December 8, 2012 by finetuningblog
I found it alarming today that google news’ Top Stories and Entertainment sections didn’t have anything on John Lennon. For those of you that don’t know, today is the thirty-second anniversary of his tragic death.
Lennon was gunned down by a crazed fan back in 1980 in front of his home in New York City. John Lennon is one of the most iconic musicians in history and even though he has been gone for so long, his message of peace, love, and hope will always remain with us.
And on a lighter note, here is a funnier look at Lennon:
Another music icon died on this day eight years ago. Pantera’s legendary guitar player, Dimebag Darrell Abbott was shot onstage in Ohio in 2004. Darrell pioneered many guitar techniques that are now standard in metal guitar playing.
There’s an alarmingly low amount of awareness for Darrell’s death on google news today as well. Ironically, a bulk of the related stories are about a different metal band – Lamb of God.
Randy Blythe, Lamb of God’s singer is looking at up to ten years in prison for manslaughter after the events in a concert in Prague. Apparently, a fan climbed onto the stage, and Blythe pushed the fan back to defend himself. The fan fell and hit his head on concrete. He died two weeks later from the injuries.
The band’s manager Larry Mazer said “In the years since the murder on stage of Dimebag Darrell Abbott, performers of all genres have had to become more guarded while performing in response to the dangers presented by fans trying to become part of the performance. We believe that Randy responded professionally to the numerous amount of fans rushing the stage that day, a number of them captured on videos that have been posted on the Internet. We have testimony from the venue operator that acknowledges lax security and an improper barricade being used that evening. Numerous testimonies from fans also were contradictory as to the actions of the multiple fans that tried to access the stage.” You can read more about this story on myspace music’s breaking new page.