Zakk Wylde & Anthrax’s Charlie Benante Rumored For 2023 Pantera Reunion Tour (Updated)


Update: July 14th, 2022 05:02 PM: are now reporting that both Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne) and Charlie Benante (Anthrax) will indeed be taking the place of Pantera‘s late guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott and drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott respectively during the band’s 2023 reunion touring.

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Citing a source close to the band, Billboard report that that the estates of both of the aforementioned Abbott brothers have signed off on Anselmo and Brown resurrecting the group. Furthermore, Billboard‘s report reveals that in addition to touring North America next year, the group are also planning to play some shows in Europe.

Original Story:

It would appear that live replacements are in mind for the beloved Abbott Brothers when it comes next year’s Pantera reunion touring. It was revealed yesterday that vocalist Phil Anselmo and bassist/vocalist Rex Brown would be getting the acclaimed multi-platinum groove metal band back together for a round of 2023 touring, with a North American tour currently confirmed.

However, it was not specified who would be filling the shoes of the group’s late brotherly duo of guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott and drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. According to, legendary guitarist Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society/Ozzy Osbourne fame and drummer Charlie Benante of Anthrax are reportedly being eyed as their live replacements.

Both were long-term friends of the band and the Abbott brothers. Thus far there has been no official announcement yet regarding the lineup and dates for the trek outside of Anselmo and Brown having signed with Artist Group International to get the tour underway.

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