Back in 2018, ex-Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler spoke to Vinnie Paul and actually encouraged him not to reunite with Pantera at the time. So when it comes to these upcoming Pantera shows, how does Randy feel? Well, to be honest, he does not seem to be all that thrilled.
That is not to say he has anything negative to say, it just does not sound like he is all that pumped for these shows. At one point during this new conversation, Randy is asked about the impact that Pantera may have had on Lamb of God’s music; eventually though, Randy is asked about his thoughts regarding these shows. Here is what the Lamb of God singer had to say:
“I have nothing to say; I have nothing to say about that whatsoever. And that’s not me being coy saying ‘I think they should really do it’ or ‘I don’t think they should really do it.’ I don’t say anything about that because, I’m not from Texas or Louisiana. I’ve never been in Pantera. I know all those dudes, and I knew Dime and Vinnie.
“As soon as that happened, a lot people [asked me], ‘What do you think? What do you think?’ I don’t know, man. I’m not the one doing it. I guess, apparently they got the blessing of the estate of Dime and Vinnie, so God bless. Whatever. We’ll see how it goes. I’m interested to see how it goes.
“There’s a curiosity level, I think – not from me, really, to tell you the truth, because I saw Pantera. I don’t need to see Pantera again; I saw Pantera. But there’s a lot of young people that never saw Pantera. And of course, Benante and Zakk were friends with Dime and Vinnie as well. I really don’t have any judgment in one way or the other.”
What do you make of Randy’s feelings regarding the upcoming Pantera concerts? You can check out the full video from Heavy Consequence featuring Randy Blythe below.