If Pantera Reunited, They Would Tap Zakk Wylde To Takeover For Dime
That’s weird, dude.
I don’t think I can approve of that. At all. For one, Dime was one of a kind. Seriously. Listen to Vulgar Display and tell me that dude was not unique. Second, a Pantera reunion would just spit in the face of every fan, really. It’s too soon, still, to even be talking about that. It hasn’t even been ten years.
But, yeah — that hasn’t stopped Pantera and HellYeah drummer Vinnie Paul from saying something upsetting.
Apparently, Paul recently discussed the possibility of a Pantera reunion, and would get Zakk Wylde — who likes to talk big — to takeover for his late brother, “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott.
“I spent two hours with Zakk, sitting down, a really great talk about… he calls (Dimebag) ‘the old man.’ I mean, him and my brother were so tight. If it ever were to happen, he would be the guy,” Vinnie Paul says.
It can never happen. It should not happen.
“But I honestly think, out of respect for my brother, I think we should just leave the 14 amazing years Pantera had be,” Vinnie says, rectifying the matter.
“We’re all happy doing our own thing. We have to continue living and do other things. But like I said the 20th anniversary of “Vulgar Display Of Power” is coming — that was our best record ever. There’s a song on there gonna be, actually there’s a new song that nobody’s ever heard, ‘Piss.’ ‘You’re just piss in the wind.’ It’s totally Phil, it’s totally his attitude, everything that Pantera was all about. I’m really proud of it. I’m really excited to see it…”
The 20th anniversary edition of Pantera‘s Vulgar Display Of Power will be released May 15 through Rhino.