Vinnie Paul on Pantera Reunion: ‘It’s Time to Move On’
Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul and The Winery Dogs are the primary guests on this weekend’s edition of VH1 Classic’s ‘That Metal Show,’ and Paul, once again, has addressed the oft-rumored talk of a Pantera reunion.
Paul cuts straight to the point, explaining, “They call it a ‘reunion’ for a reason. It means that all original members will be returning. Well, with Dime no longer being here, that’s not possible. We had 14 amazing years together and in my humble opinion there’s no way to do that. I don’t want to tarnish the legacy of Pantera and my brothers. This just needs to be left alone, as it is, and it’s time to move on, man.”
The drummer also updates fans on the upcoming Hellyeah album, ‘Blood for Blood,’ and shares stories from the road. Paul actually is the show’s second guest as The Winery Dogs trio of Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan and Mike Portnoy open the show discussing their debut album and its upcoming deluxe reissue.
Other highlights from the show include Paul taking part in the rapid fire ‘Put It on the Table’ segment, a special guest musician appearance from guitar great Yngwie Malmsteen, a ‘Metal Modem’ check-in with Volbeat‘s Michael Poulsen, a TMS Top 5 with the panel discussing the Top 5 Greatest Hard Rock Trios and the usual ‘Stump the Trunk’ trivia segment.
‘That Metal Show’ airs Saturday night (March 29) at 11PM ET/PT on VH1 Classic.
The Winery Dogs on ‘That Metal Show’