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With the recent 10th anniversary of Darrell Abbott’s death gone, the world goes another year without hearing of a potential reunion, or an honoring of Dimebag’s legacy. It’s sad too, as many artists have come forward in support of a potential reunion. The closest that we have come is Phil Anselmo doing a few Pantera songs with Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, but without Rex Brown or Vinnie Paul, stuff like that could never be considered a Pantera reunion.
Now, Zakk Wylde has come forward on December 11th’s episode of Do You Know Jack? to say more about the potential Pantera reunion:
"It's definitely a good time [whenever I get to play Pantera songs with former Pantera singer Philip Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown]. I mean, if somebody was to say 'a reunion,' I'd go, well, it's a reunion of Phil, Rex and Vincenzo [drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott]. But I'm just saying, for me, it's just… it's me going in and honoring and paying tribute [to Dimebag] at the same time."
"Whenever we've gotten together and jammed on the tunes… and Vinnie sometimes is at Black Label gigs and Vinnie has gotten up on drums and jammed a Black Label tune. And between Hellyeah, we've all [toured and played] together. So it's always a good time whenever we're all hanging out together. But, like I said, whenever… 'Cause people always ask me, 'Is it ever gonna happen?' You know, that's all up to the fellows. But I love the guys. [And] I'm just a phone call away."
You can listen to the full chat below:
It’s not much of surprise that Wylde would be willing to lend a hand to a potential Pantera show, but it’s still nice that it’s out in the open. There are options to make it work, all that’s left is for Phil Anselmo and Vinnie Paul to put the past where it belongs, and bring us the Pantera songs we know and love, but mostly, to bring closure to one of the more influential bands of the 90s
In other news related to Pantera, Guitar World released a previously unreleased track from Dimebag himself circa 2001:Here the full track HERE! https://soundcloud.com/guitarworld/dimebag-darrell-whiskey-road/s-pCAxb