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Drummer Vinnie Paul on Pantera Reunion: ‘It’s Never Gonna Happen’

Vinnie Paul
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Despite the tragic death of shredder 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott and the hostility held between certain members of the great Pantera, there has been rumblings of a possible reunion of the band for the past few years. Pantera / Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul hasn't been one to pioneer any sort of reunion, and while paying tribute to late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman along with his late brother Dimebag, the drummer addressed the Pantera situation with a simple bat-away.

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Guns N’ Roses + Pantera Rockers Join Forces for New Kiss Tribute Band A.L.I.V.E.!

Bumblefoot and Rex Brown
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Leave it to Kiss to bring four diverse rockers together for a new project. Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal and Pantera and Kill Devil Hill bassist Rex Brown are just two of the members of the new all-star Kiss tribute band A.L.I.V.E.!.  A.L.I.V.E.! also features former Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy, and Kill Devil Hill guitarist Mark Zavon. The foursome are calling their new collaboration A.L.I.V.E.! a true tribute to ‘70s era Kiss.

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Slayer + Philip Anselmo Perform Pantera Classic During Concert in Greece

Phil Anselmo + Kerry King
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Metal fans in Greece were lucky enough to witness a collaboration of godlike awesomeness last night (July 1), as Slayer and Phil Anselmo converged onstage to perform a classic metal anthem. Slayer and Anselmo have jammed together in the past, notably during the most recent Metal Masters clinic, but the Greek crowd was still privy to a rare and pummeling performance of Pantera's 'F---ing Hostile.'

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The Many Faces of Philip Anselmo

Phil Anselmo
Photo by Jimmy Hubbard

Whether you know frontman Philip Anselmo from his years with the almighty Pantera or you’ve seen him live with his current band Down, you've seen that this legendary vocalist puts his blood, sweat and tears into each performance.

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Late Pantera Guitarist ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott Immortalized in Canadian Wax Museum

Dimebag Darrell Wax Statue
Rock Legends Wax Museum

If you happen to be on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls anytime soon, you may want to check out the Rock Legends Wax Museum during your trip. The tourist attraction boasts a fair number of wax statues, but now metalheads can gather round a new life-sized figure of late Pantera guitarist 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott.

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Anthrax Rock 2013 Revolver Golden Gods With Pantera’s Philip Anselmo + Rex Brown

Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Anthrax kicked off the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods last night (May 2) with a set that included blistering performances of 'Caught in a Mosh' and 'Fight 'Em Till You Can't,' before the band welcomed the night's first surprise guests -- Pantera's Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown -- for a performance of Pantera

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Philip Anselmo on Pantera Bandmate Vinnie Paul: ‘First and Foremost, I’d Tell Him I Love Him’

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The discord between singer Philip Anselmo and drummer Vinnie Paul has been well chronicled, with Anselmo recently expressing his desire to reconnect with his onetime Pantera bandmate.

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‘Metal Head Baby’ Headbangs to Pantera – Best of YouTube

Metalhead Pantera Baby

This metalhead baby is the real deal! We don't know if his parents should be praised or punished for subjecting him to Pantera's 'F---ing Hostile,' but what ensues is pure metal gold! This kid is totally into the song. He bangs his head and raises his fists at the

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Pantera / Down Frontman Phil Anselmo Praises Record Store Day’s Passion

Kathy Flynn,

It's Record Store Day today (April 20) and music fans around the world are heading to their local independent shops to support the longtime standard of how to purchase music. Making the experience even more of an event is the amount of bands and labels responsible for issuing unique vinyl releases and other specialty items tied to the day. One rocker enthused that there is such a thing as Record Store Day is Pantera / Down frontman Phil Anselmo.

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Phil Anselmo Reveals Title, Release Date + Artwork of First Solo Album

Kathy Flynn,

Phil Anselmo has fronted some of metal's best-known bands, but he's ready to step out on his own. The Pantera / Down / Superjoint Ritual frontman has announced that his first solo album, 'Walk Through Exits Only,' is now on schedule for a July 16 release date.

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