Contact Us

Drummer Vinnie Paul on Pantera Reunion: ‘It’s Never Gonna Happen’

Vinnie Paul
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Despite the tragic death of shredder ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott and the hostility held between certain members of the great Pantera, there has been rumblings of a possible reunion of the band for the past few years. Pantera / Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul hasn’t been one to pioneer any sort of reunion, and while paying tribute to late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman along with his late brother Dimebag, the drummer addressed the Pantera situation with a simple bat-away.

In a recent interview with France’s L’Enôrme TV, Vinnie Paul gave a heartfelt statement about Hanneman. “We all miss Jeff,” Paul says. “Jeff was a great friend and we had some very good times with him. I just wish the Slayer boys the best. And hopefully Jeff is in a better place.”

Paul was also asked about potential unreleased Pantera or Damageplan recordings of Dimebag becoming public. “I’m so busy with Hellyeah right now, and it’s really my main focus,” Paul states. “Whenever I find the time and I think the time is right, I’ll definitely find a way to put it out and get it out for people to hear, because, definitely, my brother still has a lot of great works that people haven’t heard, and I definitely want people to hear it.”

Finally, addressing a potential Pantera reunion with Zakk Wylde filling in for Dime, Paul simply responded, “How does Pantera get back together without Dimebag Darrell? That’s the bottom line. It’s never gonna happen.”

Hellyeah are currently on the road with Megadeth, Black Label Society + many others for Gigantour 2013. For a full list of tour dates, click here.

Vinnie Pauls Talks with L’Enôrme TV

Subscribe to The Basin’s Real Rock 99.9 K-Bat on

Vinnie Paul Has No Interest in Reconnecting With Phil Anselmo

Best of KBAT

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KBAT 99.9 FM quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KBAT 99.9 FM contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.