Rita Haney was longtime girlfriend of Dimebag Darrell (Pantera), who guitarist from Pantera ve Damageplan. She spoke in an interview with “Talk Toomey” and revealed Dimebag’s plans on reunion to Pantera.
Here’s the her statement (transcriped by Blabbermouth):
“Oh, yeah -If Dimebag had not died, Pantera would be reunion- I totally think so. I mean, Darrell had already made the effort to get on the phone with Rex [Brown, ex-Pantera bassist] on his birthday, on August 20th, in 2004, and had made plans to speak with him again.
So, yeah, definitely. Because I know how, in his heart, he was Pantera— he always would be. No matter what it was called — Damageplan or what — that was always what was inside of him.
I know the things that he was feeling when he came home. He felt he had something to prove. He didn’t wanna do those things with [Damageplan frontman] Pat Lachman. Pat had already been causing issues and there were problems.
I have several voice messages from Darrell that I still have of things that he left and was telling me about the things Pat was doing out there. And he was, like, ‘Man, I don’t wanna work with this dude I wanna fire him. I just don’t want people to think we’re difficult to work with.’ I mean, that’s just how he felt. So, yeah, I definitely believe that they would be standing on stage together.“
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