Phil Anselmo Open To Pantera Reunion With Wylde

He says conversation needs to happen with Vinnie Paul first

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The only person who wants to see Zakk Wylde fill-in for Dimebag in a Pantera reunion is Zakk Wylde.

Well, him and Phil Anselmo, Pantera’s frontman.

Now, they just have to find someone to play drums, because something tells me Vinnie Paul would rather masturbate with a cheese grater than play with that pair.

Matt Pinfield spoke with Phil during last weekend’s Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio, and let’s just say Anselmo isn’t opposed to the idea.

“I think the situation would have to be correct,” Anselmo began before Pinfield interjected that Zakk would be the perfect guy to step in for Dimebag.

“Yeah, yeah, yeah. No doubt,” Philip agreed. “We [Down] are on tour with fucking Black Label Society right now, and don’t ever underestimate the power of conversation between Zakk and I. And I know Rex [Brown] is a smart man. But at the end of the day, there would have to be a meeting at a table — or without a table — between Rex, Vince [Vinnie Paul Abbott] and I, and there would have to be a big-time understanding between the two of us before anything happens at all.”

He continued:

“Otherwise I think… There is a great percentage of me that says, ‘This generation deserves it. Let’s do it.’ And then there’s a reservation in me that says, ‘You know what, man? Legacies get passed down. This, that, the other. Maybe we should leave it alone and just let it be part of lore and the history and whatnot.’”

I hate how, for like three months out of every year, we’ve gotta hear about various dudes being down to get Pantera back together. And then it never happens.

It won’t happen this time either, but props to Zakk for campaigning so hard.

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