ZAKK WYLDE Is Open To Making New Music With PANTERA

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In a recent discussion on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk” aired on February 21, Zakk Wylde shared thoughts on the idea of new music from the revamped PANTERA lineup, which includes original members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass), as well as himself and Charlie Benante (drums). Zakk made it clear that if they were to create new music, it shouldn’t be under the PANTERA name, emphasizing the uniqueness of the original band’s composition. He expressed openness to making music with the group, but under a different name, to honor the legacy of PANTERA as it was.

This sentiment was echoed in January 2023 by Sterling Winfield, a longtime PANTERA producer, during an interview with Reckless Rock Radio 89.3 KNON FM. He mentioned the possibility of the reformed lineup recording new material wasn’t off the table but stressed the importance of doing it respectfully and not under the PANTERA name.

The reimagined PANTERA has been busy headlining festivals globally and joining METALLICA on tour in 2024, following the announcement in July 2022 that Anselmo and Brown would team up with Wylde and Benante for a world tour, endorsed by the estates of the late Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell.

The conversations around the band’s return and potential for new music have brought up mixed feelings, especially considering Vinnie Paul’s previous statements firmly against a PANTERA reunion without Dimebag Darrell. The drummer had been clear that without his brother, a true reunion wasn’t possible, a sentiment he maintained until his passing in June 2018. Despite past tensions, the current lineup and their activities have sparked interest and debate among fans and musicians alike, all while paying tribute to PANTERA’s enduring influence in the music world.


  1. Bob Vinson Reply

    These guys are the biggest disgrace ever! You will NEVER, EVER…see one piece of music in my playlists, music collection or any other form!

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