Having Charlie Benante on Drums Is “Nice”
Metallica will likely be embarking on their 2023-2024 world tour subsequent month, and one of many bands supporting their North American legs is the not too long ago reunited Pantera. Whereas Pantera’s return has been met with some backlash, Metallica stickman Lars Ulrich thinks they’ve the correct man behind the drum equipment.
Pantera are touring with traditional members Philip Anselmo and Rex Brown together with guitarist Zakk Wylde and Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante. The latter two are filling in for late brothers Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul, respectively. Whereas the band has insisted that the reunion is a celebration of the legacies of Dime and Vinnie, some followers take into account calling the band “Pantera” with out the 2 brothers sacrilegious.
Metallica’s “M72 World Tour” hits North America this summer season and fall, and once more in the summertime of 2024. Pantera will likely be offering assist on the primary of two reveals in every metropolis, with tickets obtainable right here.
In a brand new interview with Revolver, Ulrich commented, “I believe that the concept that they’re out celebrating the music and the magic of Pantera is … I do know there’s been quite a lot of discuss in the neighborhood about whether or not folks assist that or not. However I’m the kind of particular person, if Glenn Hughes needs to exit and play a Deep Purple set, I’d assist that.”
He added, “I’m all the time in favor of individuals following their musical and artistic ambitions; so this Pantera reunion, I believe, is sweet. And clearly having Charlie up there’s nice. I noticed a video from one of many Mexico reveals that felt like they have been within the pocket. It’ll be enjoyable to have them out.”
The Metallica drummer went on to speak about Metallica’s historical past with Pantera, saying, “We met the brothers on the ‘Journey the Lightning’ tour and have become associates with them. This was in Dallas in — what — 1622 or one thing? It was about 400 years in the past.”
He continued, “We clearly cherished each of them, they usually had a posse down there, and we’d see them every time we got here by means of Texas. We watched the band evolve over time from extra rock vibes into that artistic, distinctive drive that they grew to become. So, we’ve had a relationship with them for many years and many years.”
Metallica are additionally on the point of launch 72 Seasons, their first album in practically seven years. The extremely anticipated LP arrives on April 14th.
Benante, in the meantime, opened up about enjoying with Pantera within the Trendy Drummer interview under.