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Even the world’s greatest guitarists can use a visual aid to learn how to master the late Dimebag Darrell’s iconic playing. Take, for example, Zakk Wylde, who watches YouTube clips as he learns to play some Pantera songs while getting ready to hit the road as part of the legendary band’s new touring lineup.
As previously reported, classic members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) have recruited Wylde and Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante to bring Pantera back on the road for the first time in over 20 years. Wylde and Benante replace the late Abbott Dimebag brothers Darrell and Vinnie Paul respectively.
Pantera’s “celebration”, as Wylde calls it, will begin next month, with a series of festival dates in December and a few headlining gigs in Latin America, followed by a handful of festival appearances. massive Europeans in June.
In a new interview with Sunday with Ola, a YouTube series hosted by Swedish guitarist Ola Englund, Wylde said he plans to meet the other guys in the band later this month to start rehearsing for upcoming shows. When asked if he had started learning the songs, Wylde replied (as transcribed by Blabbermouth): “Yeah sure. I’ve been working on it for a while now. I had to get myself a whammy pedal. I have never owned one of these things. Grady [Champion] will probably run this thing, the guy who ran it for Dimebag. So, yes, I’m a proud owner of a whammy pedal now.
Wylde then compared the situation he was in when Ozzy Osbourne recruited him as a guitarist in the 80s, while also revealing some of the songs Pantera will be playing on tour. “For me, it’s like learning Randy [Rhoads’] Things [to play with Ozzy], that we do ‘Mr. Crowley’ or ‘I don’t know’ or whatever. For me, it’s fun. But if we play [Pantera’s] “Goddamn Electric”, this solo is beyond… I mean, all the solos are flamboyant; they are all awesome. It’s gonna be fun when you play “Walk”, and stuff like that, or “Cowboys From Hell” or something like that. Some of the others we have there.
He added: “I mean, ‘A New Level’ and stuff like that – it’s all cool. I think maybe I went to your website, just to see ‘Becoming’, watch you play. All these things that I was left wondering about, I was like, ‘What the hell was that?’ I was just going, ‘How to play…’ and I was going to YouTube and seeing all these other amazing players playing the thing… For me that’s also everything – playing it with the disc is one thing, but then you take it away the record and it’s, like, ‘Okay. Play it for me. It’s a guideline. It’s like a blanket by numbers; you know where you’re going. Or take the GPS off your car It’s, like, ‘Okay, do you remember how to get back down to Hollywood?’ You’re like, ‘Zakk, I have no idea. I was following the GPS the whole time.’ »
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Even before it had started, the Pantera tour proved hugely popular, as the band’s first headlining gig, a gig in Santiago, Chile, had to be moved to an arena three times the size. than the original venue after the immediate sale of tickets. .
Between the December and June shows with Pantera, Wylde’s Black Label Society will embark on a second North American leg of their co-headlining tour with Anthrax. Tickets for these shows are available here.
Watch the aforementioned interview with Zakk Wylde and check out the current Pantera Tour itinerary below.
Pantera Tour Dates 2022-2023:
02/12 – Texicoco, MX – Hell & Heaven Metal Fest
06/12 – Monterrey, MX – Monterrey Metal Fest
09/12 – Bogotá, CO – Knotfest Colombia
12/11 – Santiago, CL – Knotfest Chile
12/12 – Santiago, CL – Movistar Arena
12/15 – São Paulo, BR – Vibra São Paulo
12/18 – São Paulo, BR – Knotfest Brazil
06/02-04 – Nürburgring, Germany – Rock Am Ring
06/02-04 – Nuremberg, DE – Rock Im Park
06/10 – Sölvesborg, SE – Swedish Rock Festival
06/22-24 – Oslo, NO – Tons of Rock (Tix)
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Zakk Wylde watches YouTube for Pantera guitar tips and reveals some songs from the lineup for the upcoming tour
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