Rumors were once again swirling recently of a possible Pantera reunion after Phil Anselmo, in a recent interview, stated, “…If there was ever a proper presentation, like, OK, Pantera is back together, Zakk’s on guitar, that would be a massive feeling,” and that a reunion could only happen if, “…the situation would have to be correct.” It got a lot of people hyped up and excited that after more than a decade there might be a new opportunity to see the band live once again.
However, in a recent interview with Revolver, ex-drummer Vinnie Paul has made it more than clear that this will not be happening.
If you had an ex-wife, and it was a pretty bitter split, you might not ever want to talk to her again. Who cares if everybody in the family and your friends want you to say hello again? It’s your choice whether you want to do it or not. And I think a lot of people are selfish. They say, ‘Oh, he oughtta just kiss and make up with Phil and everything will be cool. And then they can go get Zakk Wylde and everything’s gonna be great.’ No, everything’s not gonna be great.
Sorry ladies and gentlemen, looks like Pantera has been put to rest for good.