||VINNIE PAUL SAYS NO TO PANTERA REUNION
10th April 2013
In a new interview, drummer Vinnie Paul has reiterated that he simply has no interest in reconnecting with former Pantera bandmate Phil Anselmo.
Phil has been incredibly open lately about wanting to bury the hatchet with Hellyeah drummer Vinnie repeatedly stating that his "door is wide open" for a reconciliation.
Having said that, Phil was always realistic about it probably not happening and now Vinnie has simply stated the a reunion will not happen.
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Phil recently told Wikimetal: "Honestly, I tell you, my phone is on the hook, my e-mail is wide open, my door is wide open. I would love to talk with Vince. Honestly, if there were no more bad feelings and we could talk, and we could come to an understanding, I think it would mean not only a lot for me and myself — it would mean the world to me — but it would mean a great deal to the fans out there as well.
"I think people don't want to see this arguing anymore. It's time for some peace. It's time for some brotherhood. And honestly, we should be setting an example instead of being the opposite. And I'll just say that my door is wide open, and so far, Vinnie's door is closed, and it's a shame."
And Phil's theory that Vinnie's door is closed has been confirmed in a new interview with the drummer, who said on Hangar 19 Radio: "I just don't have any interest in it, man. I'm happy doing what I do, I'm enjoying being in a band where everybody really enjoys being around each other, likes each other. And I just don't have any interest in living in the past, man. I wanna move forward in my life and that's all there is to it."