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.
Phil Anselmo has been incredibly open lately about wanting to bury the hatchet with Pantera bandmate and Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul. Anselmo has repeatedly stated that his "door is wide open" for a reconciliation with Vinnie Paul, but in a new interview, the drummer reiterates that he simply has no interest in reconnecting with Anselmo.
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.