Zakk Wylde on Potential PANTERA Reunion: "How Could I Say No?"
Published: May 29, 2012 - 5:34am
Earlier this month, former vocalist for Pantera, Phil Anselmo commented on the possibility of a reunion with metal guitarist Zakk Wylde filling in on guitar for the late Dimebag Darrell Abbott. Now Wylde has confirmed he would be interested.
While speaking with 98KUPD.com, Phil Anselmo spoke on the slim possibility of reuniting with Pantera members Rex Brown and Vinnie Abbott. After guitarist Dimebag Darrell was murdered on stage years ago, Pantera had already been on hiatus but everything boiled over as Anselmo and Vinnie Abbott's feud led many to believe that the band had passed on along with the late guitarist. Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society) has long been rumored to be the only guitarist worthy of replacing Dimebag on stage if Pantera ever reunited and was one of the Dimebag's closest friends. Anselmo commented on Wylde filling that void saying, "My door is always open. I love those guys, I love… Put it this way: I miss that Pantera feel, the feeling of walking out on that stage and performing those songs and having that massive audience just turn into this swirling whirlpool of bodies."
Now, Wylde has also responded to the possibility of filling in for his late friend on guitar duties saying, "I love all those guys. It would be an honor. How could I say no? I'd do my best to make them proud."