Randy Blythe doesn’t really have an opinion on the upcoming PANTERA reunion
With surviving PANTERA members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) teaming up with guitarist Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne,BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) for a run of dates under the aformentioned band’s name, opinions seem to be coming from everywhere, with people either excited about the upcoming tour or dead against the use of the group’s name without the late Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul Abbott.
LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe is neither.
In a new conversation with Heavy Consequence to discuss LAMB OF GOD‘s new album “Omens“, Randy revealed that he’s been relentlessly asked his opinion on the forthcoming PANTERA “reunion”, yet says he feels no need to comment.
“I have nothing to say; I have nothing to say about that whatsoever,” Blythe says. “And that’s not me being coy saying ‘I think they should really do it’ or ‘I don’t think they should really do it.’ I don’t say anything about that because, I’m not from Texas or Louisiana. I’ve never been in Pantera. I know all those dudes, and I knew Dime and Vinnie.
“As soon as that happened, a lot people [asked me], ‘What do you think? What do you think?’ I don’t know, man. I’m not the one doing it. I guess, apparently they got the blessing of the estate of Dime and Vinnie, so God bless. Whatever. We’ll see how it goes. I’m interested to see how it goes”.
Randy continues, “There’s a curiosity level, I think — not from me, really, to tell you the truth, because I saw Pantera. I don’t need to see Pantera again; I saw Pantera. But there’s a lot of young people that never saw Pantera. And of course, Benante and Zakk were friends with Dime and Vinnie as well. I really don’t have any judgment in one way or the other.”
Check out the full interview with LAMB OF GOD‘s Randy Blythe below.