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Monday Metal Madness: Should There Be a Pantera Reunion

Recently the rumors of a Pantera reunion have been surfacing again.  But, how could that happen now that the great Dimebag Darrell is no longer with us.  Well the big rumor point is that Zakk Wylde has been approached about filling some pretty fucking big shoes.  It seems that Zakk, Phil, and Rex are down with the idea but Vinnie Paul (Dime’s brother) has yet to comment on the whole idea.  If you have been following the drama since the demise of Pantera and the death of Dimebag, it is well-known that Phil and Vinnie are on less than good terms (even after Phil has reached out multiple times, even going as far as say he’d let Vinnie physically batter him while he stood there and took it, to get on good terms with his former bandmate).  But even if Vinnie let go of his grudge, and joined up for the project, would it really be a great idea?

I don’t think so.  Dime was such an integral part of Pantera and seeing the band performing without him under the Pantera name seems like heresy to me.  On a realistic note, I think it would be killer if there was a tribute band for Pantera featuring some original members of the legendary group.  Call it Far Beyond Driven or something.  That way the Pantera name isn’t used without Dime and fans can still jam out to some awesome Pantera tunes as close as they will get them.  Even if Vinnie never lets go of his grudge, he won’t be able to say that Phil and Co. are tarnishing the Pantera name that him and his brother started years ago.  So, what say you?  Aye, Nay, or Triubte band?  Peace Love and Metal!!!!