Rumor: Pantera Reunion Lineup To Include Charlie Benante + Zakk Wylde

Rumor: Pantera Reunion Lineup To Include Charlie Benante + Zakk Wylde
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As you may have heard yesterday – there is going to be a Pantera reunion tour in 2023! This is Pantera’s first tour in over 20 years!

This tour will involve surviving band members Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown. But when it comes to the roles of guitarist and drummer, who might be accompanying Phil and Rex?

As shared by Blabbermouth, there is a rumor about saying that Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and Ozzy Osbourne/Black Label Society guitarist Zakk Wylde will be part of the Pantera lineup reunion.

Blabbermouth does point out that this is a rumor at this time, and that there is no official confirmation. That said, both Benante and Wylde have been vocal in the past about their passion for Pantera. Both artists have also collaborated with members of Pantera in one way or another in the past as well.

Would you like to see Charlie Benante and Zakk Wylde be part of the upcoming Pantera reunion tour? If not, who else would you like to see step in as drummer and guitarist?

Earlier this year, the band celebrated the 30th anniversary of their sixth studio album, Vulgar Display of Power. To celebrate this landmark achievement of heavy metal, we conducted a series of interviews with none other than Pantera singer Phil Anselmo. Accompanying each of these interviews were special HD remastered music videos; said HD music videos are that of “This Love,” “Mouth For War,” and “Walk.”

Pantera formed in 1981, and while Terry Glaze would be the band’s first vocalist, the line-up that the band would be best known for consists of: Phil Anselmo (vocals), Dimebag Darrell (guitar), Rex Brown (bass), and Vinnie Paul (drums). Dimebag Darrell died on December 8th, 2004, and his brother Vinnie Paul passed away on June 22nd, 2018. At the time of this writing, the band have released nine studio albums; the following are the albums the band has released:

Metal Magic (1983), Projects in the Jungle (1984), I Am the Night (1985), Power Metal (1988), Cowboys from Hell (1990), Vulgar Display of Power (1992), Far Beyond Driven (1994), The Great Southern Trendkill (1996) and Reinventing the Steel (2000).

Pantera is considered by many one of the greatest metal bands to ever be.