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Vinny Paul Says No To Reforming Pantera

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To those hoping for a Pantera reunion, you can stop wishing now.  Drummer Vinny Paul dismissed any rumors that Pantera would be reforming without his brother Dimebag Darrell, who was tragically shot and killed in December of 2004.

Kerrang! reports that Paul thinks it’s ridiculous to continue Pantera’s legacy without Dimebag.

“Dime was such a huge part of it that it would be just completely asinine to even consider that.  He left an amazing legacy and it’s going to be left untouched, it’s beautiful, it’s pristine and I want to leave it that way.”

“I think it’s pretty disrespectful from people to even suggest [reforming],” he added.

While I understand where Vinny Paul is coming from, I doubt Pantera fans are being disrespectful by wishing the band would reform.  Other acts have continued on through tragedy.  Alice In Chains had a pretty successful reunion with new singer William DuVall, who replaced original vocalist Layne Staley after he died from a drug overdose in 2002.  Avenged Sevenfold are continuing their success without original drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan after he died from an accidental drug overdose.  Slipknot lost bassist Paul Gray last year but still plan to play shows.  The list goes on.

Maybe it doesn’t help that Vinny Paul and former Pantera vocalist Phil Anselmo still have a beef with each other.  Apparently time doesn’t heal all wounds with these two, which is too bad considering that they both lost a brother in Dimebag.

Deranged fan Nathan Gale murdered Dimebag in 2004 while Damageplan were playing a gig in Columbus, OH.  Gale killed four other people and wounded seven before being shot dead by police officer James D. Niggemeyer.

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