Along with talking about the early days of the band’s fame, Glaze also mentioned how Metallica members would travel just to jam out with the late Dimebag Darrell. Specifically, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich would make their way over to Arlington, Texas, just so they could play with Dimebag.
At one point during this conversation, the interviewer mentions how big Pantera was in Texas, but how folks outside of the state and in Europe may not have been aware of how big they were. In response to this, Glaze shared the following:
“That’s how I see it. We really, very rarely went out of Texas. Texas is so huge; it can be a fifteen hour drive from east to west, and a fifteen hour drive north to south, and so the markets didn’t really overlap.
“So we could play Houston, and then play Dallas and then play San Antonio and play Fort Worth. We played Shreveport and Oklahoma City, but yeah, we we basically stayed in Texas.
“About that time, when bands like Metallica and Megadeth and Anthrax and Slayer were starting to bubble up, you would see independent magazines, heavy metal magazines, like in Europe, and they didn’t know about us.
“You know, some bands were in New Jersey living in with their parents; we were in Texas living with our parents, Metallica is living in a basement here, you know?
“So we were all kind of happening across the United States. And we would try and, and get copies of what everybody else was doing. We just felt like; ‘somebody’s got to be the next one; why not us?‘”
He then goes on to talk about how Hetfield and Ulrich would travel just to jam with Dimebag:
“James [Hetfield] and Lars [Ulrich] came to Arlington to hang out a couple of times. They would come over and hang out with Darrell and and they would jam and everything.
“But nothing was ever going to happen with them and Darrell, because Darrell and Vince are a package. Same thing with Megadeth there; it wasn’t going to happen. So, you know, thank goodness.”
Dimebag was a hell of a guitar player, and even before the band’s “Cowboys from Hell” days, folks knew that.
And now later this year – several decades later – the two bands are embarking on a North American tour together. You can find all the dates and locations associated with the Metallica x Pantera tour below.
- 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
- 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