VINNIE PAUL on PANTERA Reunion: "It's Never Gonna Happen"
Almost one year ago, I kindly asked all reporters, journalists and bloggers to please leave Vinnie Paul alone about a Pantera reunion, because it would never happen. Besides the fact that, oh hey, the main driving creative force behind the band, and Vinnie's brother, Dimebag Darrel is dead, frontman Phil Anselmo and Vinnie haven't talked since his death and Vinnie has no plans to talk to Phil, despite Phil wanting to bury the hatchet.
So naturally, Vinnie was asked again about a Pantera reunion recently and gave the most succinct answer possible:
How does Pantera get back together without Dimebag Darrell? That's the bottom line. It's never gonna happen.
Leave the fucking guy alone about this already, this is ridiculous!
On the bright side, Paul was asked about unheard Dimebag demos and if they would ever see the light of day, and Vinnie seemed open to it down the road, when he has more time, saying:
I'm so busy with HELLYEAH right now, and it's really my main focus. Whenever I find the time and I think the time is right, I'll definitely find a way to put it out and get it out for people to hear, because, definitely, my brother still has a lot of great works that people haven't heard, and I definitely want people to hear it.
Now THAT is something to look forward to!