Earlier this month, murmurings were on this rise in the Pantera camp after Phil Anselmo said that he had spoken to Zakk Wylde about filling in on guitar for a reunion. Now Anselmo says that conversation apparently never happened.
Anselmo answered a number of fan-submitted questions from Ultimate-Guitar.com, one of which touched upon the subject of a Pantera reunion featuring Zakk Wylde. Anselmo had this to say:
That whole thing was taken way out of context. All that happened was Zakk and I spoke and what it was about was just a personal issue between he and I that was worked out quickly and easily. We were cozy as kittens after that, and we just shot the shit. And honestly? The whole Pantera thing did not come up at all. Whoever interviewed me, and I fuckin’ forget the whole thing, but it was taken out of context because we didn’t even talk about Pantera reuniting or anything like that. Matter of fact, we talked about relations and mutual friends and just honestly everybody getting along and that’s really all we talked about.
Even if Anselmo’s statements were blown out of context, they still got the rumor mill going in full swing. Whether or not the reunion should happen is obviously a matter of opinion, but there are definitely people who were excited at the prospect of it who might be feeling a little put out now. We honestly think that anything could happen at this point.