist. He was just flat out Balls to the wall great. I do have to disagree with you about the place where he was killed, The Alrosavilla is and has always been a great club. I have been there so many times I lost count and I have scene some awsome bands and had a great time.
Nobody will ever know what was in the mind of the twisted bastard that killed Darrell and I am so sorry for your loss but saddly it happened. The Alrosa is a club that has great security and when this all went down that night my wife and I were talking about how he might have been able to get by security and God knows I was floored when the news said he just walked right on stage. So that guy did something that people just don't get
a chance to do. The Alrosavilla is not a shithole
it is a great club that was hosting a great band
when something terrible and Ungodly happened, saddly we can't change that. I just wish that I would have been there that night maybe I could have stopped him or maybe helped Darrell. Sorry
We will never forget Darrell and Thank you for sharing him with the world.

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badaxette1

Damn Rita...You're the sh#! Seldom do I discover other women I relate to. I'm always "One of the guys" a very special position, cool and not taken for granted...but I'm the only "dog with long ears in the room" most of the time. After reading your interview, I felt like we were cut from the same cloth. Thanks for standing by one of the greatest men of all time....even to this day. His creedo is one that should be mimicked by all bands. DON'T ACT LIKE A ROCKSTAR...Be one, but be cool about it. No one around here loves Phil anymore, for many, many, many reasons-yours included. Just being in an audience watching him have a kid beat up by the other audience members was enough for us. Your farting end paragraph had us all in stitches and was a fitting close to a brilliant article. Still laughing about "Are you cooking sausage?" Thanks & hope to meet your memorable ass someday! Jaye Buxton-Animal Mother guitar/office

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sheddingskin666

There is no one to blame except that fucking psycho nathan gale. Phil didn't pull that trigger. It's really sad that it happened to Dime, he was one of the greatest and the most inspirational guitarist in metal. I don want to disrepect Rita but this is just like Rex Brown said "it's a bunch of he said she said bullshit that caused Pantera to break up." Many fingers can be pointed at many things saying it caused Dime's death but it' not going to make it better. The fact is it happened, and it can't be taken back and it's sad to point fingers at a guy when he was a close friend with dime for such a long time and is suffering from the same loss as everyone else. Everyone needs to stop remebering him for his death and start remebering him for his life.

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wootwoot

You know, I love Dimebag and Pantera, but Phillip's addiction was inevitable. Its not like you can say, Okay, im not gonna use anymore. You can't blame Phil for this. it is not right, both Darell and Phil are people I idolize. Phil has said sorry way too many times to count and finding someone to blame is not going to bring Dime back, it's only going to make you think "What if?" and "What if?" isn't relevant anymore. The past is the past and it happend 3 years ago, why think about Dime's last days, when you can think back on all the good times he showed us? RIP Dime! And Phillip, your awesome, keep on keepin on!

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wjohnson08

The moral of this story is that we lost the most incredible, innovative, guitar player since Jimmy Page and all people can do is continue to sling shit at everyone else. So now all the blame rests on Phil's shoulders(What a load of crap). I have a been a huge fan of every band the members of Pantera have been a part of. I have Pantera, Down, and a tribute to Dime forever embedded in my skin. The sole responsible party for this is not Phil, his name was Nathan Gale(he got part of what he deserved) and people need to grow the fuck up and stop pointing fingers. Saying Phil is the reason Dime is no longer with us in the physical form is like saying my neighbor is responsible for slavery 200 years ago. I have nothing but respect for Rita, but this is ludicris and uncalled for. Phil lost a brother in Dime and that is hard enough to swallow, why do people continually have to make this even harder for not only Phil, but Dime's family and fans. Let it go and let's remember the art and history that Dime and Phil made together.

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bigredreyes

YA KNOW, WE ALL LOVED DIMEBAG, WE ALL LOVED PANTERA, BUT REALLY GIVE ME A BREAK. THIS BITCH REALLY NEEDS TO GET OVER IT ALREADY. TO PLACE THE BLAME ON PHIL IS RETARDED. IF THE BAND WASN'T WORKING WELL TOGETHER, IT IS TIME TO MOVE ON. IT MAY HAVE HURT, BUT LIFE HURTS. I MISS DIMEBAG, TOO, BUT PLACE THE BLAME WHERE IT TRULY BELONGS. WITH THE MORON THAT KILLED HIM, NOT PHIL. THAT IS JUST STUPID, IMMATURE, AND MAKES HER SOUND A LITTLE ON THE LOONEY SIDE.....

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rujoking

I say that's tough shit. If she didn't want a bunch of back lash from people who ARE fans of Dimebag Darrell's, Damageplan, Pantera, Phil Anselmo's, Pat Lachman's, etc. then she shouldn't have spouted a bunch of shit that was better off being kept private. She brought all of this reaction on herself and she has no one else to blame but herself for airing their dirty laundry for God and everyone to read. She is nothing but a joke. She should lay off the booze and learn some tact, respect, class and diplomacy when giving her opinions about how fucked up everyone is around her (as if she isn't fucked up herself?!). She isn't the only one who lost a loved one when Dimebag died, so this cornering the market on the "poor-me-pity-trip-I'll-deal-with-my-problems-by-pickling-my-brain-and-my-bad-behavior-will-be-forgiven-by-everyone-because-I'm-a-grieving-widow" bullshit isn't going to work. Everyone who knew and loved Dimebag suffered a big loss when he died and they aren't making asses of themselves like Rita is and just because she was his girlfriend doesn't excuse her for this stupid crap.

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dimepiece

im glad that there are sensible people out there who know that the break up of pantera wasnt phils fault...or yet the death of the greatest guitar player to ever play to be shot and killed...and as for the whole pat lachman thing who cares..he didnt want to be pantera..good for him..but yeah he shouldnt of underminded dime and vinnie paul...they were the veterans and the elders of the band...but its not phils fault he said he was sorry..it affected it just as much as us fans and you rita and vinnie..sorry if this offends anyone but its gotta be said..but for those of you who insist on blaming phil...hes a dude just like the rest of us...he didnt want to do that anymore and wanted ot take his musical life and do other things..as a person who has been in the music life my entire life sometimes you wanna do different things...ok does anyone recall rebel meets rebel...yeha ok that was SSSSSOOOOOOOOOO far off of pantera that its almost wrong...but hey no one yelled at dime,vinnie,or rex for doing it...i dont think that rita should be blamed either...yeah ok she holds a grudge against phil and thats kinda wrong...but hey everyone grives in different ways...and that doesnt mean we should all slam on her..but whatever you know...

R.I.P Dime

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TheKarmaDealer

OMFG some of the comments i have read here are just stupid!!! Some people really shouldnt be allowed an opinion!!! Maybe if some of you had a close loved one murdered you would understand better. Phil's a POS everyone knows that, but you can't deny the fact that some peoples actions do affect other people, whether the effects are seen right away or down the road a year or two. And to the people or so called fans saying Rita doesn't have the right to say anything, STFU, who are you to say she doesn't, get a life!!! Its really sad to see some of the comments here!!!

R.I.P. Dimebag Gone but NEVER forgotten!!!

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Hellrhyme13

When you think about it, it really doesn't change anything. A deranged gun wielding lunatic will find a reason to shoot someone; if it wasn't because Pantera broke up, it would have been for something like one of the members looked at him cross eyed.
The tragedy of Dime's death is only made worse by speculating that the reason was Phil Anselmo. Granted, his actions probably lead to Pantera's end, but as far as being the direct reason for the murder is kind of a stretch.
I did not count myself as a fan of Damageplan, as I felt that Dimebag could have done much better. We all have had hard times, like myself for instance, I had a drinking problem and it lead to many changes in my life, but if one of my friends dies in a car wreck I'm not going to say it was because of my drinking.

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rujoking

I just want to know....what do you have to gain by talking shit about everyone and everything? Sympathy, money, attention, publicity, rock star status, martyr-dom? I know in your mind that Phil deserves the verbal thrashings that he has been getting lately from you but to thrash Pat Lachman too? I've never seen Lachman say one bad thing about anyone let alone say anything since Dimebag's death and there you are claiming Dimebag said that shit about him (which I don't believe). What did Lachman ever do to you to make him apart of your verbal thrashing? I know you probably don't care what everyone thinks of you for saying all this negative shit you have been spewing but you aren't going to win a popularity contest by doing this and at the same time you are bringing Dimebag down with you because of your endless negative bullshit. If you've got problems with all of these things and people, airing them in the media for everyone to read is not the answer and if you'll remember correctly that's what Phil did to Dimebag and Vinnie right? That makes you a hypocrite, Rita. You're talking all that shit about Phil and how he used the media to hurt Dimebag and Vinnie and here you are guilty of doing the very same thing in your latest thrash fest of an interview (and if I recall there is 1 or 2 other interviews where you did the same thing). Really Rita. If you had close to no credibility before you did this last interview you sure as hell have zero credibility now....at least in my opinion. Alcohol and whatever else you are putting in your body to help you cope with the loss isn't the answer. If anything it's making your thinking, reasoning, logic (such as it is) worse. Do us all a favor and go air your problems to a shrink and leave us out of this personal ax you have to grind against all these people.

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shadowreaper112

Rita, goddamnit, It's true that Phils actions have broken up PanterA BUT could've Phil known that some lunatic bastard (forgive my language, I'm angry..) would go after Dime if PanterA would break up? NO! Nathan Gale was a goddamn lunatic, if he wasn't, Dime would still be alive playing in Damageplan and maybe PanterA would've grown back together, Dime and Vinnie forgiving Phil and Rexback in action too! Phil was SO fkn sorry that he was so stupid getting addicted to the heroin wich led his personality to downfall to being a asshole, he would've begged for forgiveness, He knows he was stupid. there's only one thing I'd want to ask you all... forgive Phil!

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lesthat

It seems of terrible taste to now speak all to that sweepings that Dime is not here for stating it or denying it, asi to me that young lady, if it wants to do something good by our better hero learns to touch the guitar, to see if at least it arrives to him at the heels to the good Dime, I am certainly that it would like more to Dimebag than to see its ex- ones ventilating cheap gadgets to become publicity, the fame gains with work, delivery to the ideals since it made Dime, please do not opaquen its good name with a pile of bullsheet trivialities.

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dimenmary

rita, could you please stop with the publicity tour in the name of 'remembering dime' you've been on? darrell would never in a million years condone this mess. there are so many unbelievable things about him, i don't get where you have even FIVE MINUTES to spend talking trash. step away from it for a second. take yourself out of the picture, just for a minute. the boys will and would have, taken care of the boys. there's no chance for some things now, don't you see how awful that is? it's horrible. let the boys deal with the boy stuff. just be that girl that used to do so much for them. that's why they loved you in the first place. don't give yourself to everybody in the business just because dime was a guitar player. let these people get their info somewhere else. who cares. this is so 2002-old. alot of us love phil. you might again too, if you would sit down with him for a second. dime's not coming back, he's just not coming back. but we can miss the f out of him. what's wrong with loving the hell out of people like he did? pat will be pat, gale had a medical problem. please stop the battle-chatter. guitar world, you're reaching.

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dralithi

Don't try to be Rolling Stone. You fail miserably at it. Remember that G'n'R song "get in the ring"? Yeah, that now those lyrics apply to you.

Get in the ring!

Punks.

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dimebagdave

dime was and still is an inspiration to all heavy guitar players and he will be missed. god bless him and his family and loved ones. they lossed more than all of us

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mihiruthere93

SHUT UP YOU STUPID BITCH.

I love Dime, and will miss him forever, but honestly, blaming Phil for his death!? That is the most ridiculous thing I have EVER heard. He might have made a few mistakes in the past, but geez. it's not like he put the gun in the fucker's hands.

HOW WAS HE TO KNOW THAT HIS ACTIONS WOULD CAUSE THE DEATH OF ONE OF HIS CLOSEST FRIENDS.

Phil always honored and loved Dime. You can't just kick him when he's down like that.

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mondo_bondo

This is way too much....Rita, what's next? Are you going to put his guitars on "E-Bay"? How about his clothes? They should bring in a good "buck".

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diego316

Pointing fingers isn't what it's about...

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enoughalready

I used to think that all those people who were accusing you of profitting off of Dimebag's memory were full of shit...now I agree with them. Also why is it that after Dimebag has died that you have started dressing like a colossal slut?

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enoughalready

I am getting so sick of this crap. I used to feel sorry for Rita but now all I hear is her slam fests about Phil and I'm starting to feel sorry for him and feeling disgust toward Rita. I thought this issue of Guitar World was going to be about Dimebag winning the "Best Guitarist of whatever" but it seems Rita has high jacked it to be her own private soapbox for her own self serving purposes. Poor Dimebag. What's even sadder about that is that Guitar World has let her babble on like an angry psycho, who is in massive denial and has a need to place the blame on everyone who has even a slight part in this whole tragedy. She has taken over the issue to hog the spot light from Dimebag so she can be the center of his hard earned attention. I guess this is Rita's way of becoming a rock star without actually doing the work by riding in on Dimebag's coat tails. Now she's stooping to talking shit about Pat Lachman. Hey Rita! It's always easy to put words in someone's mouth and claim they have said certain things to you, but the shitty thing about that is that Dimebag isn't around to confirm or deny what he supposedly said about Lachman and he can't defend himself if it is true. That's pretty low. Rita, you need psychiatric help. I'm going to stop reading this shit. I have better things to numb my brain with.

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adamrich81

I don't think anyone misses Dime more than the people that were really close to him, like Rita. This feels like someone looking to assign blame to achieve closure for themselves. I don't think Dime would've wanted us all trying to assign blame or carry on this negativity. I think he'd want us to carry on the metal brotherhood he helped pioneer. I just think this is a negative article that doesn't help anyone grieve, it just helps us all to hate Phil even more, which isn't really necessary. As far as the fact of the blame goes, Dime was going to kick ass in whichever band he was in, whatever stadium or sleazy club he rolled into. Bands break up, it happens it didn't change who Dime was to his friends and family, and certainly not to those of us who loved him from afar.

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mangry

RIP DIME WE LOVE YOU
XOXO

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kenturner66

ANOTHER THING I WOULD LIKE TO ADD IS THAT PLEASE DO NOT BOTHER WATSING YOUR TIME INTERVIEWING SOME DUMBSHIT BITCH ABOUT HER WHACKED OUT OPINION AND LOGIC OF DIMES DEATH AGAIN PLEASE.I WOULD THINK THIS MAGAZINE WOULD BE BETTER THEN THIS TO LOWER IT SELF AND LET RITA TALK SHIT ABOUT SOMETHING SHE REALLY HAS NO RIGHT TO TALK ABOUT PUBLICALLY. HER TWISTED VIEWS AND ACCUSATIONS OF DIMES DEATH AND BALME ON PHIL ARE GARBAGE AND SHE KNOWS IT .I DONT KNOW WHAT THE FUCK SHES TRYING TO PROVE OTHER THEN TRYING TO PROFIT OFF OF DIMES DEATH AND THATS FUCKING JUST SICK IN ITS OWN SELF.GO AWAY AND GO FIND ANOTHER WALLET TO KISS UP TOO RITA YOUR NOT WANTED IN THE MUSIC WORLD NOR WILL YOU EVER BE.

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kenturner66

LOOK BOTTOM LINE WE LOST ONE OF METALS FINEST GUITAR PLAYERS DUE TO THE SENSELESS ACTS OF ONE SICK MOTHER FUCKER WHO WANTED TO BLAME SOMEONE FOR THE BREAK UP OF PANTERA.I ADMIT THAT WAS A TRAGEDY. BUT LOOK HOW MANY BANDS BREAK UP OR GET NEW SINGERS TO REPLACE OLD ONES EVERY FUCKING DAY!!!AND STILL GO ON .FORTUANTELY DIME AND VINNIE DECIDED TO FORM ANOTHER CHAPTER INSTEAD OF REPAIRING PANTERA AND CREATED DAMAGEPLAN.THEY DID WHAT MADE THEM HAPPY TO PLAY HEAVY METAL MUSIC FOR THE FANS AND TO MAKE A LIVING DOING WHAT THEY LOVED AND WHAT THEY DO BEST.RITA HOW DARE YOU PUT THE BLAME ON PHIL!! YEAH HE MAY HAVE MADE MISTAKES AND QUIT THE BAND AND IM SURE HE REGRETS IT BUT THATS FUCKING LIFE .TO BALME THE GUY FOR MAKING A WRONG DECISION AND BLAMING HIM FOR DIMES DEATH IS JUST BULLSHIT .WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES WERE ONLY HUMAN .YOUR NOT PHIL YOU DONT LIVE HIS LIFE .FOR ALL WE KNOW HES DECISION TO LEAVE PANTERA MAY HAVE BEEN THE BEST THING FOR HIM TO DO AT THE TIME AND BEEN THE RIGHT DECISION FOR HIM,YOU WANT TO FUCKING BLAME SOMEONE BLAME GOD!!!! GOD MADE US AND GOD CALLS ALL OF US HOME AND GIVES US ALL A TIME TO BE THERE!! AND HE DOES THIS FOR A REASON. YOU MAKE ME SICK TO JUDGE ANOTHER HUMAN BEING FOR A MANS DEATH THAT HE HAD NO IDEA WOULD HAPPEN AND WAS FAR BEYOND HIS FUCKING CONTROL.DIME WAS A GOOD MAN AND GREAT GUY AND I HAD THE PLAESURE TO MEET HIM TWICE!!!!! BUT UNFORTUNATELY HIS TIME HAD TO END HERE SO EARLY IN HIS LIFE. DIME MADE THE DESCISION TO FORM DAMAGE PLAN AND MOVE ON AND HE PUT HIM SELF IN THEM SHIT HOLES AS YOU CALL THEM .HE COULD OF CHOOSEN A DIFFERENT PATH AND IM NOT SAYING HE WAS AT FAULT FOR HIS OWN DEATH BUT HE ALSO HAD CONTROL OF HIS OWN LIFE AND HE SPENT IT DOING WHAT HE LOVED AND DID IT ANYWAY HE COULD DO IT TO BE OUT THERE FOR HIS FANS .GROW THE FUCK UP AND FUCK YOUR SELF AND STOP BLAMING PHIL ANSELMO!!!

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burnie66

i just got done reading the interview and i respectfully ask that this not be brought up IN THE MEDIA. if there is an issue that needs addressed do it privatly and leave it that way,this is a slap in my face as well as Phils and Darrells and it isnt going to help anyone overcome the grief or deal with the loss,

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glen

Why blame Phil for his death, the guy has been through a lot the last couple of years. And I'm sure he's feeling guilty about Dime's death but that's all because of the people who blame him!
It is true that they wouldn't play in that shithole if Pantera was still together. But the only one to blame is that fucker who shot him, and only that guy.

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cbh_dbd420

well he cant feel that guilty while he's so drugged out that he didn't even realize dime was dead until he was soaked in multiple buckets of ice water to sober him up from his "Down"(clever band nasme phil, but not really)

and you know what phil may not be entirely to blame but fuck him for sayin that "Darrell needs to be severely beaten" and for breakin up pantera when he wasn't even around in the beginning

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cbh_dbd420

seriously tho ask vinnie or rita what they think of phil, and i mean if anyones defending phil it should be vinnie and rita, i mean they didn't jus wake up one day and were all like "Lets hate Phil, i cant even remember what he looks like but lets hate him anyways"

bottom line Phil fucked up, and dime sure wasn't his friend any more quote unquote "If I wanted an asshole for a singer i'd call Phil Anselmo, at least with that motherfucker i can make money"

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truth

I totally agree with u on this 1 i can't beleive how many people blame him for it and it has nothing to do with him. Like fuckin really! It pisses me off so much to see 1 of Dime's friends being blamed.

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