DOWN, the New Orleans, Louisiana-based band featuring former PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, performed a snippet of the PANTERA classic “Walk” on June 14 at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium after a fan threw a PANTERA t-shirt onstage during DOWN‘s concert. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed below.
HELLYEAH/ex-PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott told Russian web site Darkside that it’s “asinine” to think that PANTERA could be reactivated without his brother, late guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott. Asked about speculation that PANTERA could be launched again with a different guitarist, Vinnie said, “It’s ridiculous. Dime was such a huge part of it; it would be just completely asinine to even consider that. I think it’s pretty disrespectful from people to even suggest it. He left an amazing legacy and it’s gonna be left untouched, it’s beautiful, it’s pristine and I wanna leave it that way . . . the history of PANTERA speaks for itself.”
Discussing where such speculation had come from, Vinnie added, “Might’ve been some other clowns that used to be in that band, but not me.”
“Dimebag” Darrell was shot to death by disturbed gunman Nathan Gale on December 8, 2004 at a nightclub in Columbus, Ohio, where the Abbotts were performing with their post-PANTERA act, DAMAGEPLAN.