Former PANTERA members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown(bass) joined ANTHRAX on stage at the fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods award show presented by Epiphone last night (Thursday, May 2) at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California to perform the PANTERA classic “This Love”. Video footage of their appearance, which was dedicated byAnselmo to late SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman, can be seen below.
Asked by France’s Radio Metal in a recent interview if he is fed up having to answer questions about the possibility of a PANTERA reunion with Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) filling in for the late“Dimebag” Darrell Abbott on guitar, Anselmo said: “I’m not fed up with it. I understand the…. I understand. I’m a music fan myself. I love music. I love bands, I love collecting music. And for your average fan out there, if you’re a PANTERA fan, of course, you want to see it. And, really, if you think about it, our career was pretty short. And here we are in 2013 and we’re still talking about PANTERA. Obviously there’s a great strength there, obviously there’s a great memory there. But as far as us reforming or anything like that, the only thing… Look, I’ve said it in the past… It’s not a very hopeful thing to think about, because I would guess Vinnie Paul [Abbott, former PANTERA drummer and Dimebag‘s brother] and I would have to sit down and talk, and right now, I don’t think he wants to talk about that at all. And he definitely, sure as hell, doesn’t wanna talk to me. Put it this way: my door is open always; his door is closed and locked. And until we can sort the situation out — if we can ever sort the situation out — then I would pretty much forget about a PANTERA reunion.”