So, Pantera is apparently reuniting! Another little band out of Texas whose music still to this day is played at Dallas Stars hockey games. Rex Brown, Phil Anselmo, Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul.
The first time I ever caught the band was at the Ritz in Roseville. They opened up for Suicidal Tendencies, and it was the most incredible show I’ve ever seen! I loved watching the band get more exposure on radio. The band just got larger and larger, from Cowboys from Hell to Vulgar Display of Power to Far Beyond Driven to the Great Southern Trendkill.
December 8th, 2004, is still engraved in my mind- losing Dimebag and most recently losing Vinnie Paul. They were good friends and so much fun to hang out with. So, the thought of a reunion was the furthest thing from my mind. How could they do a reunion? But in 2022, anything can happen, so maybe enough time has passed that we can accept a long-deserved tribute to the band that made me turn up my radio even louder.