One of the most innovative, influential and respected metal guitar players of the past century was ruthlessly killed on stage yesterday by a deranged fan. Dimebag Darrell is no longer alive. We as metal fans have been robbed of his musical talents. I was never able to see Pantera live, since their shows always sold out in minutes. eBay didn't exist then. He was 38. Here are a few lines from the Pantera song Cemetary Gates.

Well I guess You took my youth I gave it all away Like the birth of a New-found joy This love would end in rage