PANTERA MAN REGRETS ‘DIMEBAG’ BEATING COMMENTS

The former Pantera frontman writes to the family of his slain former bandmate…

PHIL ANSELMO expressed his regret for comments that appeared in the wake of former [url=]PANTERA bandmate DARRELL “DIMEBAG” ABBOT’s shooting.

Abbot was murdered along with three other people when gunman Nathan Gale opened fire at a Damageplan gig in Columbus, Ohio on December 8.

Shortly afterwards an interview with Anselmo conducted before the shooting appeared in a UK music magazine in which he suggested Abbot should be “severely beaten”.

Posting on [url=] philanselmo.com, the singer offered to make peace with Abbot’s family.

“I’m hoping my biggest hope; that they realize that the bad stuff written about our bands and ourselves was coerced nonsense made to sell magazines,” wrote Anselmo, adding: “I’m crushed for the loss of my friend that I loved, for Vince his brother… for all of his good friends…None of what I have said will ever bring him back, and it hurts so bad.”