DIMEBAG’s Longtime Girlfriend RITA HANEY Joins PANTERA On Stage In Houston (Video)

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Rita Haney, the longtime girlfriend of late PANTERA guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, together with Randy Blythe, vocalist of LAMB OF GOD, graced PANTERA‘s concert last Thursday (August 17) at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Texas. They performed the band’s iconic track, “Walk,” live on stage.

As previously reported, PANTERA surviving members, Philip Anselmo and Rex Brown, reformed the band with Zakk Wylde on guitar (from OZZY OSBOURNE and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and Charlie Benante on drums (from ANTHRAX).

According to Billboard, the lineup has been given a green light by the estates of the band’s founders, drummer Vincent “Vinnie Paul” Abbott and guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, as well as Brown, who last year said Wylde wouldn’t tour with PANTERA if a reunion were to happen. It’s unclear what changed his mind.