Queensryche’s Todd La Torre shared his opinion on the Pantera reunion.
During a recent interview with Canada’s The Metal Voice, La Torre said:
“Look, it’s two original guys. It’s the same as Queensrÿche. It’s the same as Judas Priest. It’s the same as 99 percent of every band that we ever loved from this era.
“There’s only one Dime. Okay, yeah, I get it. I understand that. But I think that it’s their name, and [Philip is] the singer and Rex Brown is there, and if they wanna go out and play it… Charlie is nailing the drum parts, like exactly. Okay, Zakk plays it his way. He’s not trying to just be a complete copycat.
”He has his own identity. And I think because of that notoriety… He’s a face that kind of everybody loves, right? Everybody loves Zakk. So he’s playing with the band.
“I support it completely. It’s their band; it’s not yours. They can do whatever they want. And either you got to see ’em originally, like many of us did back in the day…
”This is the closest thing you’re ever gonna get. So either embrace that and be happy for them that they’re doing it or just play the old stuff and be a sourpuss about it.”