During a chat with Ola Englund, guitarist Zakk Wylde talked about the call he received from Phil Anselmo regarding the Pantera reunion.
About it, the guitarist said:
“There have always been talks about it, for years, especially when Vinnie was still alive,. And it was, like, I’ll wait till that day comes. ‘If you guys decide you want to do it, you know I’m always gonna be here for you.
“Phil called me up one night, and he was, like, ‘Zakk, I was talking with Rex. We’re thinking about doing this. We were wondering if you would wanna honor Dime.’ And I was, like, ‘Of course, man.’ How could I say no? So now, it was just, like, ‘All right. Well, send me the songs for the setlist, so I can start learning this stuff, man.’”