NewsJanuary 24, 2023 9:46 AM ET5,683 views

Pantera removed from Rock am Ring and Rock In The Park 2023

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As two of Europe's biggest rock festivals announce that they're removing Pantera from their lineups, the band's controversial reunion faces its first major snag.

In Germany, Rock Am Ring and Rock in the Park festivals share lineups across two different sites over the same weekend in June. After talking to a lot of festival partners, bands playing this year's lineup, and ticket buyers, Pantera's appearance has been canceled.

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The festival organizers shared the following translated statement on their Facebook pages:

Pantera will not be performing at Rock am Ring and Rock in the Park 2023, as announced. In the last few weeks, we have had many intensive conversations with artists, our partners and you, the festival fans, we have continued to deal with the criticism together and decided to remove the band from the program.

Featuring founding members Phil Anselmo on vocals and Rex Brown on bass, and Zakk Wylde and Charlie Bentate on guitar and drums, Pantera's reunion has been extremely divisive. Some fans are thrilled that Pantera's classic tracks will be played live once again, while others are cynical about the prospect of any Pantera tour without the Abbott brothers, Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul, who was very against a Pantera reunion before he passed away.

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In 2016, Anselmo's white power outburst shocked the metal community. He initially hesitated to apologize for the incident, but later issued a statement saying he was "100% sorry for anything you took offense to, because you ought to have taken offense."

Last year, Vinnie Paul's estate shared its feelings on the idea of Pantera having a reunion:

There can never be a Pantera reunion without Vinnie and Dime. However, there is no better way to celebrate and honor Vinnie and Dime's legacy, than to bring the music of Pantera directly to the fans. We are honored that Charlie and Zakk, their very close friends and musical brothers, will share the stage with Philip and Rex, to unleash the power of Pantera live around the world.

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anonymous 11 days ago

peepee poopoo wiener dookie coochie splat

anonymous 11 days ago

Can't they just pretend they don't know anything about it and move on, definitely what Germans are best at anyway

anonymous 11 days ago

They've been back for like a month and they're already being racist again

anonymous 11 days ago

2016. That was 7 years ago. Get the f*ck over it gaygots.

anonymous 11 days ago

Phil wasn't a founding member…

anonymous 11 days ago

sorry lambgoat, white supremacists can't prosper

anonymous 11 days ago

Does that mean Metallica will never play Rock Am Ring again? Because James, Lars and Jason made the nazi salute in the past. Same for Gary Holt from Exodus and Andreas Kisser from Sepultura. Those bands are also banned from the festival? Bunch of assholes with their virtue signaling.

anonymous 11 days ago

Meanwhile we have to look at that stupid hardcore pod with Colin "I lift weights now I wear sleeveless shirts" and Fat bo from harms way

NorthFromHere 11 days ago

Good thing Dimebag never said anything he could be cancelled for in 2023... If you removed them for the Abbott brothers not being there, fine, say so. Otherwise this is purely modern German (pathetic) behavior.

anonymous 11 days ago

euro pussies.

anonymous 11 days ago

Marty from Zao here. I usually don't eat at Panera either.

anonymous 11 days ago

Liberals are awful.

anonymous 11 days ago

Germany, the country that enables As I Lay Dying to still have a career touring Europe. Gaygot shit let the kill some jews

anonymous 11 days ago

Dao boys had something to do with this

anonymous 11 days ago

Pantera sucked then and new Pantera sucks too. Walk on home, boy.

anonymous 11 days ago

Red wine vendors are stoked

PhilPhantom 11 days ago

I think it's funny and good. I laugh at it and say tee hee.

anonymous 11 days ago

Band sucks, always has, shut up.

anonymous 11 days ago

It's just a word why can't I say it reeeee!

anonymous 11 days ago

Fat Pat would never.

anonymous 11 days ago

wait is this ACTUALLY about that supposed white power BS years ago? Basically "We're pathetic Eurotrash commie fggts who caved to the perpetual outrage mob."

anonymous 11 days ago

It just means an ignorant person

anonymous 11 days ago

^ It's a bunch of virtue signaling. Hitler played the mainstage at Nuremburg in the 1930s.

anonymous 11 days ago

Porch monkey from ZULU here. Didn't everyone get the memo? It's only ok to be racist against whites. #ABOLISHWHITEHARDCORE

anonymous 11 days ago

I saw Hans Carste mit Seinem Orchester open for Hitler at the Krupp factory back in 33

anonymous 11 days ago

Jungle Bunny from Jesus piece here: anyone spare an extra sandwich?

anonymous 11 days ago

I am racist too, Phil.

rick_tocchet 11 days ago

Woke, rainbow culture where all the people in that community live their lives like Saints and have never done one single wrong doing EVER strikes again. f*ck those people forever. True pieces of shit. Whatever happened to forgiveness and Jesus' word?

anonymous 11 days ago

Considering the history of that country, this is actually laughable. If you don't like the reunion, don't watch the show. Simple.

PhilPhantom 11 days ago

I just realized virtue & turns are the only things worth signaling

anonymous 11 days ago

anonymous 55 minutes ago ^ It's a bunch of virtue signaling. Hitler played the mainstage at Nuremburg in the 1930s. ^^ Nuremberg, but I laughed hard at this hahaha. Germany is nation full of hypocrites anyway. Maybe second to Austria for producing Hitler and more recently for blocking Romania's access to the Schengen zone while lumbering the f*ck out of that country.

anonymous 11 days ago

Why even book them if they're just going to drop them a few weeks later. None of the controversies cited are new in any way, not like they were recent revelations

anonymous 11 days ago

Euro cucks gonna euro Pantera always welcome in south america brother

anonymous 11 days ago

good job on tanking ur own festival

anonymous 11 days ago

If you like Pantera you're balding.

anonymous 11 days ago

Blue hairs are stoked

anonymous 11 days ago

f*cking hypocrite krauts. All the other bands should cancel in protest if they have any balls.

anonymous 11 days ago

These promoters should be forced by the courts to work with Pantera. That's what freedom is.

anonymous 11 days ago

For the best. We don't want to make the 6 blacks who attend these 99.9% white Liberal fiddler fests feel anxious and unsafe.

anonymous 11 days ago

"Porch monkey from ZULU here. Didn't everyone get the memo? It's only ok to be racist against whites. #ABOLISHWHITEHARDCORE" pantera is far beyond washed, cope more incel

anonymous 11 days ago

Like Pantera needs these festivals - the events are hurting themselves more than the band. Just bought tickets to the Pantera/LOG tour this morning. Yesterday don't mean shit.

anonymous 11 days ago

Germany, the country that enables As I Lay Dying to still have a career touring Europe. Gaygot shit let them kill some jews

anonymous 11 days ago

"rick_tocchet 5 hours ago Woke, rainbow culture where all the people in that community live their lives like Saints and have never done one single wrong doing EVER strikes again. f*ck those people forever. True pieces of shit. Whatever happened to forgiveness and Jesus' word?" You should just forgive them then bro... The irony is that you are criticizing a group of people for "living like saints" while in the same breath invoking Jesus's teachings regarding forgiveness. Further, you are saying "f*ck them forever, true pieces of shit" while saying they should forgive phill for his white power remarks.. Do you realize how f*cking dumb, unaware, and contradictory you are as a human? Like do you look in the mirror and cry when you reflect about how f*cking stupid and idiotic you sound on a daily basis? I don't know whether to hate you or pity you.

anonymous 11 days ago

Phil here. What's Europe?

anonymous 11 days ago

Biggest pussy shit I ever heard. Self destructive weasel Euros.

anonymous 11 days ago

Promoters should have to bake gay wedding cakes for Pantera and/or let Pantera be on the women's swim team. That's how courts in America work.

anonymous 11 days ago

^ the supreme court ruled that the baker DIDNT have to bake the cake for the gay couple you f*cking troglodyte

anonymous 11 days ago

Band is made for Blue Lives Matter goobers anyhow.

anonymous 11 days ago

^ the supreme court ruled that the baker DIDNT have to bake the cake for the gay couple you f*cking troglodyte Supreme Court ruled I don't have to believe in troglodytes. The earth is 6k yrs old.

anonymous 11 days ago

That they/them going after Rick really gave it their all. gAy for effort.

anonymous 11 days ago

I came for the comments

shitinyourhand 11 days ago

You sure did buddy!

anonymous 11 days ago

lol at all the butthurt Nazis from alabama complaining even though they're too poor to even travel to germany to watch their favorite racist band "perform"

NorthFromHere 11 days ago

^^Alabama has the 5th highest African American population in the USA at over 25%. How dare you attack them for being economically disadvantaged.

anonymous 11 days ago

Should I take pre workout before I masturbate?

anonymous 11 days ago

Liberal here, I'm still pissed Egyptians had slaves 5000 years ago. WE MUST HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE!!!

anonymous 11 days ago

No confederate flags wahhhhhh

anonymous 11 days ago

Like why. This isn't news: they're just cowards now

anonymous 11 days ago

If the woman beater in chamber can play hometown shows, pantera should be able to play this!!!

anonymous 11 days ago

Remember the white chick who was dancing on the seattle motorway at 2am in honour of big floyd and blm, then a Somalian smashed his car into her at 130mph, turning her into pink dust. That was really showing it to white power.

anonymous 10 days ago

^Is there a video? I'd love to see it. Lol.

anonymous 10 days ago

you can watch video footage of it at www.twogirls,onecup.com

anonymous 10 days ago

2 Girls 1 Cup^

anonymous 10 days ago

^Is there a video? I'd love to see it. Lol. Just search '2 women hit by car on seattle highway bloomberg' on tube

anonymous 9 days ago

The Nazi SOCIALIST party was left wing just like this green group that is cancelling pantera. Hilarious. Nazi party/modern liberals: dependence on centralized government, no private firearm ownership, in favor of abortion, vegetarian, subjugate people based on skin color and immutable characteristics, punishment for disagreeing with gov authority, control of media and information...I could continue...


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