Discussing the possibility of a Pantera
reunion featuring Zakk Wylde
on guitar, singer Phil Anselmo
was quite open to the idea, noting that a few records had to be put straight prior to taking any steps.
Chatting with Fanpass
, Anselmo commented that first and foremost, "the situation would have to be correct."
Responding to the interviewer's comments that Wylde would be the perfect guy to fill in Dime's spot, Phil agreed, saying, "Yeah, yeah, yeah. No doubt. We are on tour with f--king Black Label Society right now, and don't ever underestimate the power of conversation between Zakk and I."And I know Rex
] 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
] and I, and there would have to be a big-time understanding between the two of us before anything happens at all,"
the singer pointed out (via Blabbermouth
Focusing on his feelings about the idea, Phil said, "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.'"
In conclusion, the vocalist added, "If there was ever a proper presentation, like, OK, Pantera is back together, Zakk's on guitar, that would be a massive feeling. That would be outrageous. And I would go to war. I would be in the best shape possible."
In related news, Phil, Zakk and Rex recently got on stage together for a performance of Pantera's "I'm Broken
" during a Dallas, Texas concert last Friday (May 23). The crowd's response was as raging as expected, check out the clip below for a part of atmosphere.