Even though Vinnie and Rex have said no in the past, Phil Anselmo said in December that he’d be open to a Pantera reunion, “I think it would be a great idea if everyone else felt it was a great idea. And I would just say that if everybody came calling, then count me in for sure. But if everybody’s not on board, then it’s not legit. So, yeah, man, it’s really where I sit right now.”
Now in an interview with Metal Wani, Phil says that if everyone else is on board, he’d be open the idea of a Dimebag Darrell hologram, “You know, it would have to be right. I think everybody’s heart would have to be in the right place, and I’m talking about the guys in the band. And it would have to be done right. There’s no way we could skimp on something like that. I mean, if we were gonna do a hologram of Dimebag, it would have to be flawless and it would have to be perfect, just like he was every fucking night, man. No matter how piss-ass drunk he would be, once that guitar was in his hand, he was a machine, man. So it would have to be perfect.”
In 2016, Vinnie Paul said Phil had done “a lot of things that tarnish the image of what Pantera was back then and what it stood for and what it was all about. And it’s sad.” I wouldn’t hold your breath on any sort of reunion anytime soon.