Phil Anselmo Confirms There Is No PANTERA Reunion with Zakk Wylde Planned
I don't understand this desire for a Pantera reunion with Zakk Wylde filling in for Dimebag. Just…no! Forget about the fact that Vinnie Paul and Phil Anselmo still aren't talking to each other, Vinnie Paul has said that while Zakk would be the guy, that a reunion will never happen. Because of this hearsay, during a recent radio station interview, Phil Anselmo was asked if there will ever be plans for a reunion with Wylde, and not surprisingly, his response was:
“Wishful thinking. And I hate to say that, too. You know, really… I would… Put it this way: my door is always open. I love those guys, I love… Put it this way: I miss that Pantera feel, the feeling of walking out on that stage and performing those songs and having that massive audience just turn into this swirling whirlpool of bodies. That is something that is missable, for sure. Believe me, man, if that were a truth, I would tell you, but man, the truth of it all is it’s pretty much wishful thinking at this point.”
Optimists will cling onto the fact that Phil ended the quote with "at this point" but I really don't see it happening. And, plus… how often do members of Pantera (and Slayer, and Megadeth AND Anthrax) get together to jam out Pantera tunes anyway? Heck, it just happened a few months ago. People can get their fill that way, but Pantera is over. Let it rest.