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Pantera is top of mind thanks to a surprising report from Billboard stating surviving members Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown will be reuniting for a tour in 2023.

This has led to a number of rumors about the tour, specifically who will be filling in on guitar and drums in place of the late “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott and Vinnie Paul Abbott. Blabbermouth has surfaced past quotes from Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde and Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante that have led to some to speculate they will step in on the reported tour that will act as a tribute to the work and legacy of Pantera. Both Wylde and Benante have performed with Anselmo and Brown on various occasions over the years, which has led to previous speculation about some sort of Pantera tribute tour.

Blabbermouth also noted that Rita Haney, “Dimebag” Darrell’s longtime girlfriend, mentioned in February 2020 that she’d support a Pantera tribute tour that featured Anselmo, Brown and Wylde.

All of these developments have caused fans to sound off on social media, and as expected, the loyal Pantera fanbase, including some musicians, has some mixed feelings. Scroll below for a selection of notable comments.

  • Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows

  • @DonutHolschtein

  • @_darling_Lynn

  • @SerWolfy

  • @King_Diablo43

  • @metalauthority

  • @IamtheLaw_rie

  • @felthambboy

  • @cauleyman86

  • @AwfulAwfulTake

  • @jeffunscripted

  • @TomRBaird97

  • @nightwolf99