On March 11th, Vinnie Paul’s birhtday, the Texas radio station 97.1 The Eagle Rocks conducted an interview with HELLYEAH/ex-PANTERA drummer.
Vinnie Paul commented about the possibility of a PANTERA “reunion” with someone like Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) filling in for the late PANTERA guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott:
“I spent two hours with Zakk, sitting down — a really great talk about… [Zakk] calls [Dimebag] ‘the old man.’ I mean, [Zakk] and my brother were so tight. If [a PANTERA reformation] ever were to happen, [Zakk] would be the guy [to step in for Dimebag]. But I honestly think, out of respect for my brother, we should just leave the 14 amazing years PANTERA had be. We’re all happy doing our own thing. We have to continue living and do other things. But the 20th anniversary of [PANTERA’s classic second major label album] ‘Vulgar Display Of Power’ is coming — that was our best record ever. There’s a new song on [the upcoming 20th-anniversary reissue of ‘Vulgar’] nobody’s ever heard [called ‘Piss’ that goes] ‘You’re just piss in the wind.’ It’s totally Phil [Anselmo, former PANTERA singer] — his attitude, everything that PANTERA was all about. I’m really proud of it. I’m really excited to see it [come out].”
You can watch the interview video below: