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Can you picture if Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti was currently playing as part of Pantera‘s lineup? Would you be into that?

Well apparently, someone who is not fond of that idea is Mark himself!

Per a recent interview with Overdrive, the Alter Bridge guitarist shares that, some time ago, Pantera bassist Rex Brown suggested he try out for the band; at that point in time, Mark says that Rex was talking about a possible Pantera reunion.

Mark says that, ultimately, he was not into the task.

Toward the end of the conversation with Overdrive, Mark is asked if he would take the opportunity to be in Zakk Wylde‘s shoes if given the chance; in responding to this question, Mark opens up about why he declined Rex’s offer.

Per Mark:

“Hell no! [Laughing] A number of years ago, I was talking with Rex [Brown, Pantera bassist] at the Download Festival, and he was talking about a possible Pantera reunion.

“He looked at me and said; ‘You should put your name in the hat“, and I was like; “No way, man!’. You have to be a certain type of personality to take on that role.

“It’s not just about the playing, it’s very much the personality, and Dime had a huge presence. Put it this way, nobody’s gonna flip-off Zakk Wylde on stage, they very well might do that to me, but there’s just no way I would put myself in that situation.”

What do you make of Mark’s points? Would you be interested to hear what Pantera sounds like with his guitar playing?

Next year, Pantera will be hitting the road for a North American tour with Metallica! You can find all the dates and locations associated with that tour below.

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In 2023:

  • August 4th and 6th – East Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium
    August 11th and 13th – Montreal, Canada – Stade Olympique
    August 18th and 20th – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium
    August 25th and 27th – Los Angeles, CA – SOFI Stadium
    September 1st and 3rd – Phoenix, AZ – State Farm Stadium
    November 3rd and 5th – St. Louis, MO – The Dome (At America’s Center)
    November 10th and 12th – Detroit, MI – Ford Field

In 2024:

  • August 2nd and 4th – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
    August 9th and 11th – Chicago, IL – Solider Field
    August 16th and 18th – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium
    August 23rd and 25th – Edmonton, Canada – Commonwealth Stadium
    August 30th and September 1st – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field