Yesterday (July 13), Billboard broke the news that the surviving members of the legendary metal group — singer Philip Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown — will reunite under the Pantera name, aiming for a return to the road next year.
Over the years, Wylde, a good friend of Dimebag Darrell, has been suspected as the hypothetical successor to the late guitarist, should a reunion ever take place. Benante also has close ties to Pantera’s members and is a known close friend to the group and will succeed Vinnie Paul, who died in 2018. It will be the first time Pantera perform live without the Abbott brothers.
Billboard also reports that the reunion lineup has the blessing of the estates of the Abbott brothers and it has received the “green light.”
Fans have started to weigh in on the news. See their reactions below.
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