Partial Pantera Reunion Happens (With Jeff Hanneman Tribute)

    May 3, 2013
    Chris Crum
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Slayer guitarist and songwriter Jeff Hanneman passed away on Thursday leaving one of the biggest holes in the metal community since the loss of Pantera’s Darrell Abbott. Interestingly, Thursday also saw a partial reunion of Pantera, when vocalist Phil Anselmo and bass player Rex Brown joined Anthrax at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards to perform the Pantera classic, “This Love”.

This is a pretty big deal for Pantera fans holding out for a reunion, which appears highly unlikely as long as Anselmo and Vinnie Paul (Pantera drummer and Darrell’s brother) aren’t talking. At least it was something.

The performance was dedicated to Hanneman, and once “This Love” concluded, they launched into Slayer’s “Raining Blood”.

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  • BOB

    How is this a big deal? Rex and Phil played together for years in Down, long after Pantera was no more

  • MetalHead

    I love both Pantera and Anthrax. Joey belladonna makes me laugh when he sings other band’s songs cause he always forgets the lyrics! I still love him though and IMO he has the best voice in thrash!

  • Zile

    Pantera without Dimebag can not be a Pantera.Dime is Dead -Pantera is Dead RIP, Sorry Phil but Dime and Winie is Pantera not You.You are left Pantera , and it’s too late for regrets.