Dimebag Darrell’s close friend and Pantera videographer, Daryl “Bobby Tongs” Arnberger recently claimed that the slain guitarist wanted to “go back to Pantera” shortly before he was murdered onstage on December 8th, 2004 in Columbus, Ohio.
Arnberger revealed the last time he spoke to Dimebag Darrell, just weeks before his death, that he was ready to try and reunite the band.
Arnberger said in a recent interview, “Oh, yeah, he would have [reunited Pantera]. The last time I saw him was in November of 2004. I was about to go back out with Slipknot or [Marilyn] Manson, one of the two. And I went over to his house. I was just talking to him briefly about everything. He was, like, ‘We’re gonna go out and do this [Damageplan] tour through December, and I’ll see you for Christmas and everything. After that, we’re gonna have some new shit going on. And it’s not gonna be this. Whatever it takes, we’re gonna get these guys back together and do it right.’ He was saying he was gonna do everything he could. He was pretty much done with what [Damageplan] were doing at that point. He wanted to move on and go back to Pantera.”