Zakk Wylde says he would be up for playing guitar with Pantera if they ever reunite, in the same week that frontman Phil Anselmo has expressed his wish to bring the band together again.
Anselmo says there's little hope of him reconciling with drummer Vinnie Paul who saw his brother Dimebag Darrell who played guitar in Pantera get shot on stage.
Wylde was asked by the Phoenix New Times if he would ever consider stepping in to a reunion. "That's up to Vinnie, Rex, and Phil. If they ever wanted me to honor Dimebag, of course I would do it," he says. "It's not replacing anybody - you're talking about Dime. It's like Randy Rhoads. You're celebrating his greatness and honoring all things he has done with Pantera."
Discussion around a Pantera reunion might be ramping up, but that doesn't make it easier for its former members to reconcile their differences, according to Anselmo.
"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 last week. "Put it this way: my door is open always; his door is closed and locked."
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