- Zakk Wylde says he is “beyond honored” to be a part of the Pantera tribute tour.
- The trek has yet to be officially announced, but reports surfaced last week that Pantera’s Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown would reunite next year for a tour with Wylde and Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante.
- In a weekend interview, Wylde said, “I think it’s a beautiful thing. It’s like when we do the Dimebash, it’s a celebration of Dime’s greatness. I think this is a Pantera celebration, that’s what it is. You’re celebrating Vinnie and Dime’s greatness and you’re celebrating all the mountains that Pantera conquered and crushed. Obviously, it’s not Pantera. Pantera is those four guys, it’s Phil, Rex, Dime and Vinnie. But it’s just like when Zeppelin went out with Jason Bonham playing, it was phenomenal. I told Jason, I was just, like, ‘Dude, you crushed it, man.’ It’s a great thing just to hear them play that music again.”
- What other band should get a “celebration”tour?