Saturday marks a very sad day for the metal world as rockers remember one of the greatest contributors to the industry. Back in 2004 on December 8th, Pantera and Damageplan guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott was murdered while on stage by a crazed gunman. That Columbus, Ohio show where Damageplan was performing also happened to be the show that gunman Nathan Gale decided to bring a loaded 9mm handgun shooting Abbott three times in the head and then shooting and killing three others. We also remember the band’s head of security, Jeff “Mayhem” Thompson, who was killed tackling Gale. The venue’s employee Erin Halk was also killed. Audience member Nathan Bray was killed while trying to perform CPR on Abbott and Thompson. In honor of those killed, WQLZ will air a Pantera or Damageplan song every hour Saturday. Rock on, Dimebag!
10 Years in town this weekend
Saturday at Boondocks, it’s 10 Years! The Springfield venue on way north Dirksen welcomes 10 Years with special guests Red Letter Merchant and Atrya. Can’t wait for that show Saturday? You may luck out and find someone selling tickets outside of the sold out show down at Pops where Chevelle is playing tonight. 10 Years will be opening up for that sold out Chevelle show at Pops in Sauget tonight.
New reality show
Vince Neil plans a reality show where he will take to the skies as a certified pilot. The show is titled Vince Neil Escapes will air on PBS sometime in 2013.
Catch the Music Minute every weekday with the Free Beer and Hot Wings Show on 92-7 WQLZ, the Rock Station