If you’ve ever uploaded a video of yourself playing “Dimebag” Darrell‘s riffs to YouTube, there’s a chance Zakk Wylde is watching it to help prepare for Pantera’s upcoming reunion shows.
Wylde will be filling in for the late Dime for the performances, which will also feature Pantera members Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown, along with Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante in place of Dime’s late brother, Vinnie Paul.
Speaking during an interview with metal YouTube personality Ola Englund, Wylde shares how it’s been going learning Pantera’s songs for the shows.
“Any of these things that I got stumped on, I was, like, ‘What the hell was that?’…I’d go on to YouTube and just see all these other amazing players playing the stuff,” Wylde explains.
For Wylde, watching YouTube covers is another resource for him alongside Pantera’s recordings.
“Playing it with the record is one thing, but then you take the record away, it’s, like, ‘Alright, play it for me,'” Wylde says. “It’s a guideline. It’s like cover by numbers, you know where you’re going.”
Pantera’s first show back is December 2 in Mexico.
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