VIDEO: Vinnie Paul Talks Pantera “Reunion”
Legendary Pantera drummer and current Hellyeah sticksman Vinnie Paul has discussed the possibility of ever seeing a Pantera “reunion” take place with Black Label Society mainman Zakk Wylde taking over guitar duties from Dimebag Darrell, who was killed onstage by a gunman in December 8 2004.
“I spent two hours with Zakk, sitting down — a really great talk about… [Zakk] calls [Dimebag] ‘the old man.’,” says Vinnie. “I mean, [Zakk] and my brother were so tight. If [a Pantera reformation] ever were to happen, [Zakk] would be the guy [to step in for Dimebag]. But I honestly think, out of respect for my brother, we should just leave the 14 amazing years Pantera had be. We’re all happy doing our own thing. We have to continue living and do other things. But the 20th anniversary of ‘Vulgar Display Of Power’ is coming — that was our best record ever. There’s a new song on [the upcoming 20th-anniversary reissue of 'Vulgar'] nobody’s ever heard. ‘You’re just piss in the wind.’ It’s totally Phil [Anselmo, former Pantera singer] — his attitude, everything that Pantera was all about. I’m really proud of it. I’m really excited to see it [come out].”
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A deluxe special edition of classic Pantera opus ‘Vulgar Display Of Power’ will be released on May 21 to coincide with the album’s 20th anniversary. The set will feature a previously unreleased Pantera song, ‘Piss’. Which is nice.