Former Pantera and current Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul has sat down with Dallas/Fort Worth radio station, 97.1 the Eagle, to discuss the prospect of a Pantera reunion with Black Label Society’s Zakk Wylde on the axe. Video footage of the interview can be found below.
Paul agrees that if a reunion were to occur, then Wylde would be the man to take the place of his late brother and Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, who was tragically gunned down during a Damageplan performance in December of 2004. “I spent two hours with Zakk, sitting down – a really great talk about ‘the old man,'” Paul said, referring to what Wylde calls Dime. “I mean, Zakk and my brother were so tight. If it ever were to happen, Zakk would be the guy.”
However, the renowned drummer was quick to add that he believes it will never happen. “I honestly think, out of respect for my brother, we should just leave the 14 amazing years Pantera had. We’re all happy doing our own thing. We have to continue living and do other things.”
Paul also commented on the soon-to-be-released 20th anniversary edition of ‘Vulgar Display Of Power,’ which will feature the only unheard Pantera song in existence, ‘Piss.’ “There’s a new song on [it] nobody’s ever heard [that goes] ‘You’re just piss in the wind.’ It’s totally Phil – his attitude, everything that Pantera was all about. I’m really proud of it.”
Pantera recently revealed that they would be premiering the music video for ‘Piss’ at the upcoming Revolver Golden Gods Awards. Now the band has announced some even more exciting news; they are giving fans the chance to appear as an extra in the video. Details were posted to the bands official Facebook page and can be read below.
“We are looking for footage of our fans rockin out & moshing to their favorite Pantera song… as hard as they can! The fans that shred the hardest will get their mugs featured in the upcoming NEW PANTERA video for PISS, which is their final UNRELEASED song. Headbang with your friends, climb the walls of your bedroom, skate around the parking lot where you hang out…however, you listen to metal, do it for your iPhone, Android, Flipcam, Bloggie, etc and send it to us! You must be over 18 to participate.
Here is what you have to do:
“Submit a video file of you moshing and raging to your favorite Pantera song. It should just be 1-2 min of your absolute favorite song right in front of the camera. Please make sure to state your name and age at the beginning of the video so we can match it with your e-mail.”
Successful entrants will be notified via email with further instructions.