We got all excited when a few days ago Phil Anselmo started talking about a potential Pantera reunion. Zakk Wylde seemed to dig the idea too, so there was only once piece of the puzzle missing: Vinnie Paul. But that piece of the puzzle doesn’t want to hear anything of a Pantera reunion.
The reunion hopes were ignited after Phil recently told Fanpass that “there is a great percentage of me that says, ‘This generation deserves [Pantera reunion]. Let’s do it.'” But Vince came and gave fans a cold dose of reality:
“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.”
Speaking with Blabbermouth, he went even further, calling the people who want such a reunion ‘selfish’:
“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.”
So, there you have it. Chalk it up to Led Zeppelin-esque never gonna happen reunions.
Meanwhile, Zakk Wylde, Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown gave us the closest thing to a reunion we’ll likely ever have – they performed Pantera’s classic track “I’m Broken” on stage on May 23 at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas.
Check out the footage below for a part of the atmosphere.