Black Label Society guitarist Zakk Wylde and Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante have joined the reunited Pantera for his or her coming 2023 tour. In response to Billboard (and Blabbermouth), the tour and addition of each Wylde and Benante have been greenlit by the estates of Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. That is particularly fascinating on condition that Brown mentioned final evening that Wylde won’t be part of issues, regardless of his feedback over time that he’d like to do it.
The inclusion of Wylde is finally not stunning – Wylde has made it very well-known over time that he’d love to affix the band ought to they ever reunite. Wylde mentioned in a 2019 interview that he felt he would not be changing Dimebag if a reunion occurred, however as an alternative celebrating his music. “When Saint Vinnie [late Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, who died in June 2018] was nonetheless round, they have been speaking about it then. I imply, the best way I all the time checked out it’s it is a Pantera celebration and an honor. I imply, each evening I am taking part in with Ozz, we honor Saint Rhoads [late Ozzy guitarist Randy Rhoads]. I am taking part in the Randy stuff each evening, and I am blessed and it is an honor to do it. Mainly, we’re paying tribute to Randy each evening — preserving his music alive.”
The Pantera reunion tour was introduced final evening. Vocalist Phil Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown have formally signed with Artist Group Worldwide for a Pantera tour occurring someday in 2023, although no particular dates or timeframes have been introduced.
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