Vinnie Paul: ‘How Does Pantera Get Back Together Without Dimebag? It’s Never Gonna Happen’

By on July 9, 2013

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France’s L’Enôrme TV conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott at this year’s Hellfest, which was held June 21-23 in Clisson, France. You can now watch the chat below.

On late SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman:

Vinnie: “We all miss Jeff. Jeff was a great friend and we had some very good times with him. I just wish the SLAYER boys the best. And hopefully Jeff is in a better place.”

On whether any other previously unreleased recordings from his brother, late PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, will ever see the light of day:

Vinnie: “I’m so busy with HELLYEAH right now, and it’s really my main focus. Whenever I find the time and I think the time is right, I’ll definitely find a way to put it out and get it out for people to hear, because, definitely, my brother still has a lot of great works that people haven’t heard, and I definitely want people to hear it.”

On the possibility of a PANTERA reunion with Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) filling in for Dimebag on guitar:

Vinnie: “How does PANTERA get back together without Dimebag Darrell? That’s the bottom line. It’s never gonna happen.”


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