Mark Tremonti was asked to try out for Pantera – here’s why he declined

Mark Tremonti and Dimebag Darrell
(Image credit: Chiaki Nozu / Paul Natkin / Getty)

Mark Tremonti says he was approached by Rex Brown about taking on guitar duties in the reprised Pantera, but thought better of auditioning for the role.

In a recent interview with Irish publication Overdrive, Tremonti revealed he’d had a brief conversation with Pantera bassist Brown at Download festival in the UK “a number of years ago”.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.