Philip Anselmo has once again commented on the possibility of a hypothetical PANTERA reunion with Zakk Wylde filling in for the late “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott on guitar.
During a question-and-answer session on June 26 at the Diamond Pub Concert Hall in Louisville, Kentucky, the former PANTERA and current DOWN singer was asked if he thought Wylde could fill Dimebag‘s shoes in PANTERA. Anselmo responded (see video below): “Zakk is such a badass fucking player, but I just think he’s a different player, man — different style. And also, you’ve gotta remember, tonality comes into it — he has a different tone than Dime, you know? So there would be, I guess, so many things to tweak about what [Zakk] does to not fill [Dimebag‘s] shoes but actually play PANTERA parts. ‘Cause there ain’t no filling them fucking shoes.”
Anselmo continued: “Make no mistake: Zakk Wylde is a fucking awesome motherfucker, down to earth, cool as shit, and can rip his fucking ass off. But I even said something to him after a show. I said, it’s that grip. Nobody had Dimebag‘s fucking grip on that fucking axe — nobody.”