According to Launch Radio Networks, a publicist for Pantera sent a scathing email to the E! cable network after it requested permission to re-enact the December 2004 onstage murder of Pantera and Damageplan guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott.
“The entertainment and gossip network had apparently asked permission to dramatize the crime for a program called 25 Most Chilling Hollywood Murders. In her response, publicist Janie Hoffman wrote, ‘I realize there is nothing anyone can do to stop E! from producing garbage like this, as you've built your audience on the backs of other people's private lives, creating some type of warped reality out of your garbage...make believe it's your child who got his brains splattered all over a stage in Ohio. And then you turn on E! (and there it is). Oh, the magic of television!’
"The answer is no, and on behalf of everyone that was there that night and everyone that misses him every day, you can take that no and shove it up your collective asses.’"
And that, my friends, is incredibly awesome!
Pantera Publicist Lashes Out At E! Network