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PHILIP ANSELMO: “I Miss Walking Out On Stage And Performing Those Pantera Songs”



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DOWN and former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo has commented about his thoughts on his relationship with Vinnie Paul and the likelihood of, yes, a PANTERA reunion with Zakk Wylde on guitar.

Here a couple excerpts from the discussion:

On whether there is any truth to rumours that a Pantera reunion is possible with Zakk Wylde filling in for the late “Dimebag” Darrell, Phil told Arizona radio station 98 KUPD:

“[It’s] wishful thinking. And I hate to say that, too. You know, really… I would… Put it this way: my door is always open. I love those guys, I love… Put it this way: I miss that Pantera feel, the feeling of walking out on that stage and performing those songs and having that massive audience just turn into this swirling whirlpool of bodies. That is something that is missable, for sure. Believe me, man, if that were a truth, I would tell you, but man, the truth of it all is it’s pretty much wishful thinking at this point.”



On whether a Pantera reunion is made impossible by the fact that some of the other surviving members of the band are less open to it, he adds:

“There has been a great distance since Darrell’s murder. I think Vinnie [Paul Abbott, Dimebag’s brother and Pantera/Hellyeah drummer] is in his own place. I can’t speak for the man and I cannot speak for what is going on in his mind, but there are still wide-open wounds and I guess we have taken different paths to some form of recovery that is healthy for us, so I’m not sure where he’s at in his mind. But, once again, I have nothing but love for Vince. I think the media has a whole lot to do with destroying our relationship. But, you know, the media does, the media does, the media does. And in this day and age, with computers and what-not, you get instantaneous quotes, lines, messages, what-not, tweets and Twitter, etc. etc. etc. Someone could blog, someone could comment, someone could just say, ‘This is rumoured… Pantera are getting back together,’ what-not, it’ll go as a truth or come out as a ‘perhaps,’ maybe it’s areal rumour, this type of thing. Either way, before any of that ever has to happen, Vince and I would have to sit down, hash out whatever problems, whatever demons may exist, and thus far, that day has not come. And, once again, I will say, my door is wide open.”

Listen to the interview in two parts HERE and HERE.

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Source: Metal Hammer

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