Randy “Rocket” Cody of The Metal Den recently spoke with former PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo about possible PANTERA reunion. Couple of excerpts follow:
Rocket: Alright, back to music. Before I let you off the phone today, I wanted to ask you a few quick questions about PANTERA. Mayhem fest has gone on the record recently to state that all the surviving PANTERA members have been “approached” to do a PANTERA reunion concert in tribute to Dimebag. Is this true?
Anselmo: “Well, if it is true then they are not the only ones. We been approached a bunch of times. But the truth is the wind only blows one way one time. You know the truth of the whole matter is I have moved on. And I move forward. And I think Vinnie Paul has done the same thing. And I think Rex has moved in his own direction. We could talk all in circles all day but the truth of the matter is that if you don’t have the willingness of the remaining living member, then it’s not there. We had plenty of offers. But Vince is doing what he wants to do and all we can do is respect that.”
He added: “And I’ll tell you what, I would do it in a fucking heartbeat. If everybody was on board, I would do it in a fucking hearbeat. Because I think with the added truth that.. it would be in honor of our fallen brother Dimebag… that would motivate me to do it absolutely a hundred percent for no other reason, other than you and the contingency of people… who want to see it. Or the whole generation or two that missed out on it. I get all of that. I get all sides of it. So count me in jack! Believe me, if the phone call came tomorrow I’d be the first one doing pushups!”
Check entire interview at this location.