Niagara Gazette — "It's sad to know the next day, 'Dimebag' was taken from us. He treated us like we knew him, like we were lifelong friends. It was certainly a learning experience for me."
As for what fans can expect come Saturday's curtain call, Penque's voice isn't the only blast from STEMM's past hitting the stage. After Penque left the band, Tom "T.J." Frost took over before he, too, left in July 2007. Frost will make his return Saturday as well.
This means all three frontmen the band has had will be on stage Saturday.
Former bassist Stephen Crowl, who left the band after a medical emergency, will also take a final turn with the band.
"I'm really, really excited to go out this way," Cafarella said. "It never really occurred to me how long the band's been together until we started preparing for this. This will be many fans one and only experience to see what STEMM was like."
"I just want to put on the best show I can for the fans," Penque added. "I want them to remember what it was like for them when we first started."IF YOU GO • WHAT: STEMM's final show • WHEN: Evening starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday • WHERE: Town Ballroom, 681 Main St., Buffalo • TICKETS: $12