During a recent interview with Eonmusic, Rex Brown commented on the possibility of a Pantera tribute tour. Notably, he said if it did happen, it would be without Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), who is often recommended as a fill-in for the late Dimebag Darrell.
Brown said the following when asked how big Pantera would have been if they were able to tour now:
“It would be sold-out stadium shows. Offers still come in for Philip [Anselmo] and I to do it if we wanted to, but if you don’t have the other guys in the band, it’s not going to sound the same. If we were ever to do something like that, it would have to be spot-on, or I wouldn’t do it. It would be a tribute.”
He also added the following when the interviewer mentioned Wylde:
“It’s going to come up, and it wouldn’t be Zakk Wylde, I guarantee you that. I’ve just put it out there so we can get on past it.”