Zakk Wylde Feedback on What It is Prefer to Attempt to Play Like Dimebag


Whereas Zakk Wylde will likely be performing the riffs of the late Dimebag Darrell within the upcoming Pantera celebration exhibits, finally the guitarist is conscious that his personal taking part in will issue into the efficiency. Whereas talking with Guitar World, Wylde opened up concerning the problem of taking over Dimebag’s work for these particular upcoming Pantera dates.

Whereas there’s loads of anticipation about these performances and the way each Wylde and drummer Charlie Benante will sound filling in for the band’s late Abbott brothers, the guitarist downplays the concept of sounding precisely like Dimebag regardless of how shut he stays to the unique performances.

“It doesn’t matter what I do, it may sound like me,” Wylde defined about taking over Dime’s elements for the exhibits. “I can follow all I would like and keep as devoted as I would like, however I’m by no means going to flee that.”

“It is like if Randy Rhoads have been to play Eddie Van Halen’s ‘Eruption,’” he continued. “It doesn’t matter what he did, it might sound like Randy taking part in, not Eddie. You are by no means going to mistake Randy for Eddie or Eddie for Randy, and it is the identical factor right here with me taking part in Dime’s stuff.”

That stated, earlier this yr in his first interview concerning the upcoming performances, Wylde commented, “You method it the identical approach as you do once I’m taking part in with Ozzy. Clearly I’ve gotta be taught [Randy] Rhoads’s stuff and I’ve gotta be taught Jake’s [E. Lee] stuff, and once I was doing the [Black] Sabbath stuff, you be taught it and do it as devoted as you’ll be able to. Charlie’s gotta be taught all of Vinnie’s elements. You method it as should you’re in a canopy band. After we do the Zakk Sabbath stuff. I do not begin altering lyrics halfway by means of ‘Conflict Pigs’. You be taught the songs — so that is what you do.”

And Wylde says on this present interview that he will do his finest to remain as devoted as attainable.  “I’m going to go in, be taught the elements, be as devoted to what Dime did as attainable, and simply be me. I am gonna have enjoyable with it, understanding that I’m not anticipating myself to sound like Dime, and nobody else ought to both, which is how it’s once I play with Ozzy or no matter else.”

He then added that he’ll be utilizing a mixture of his personal gear, plus gear given to him by Dimebag Darrell. “I will be utilizing my guitars, results, and pedals, lots of the pedals that Dime really gave me, and yeah, I am going to undoubtedly be utilizing a few of Dime’s pedals and stuff, too,” Wylde defined. “I am nonetheless figuring out the way it’ll all come collectively, however I’m trying ahead to seeing the way it all flows as soon as I do.” Plus, he added, that he’ll have the help of Dimebag’s guitar tech Grady Champion alongside together with his personal tech to assist him pay tribute to the late guitarist.

Wylde and Anthrax’s Charlie Benante will likely be becoming a member of Pantera’s dwelling band members Philip Anselmo and Rex Brown for exhibits beginning subsequent month in Mexico and South America. See the stops listed under.

Pantera 2022 Tour Dates

Dec. 2 – Texcoco, Mexico @ Heaven & Hell
Dec. 6 – Monterrey, Mexico @ Steel Fest
Dec. 9 – Bogota, Colombia @ Knotfest
Dec. 11 – Santiago, Chile @ Knotfest
Dec. 13 – Santiago, Chile @ Theater Coliseo
Dec. 15 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Vibra
Dec. 18 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Knotfest

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