For years, Pantera fans have been praying for vocalist Phil Anselmo and drummer Vinnie Paul to make peace. As members of such a legendary band, both Anselmo and Vinnie Paul are constantly being asked about their relationship with one another, along with the possibility of some sort of Pantera reunion. Although there may not be much progress with either one, Phil Anselmo recently revealed that he's "wide open" to reconnecting with Vinnie Paul and even discussing a Pantera reunion with the drummer.
This past Saturday, Dec. 8, marked the eight-year anniversary of Pantera / Damageplan guitarist 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott's tragic death. In his memory, Dimebag's brother, Hellyeah / Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul, took a moment onstage in Kansas City, Mo., to memorialize the fallen guitar legend as he brought tour mates Lamb of God, In Flames and Sylosis onstage for a round of Black Tooth Grin shots.
One of the most discussed topics of 2012 has been a possible Pantera reunion with Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde filling the spot of the late 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott. Throughout the past year, drummer Vinnie Paul and singer Phil Anselmo have addressed the subject, as has Zakk Wylde, who has publicly stated it would be an honor if he was asked to take part in a Pantera reunion.
Now, in what may come as a disappointment to some fans, Vinnie Paul no states that he has "no interest" in reuniting with his former bandmates.
In an exclusive interview with Loudwire, Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul talked about the legal situation Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe is currently in overseas in the Czech Republic. The legendary Pantera stickman knows all-too-well the dangers of fans jumping on-stage at live shows. Nearly eight years ago, his brother Dimebag Darrell was tragically shot and killed right in front of him during a Damageplan set in Columbus, Ohio.
Last night's episode (May 19) was the season finale of Season 10 of that 'Metal Show' and it closed on a high note with Pantera and Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul, who dropped by to discuss the 20th anniversary edition of 'Vulgar Display of Power.' It was a repeat engagement for the sticks handler, who guested on the show back when it filmed in NYC.