Vinnie Paul's estate has issued a statement, saying that there can never be a Pantera reunion but supports the upcoming tour. This past summer, news broke that the surviving members of Pantera, including singer Philip Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown, were joining forces with guitarist Zakk Wylde and Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante to tour as Pantera.
The statement said, “There can never be a Pantera reunion without Vinnie and Dime. However, there is no better way to celebrate and honor Vinnie and Dime’s legacy, than to bring the music of Pantera directly to the fans. We are honored that Charlie and Zakk, their very close friends and musical brothers, will share the stage with Philip and Rex, to unleash the power of Pantera live around the world.”