Monday, October 1, 2012
Philip Anselmo Keeps Getting Asked About A PANTERA "Reunion"!
It seems like the Heavy Music community is having a hard time moving on from the PANTERA days and focusing on the massive amount of talented bands that surfaced after the demise of PANTERA 11 years ago. While both Vinnie Paul (drummer) and Rex Brown (bassist) discard a PANTERA "reunion" since it is impossible to bring legendary guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott back from the dead, Philip Anselmo is ready to do it!
While this is a constant topic of discussion, we believe it is time to move on and let the PANTERA legacy be! Many believe that Zakk Wylde would be the perfect man to pay tribute to Dime, but to be honest you need at least two guitarists if you want to get even close to PANTERA infamous guitar sound. At the recent Metal Masters IV in New York City, it took SLAYER's Kerry King and Gary Hold, PLUS ANTHRAX's Scott Ian, to perform a slew of PANTERA songs and they managed to give them justice.
According to a recent interview with the Village Voice, Anselmo and Wylde spoke recently about the possibility of a PANTERA "reunion":
"I talked to Zakk about two weeks ago, and he's very open for it. He's got an open mind about it. But, truth be told, Vince [Abbott] has got a grudge against me that is really unfounded. And, honestly, I've always had a wide-open door when it comes to Vince.
"If it takes me standin' there and lettin' that little guy punch me in the fuckin' face repeatedly, over and over and over, til his hands were tired of hittin' my rock-hard fuckin' head, as long as we could sit down and talk afterwards, I'm all for it, man.
"Well, now, I didn't say that the Pantera thing is a realistic thing. I don't think that's the important thing. I think what the important thing is, what Zakk and I discussed, is just Vince actually dropping his guard and realizing there is no treachery afoot."
Here are a couple of interviews we conducted with Vinnie and Rex, in which they make it VERY clear that a PANTERA "reunion" is not going to happen.
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