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Zakk Wylde said he would be honored to join PANTERA when they reunite

Zakk Wylde, who is best known as the guitarist for BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and OZZY OSBOURNE‘s solo band, revealed in a recent interview that he be “beyond honored” to partake in a PANTERA reunion by filling in for the band’s late guitarist and his friend “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, who was shot in 2004.

Here’s what he had to say:

I’m friends with all the [former Pantera members]. Phil [Anselmo, former Pantera singer] called me up when they did that “Metal Masters” thing. [A guy] who does security with us, he came over and said, Phil just wanted to say “Hey.” He wanted to give you a call. So I said, Yeah, tell Phil to call me whenever he wants. So I got on the phone with Phil and I was just shooting the shit with him. He goes, Zakk, everyone thinks there’s a rift [between us].” I said, Phil, I get along with everybody. He said, I wish I could talk with Vin [former Pantera drummer and Dimebag’s brother, Vinnie Paul Abbott] and this and that. So I said, Dude, just pour your heart out and talk to him.

It’s up to the guys [if they ever want to play together again]. Put it this way: If they were, like, we’re gonna do this and they asked me to play Dime’s guitar parts, I’d be honored. I was a pallbearer for him, so he was my brother, man. And I know if he was on the side of the stage watching me play, he’d be laughing his balls off — that’s just a fact. He’d go, Hey, jackass, you missed a couple of notes over here. You botched this one up, or whatever. He’d love every second of it. But, of course, I’d be beyond honored to do that; why wouldn’t I? But that’s a call the guys [have to] make.

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