Zakk Wylde “beyond honored” to join Pantera reunion tour

Zakk Wylde
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Last week was a whirlwind seven days for Pantera fans. On Thursday, reports confirmed that the band’s surviving members, bassist Rex Brown and frontman Phil Anselmo, had committed to a reunion tour that would be taking place next year. 

A day later, it was reported that Black Label Society guitarist Zakk Wylde and Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante had been recruited to fill the spots left by the late Abbott brothers, guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.