Dimebag Darrell “wanted to go back to Pantera” shortly before his death

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Shortly before his tragic death in 2004, Dimebag Darrell wanted to reform Pantera.

In a new interview with the Landry.audio podcast, longtime Dimebag friend Daryl “Bobby Tongs” Arnberger, who also served as a videographer for Pantera and Damageplan, said the electric guitar player told him he was going to “do whatever it takes” to reunite with singer Phil Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown and get his former band back together.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.