I thought that, at the last meeting of the Heavy Metal Journos People Give A Fuck About, us journalists collectively agreed to stop asking former members of Pantera redundant questions about that band’s possible reunion.
That shit ain’t happening without Dime. End of discussion.
Natalie Perez of Natalie’s World must have missed the memo. I know she wasn’t at the meeting.
She asked Phil Anselmo the ever-popular reunion question, with a new twist — where would he like Pantera to play, if they did a one-night only reunion gig?
“Well, see, that’s a complex question because, first of all, Dimebag is not alive anymore, and that fact is a gigantic thing,” observed Phil.
See Nats? No Dime, no time.
“And really, there would have to be a lot of sitting down and going over a lot of very important elements between myself and the other members of Pantera — choosing a guitar player [to play the gig] and whatnot,” says Phil.
Zakk Wylde has already said he is more than willing to step into his old pal’s shoes. I think that would be an insult to Dime and his legacy. But that’s just me. And I’m a raving lunatic.
“It’s a completely hypothetical situation, really, [but] I guess, a knee-jerk reaction, or answer, to that question would be, why not where it all started? Why not play where everything began, really, which is Dallas, Texas. I don’t see why any other city would make much sense. But still, once again, it’s not fair to the East Coast or the West Coast, [because] Pantera fans are everywhere. So that’s a tough question for me to answer. But I guess… Hypothetically, I’d say Dallas, Texas.”
She later asked him if he hates Pantera questions, what will all the other projects he’s involved. He graciously tells her he doesn’t care, but how can that be true?
Imagine someone only asked you about the last job you had. You’ve got a new job, of course, that you really dig and are really involved in. But all anyone asked you about was that last gig you had. Would that not suck?
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