Report: Zakk Wylde & Charlie Benante to play guitar & drums in reunited Pantera lineup

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Black Label Society‘s Zakk Wylde and Anthrax‘s Charlie Benante will be stepping in for the late Abbott brothers on the upcoming Pantera reunion tour, Billboard reports.

Wylde will be playing guitar in place of “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, while Benante will be manning drummer Vinnie Paul‘s spot behind the kit. They’ll join surviving Pantera members vocalist Phil Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown, who, as Billboard reported earlier this week, are reforming the metal outfit for a 2023 tour.

Dime was murdered on stage in 2004, while his older brother Vinnie died in 2018 of a heart condition. The estates of both brothers gave a “green light” to the new lineup, according to Billboard.

The reported tour will mark the first Pantera live shows since the band broke up in 2003.

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