Not too long ago, former Pantera
drummer Vinnie Paul
said that if the metal greats would ever reunite, a replacement for late guitarist (and Vinnie's brother) "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott
would have to be carefully considered. Paul's suggestion: guitar god Zakk Wylde
In an interview with Billboard.com
, the Black Label Society
frontman offered his reaction: "I love all those guys. It would be an honor. How could I say no? I'd do my best to make them proud.
Of course, don't hold your breath. Other ex-Pantera members Phil Anselmo
and Rex Brown
dismissed the idea as "just talk
". Even Vinnie, who brought up the idea, said: "But I honestly think, out of respect for my brother, we should just leave the 14 amazing years Pantera had be. We're all happy doing our own thing. We have to continue living and do other things.
Thanks for the report to Bryan Wawzenek