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The band Hellyeah, with Vinnie Paul and Bob Kakaha
The band Hellyeah, with Vinnie Paul and Bob Kakaha

Damageplan was an American heavy metal supergroup from Dallas, Texas, formed in 2003. Following the demise of their previous group Pantera, brothers Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul started a new band with bassist Bob Kakaha and vocalist Patrick Lachman, a guitarist formerly with Diesel Machine and Halford. They released their only studio album, New Found Power, in the United States on February 10, 2004; it debuted at number 38 on the Billboard 200. Later that year Damageplan was promoting the album at a concert at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio, when a man climbed on stage, killed Darrell and three others, and wounded another seven before being fatally shot by a police officer. Some witnesses said that the assailant blamed the brothers for Pantera's breakup and believed that they had stolen his lyrics. Paul and Kakaha later joined the band Hellyeah (pictured). Damageplan has been inactive since the incident. (Full article...)