Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Mayhem Festival producer wants Pantera reunion


John Reese, the producer of Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, says that he has approached the three surviving members of Pantera about resurrecting the band for an appearance at the event, explaining that "it would be badass to see Pantera out there."

Asked by Examiner.com what his dream act is for a future Mayhem show that he hasn't been able to sign on yet, John Reese responded: "Oh, man. Pantera, Iron Maiden, System Of A Down and Rammstein. Those four."

Pressed to clarify whether he meant Pantera with Zakk Wylde filling in for Dimebag on guitar, Reese said: "Well, with somebody on guitar. I think that hopefully it happens. I think the fans deserve it and who knows what the three remaining guys have to say, but I think it would be badass to see Pantera out there. I've even approached them about doing it. Do I think it's going to happen? I have no idea. I know that a heavy, heavy tragedy happened and there are some hard feelings, but it's up to those three dudes to decide if they ever want to do something or not. If they would decide to do I would support it wholeheartedly and I would do whatever I could to be involved. But it's up to them."