I couldn't ******* believe this when I heard it on the radio this morning.
I went to see Pantera back in 2000 after the Reinventing the Steel album came out. Great show, and you could tell Dimebag loved what he did for a living.
My brother's a huge heavy metal fan, and Pantera/Damage Plan/Down in particular, so he isn't taking this too well.
Also, December 8th, 2004 is exactly 24 years to the day after Lennon was shot and killed. Chilling, no?