Phil is open to a Pantera reunion with Zakk Wylde on guitar, but nothing will happen until drummer Vinnie Abbott is ready to talk.
Posted on Apr 24, 2013 02:27 pm
Phil Anselmo says fans should forget about ever seeing a Pantera reunion until drummer Vinnie Abbott is ready to talk.
Pantera broke up in 2003, and Vinnie's brother Dimebag Darrell was shot on stage at a Damageplan gig one year later. Anselmo never managed to reconcile his differences with the Abbott brothers before Darrell's death.
When asked by Radio Metal (via Blabbermouth) if he's tired of being asked about a potential Pantera reunion, Anselmo said he understands why fans want more but in reality it's a hard thing to revive.
"It's not a very hopeful thing to think about, because I would guess Vinnie Paul and I would have to sit down and talk, and right now, I don't think he wants to talk about that at all. And he definitely, sure as hell, doesn't wanna talk to me," Anselmo said.
He continued: "Put it this way: my door is open always; his door is closed and locked. And until we can sort the situation out - if we can ever sort the situation out - then I would pretty much forget about a Pantera reunion."
That doesn't mean Anselmo has moved on from Pantera, despite giving his current project Down his full attention these days.
"I think about Pantera every day, as well there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about Dimebag, or I'm not reminded in one way or another of the days of Pantera and how I view things today," he said. "Pantera, for me, was a very positive thing in my life for many years, so I choose to remember the good stuff."
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