Phil Anselmo Discusses Pantera & Dimebag Memories

Down frontman Phil Anselmo spoke with Possum of Revolver TV about his time with Pantera and how VH1’s ‘Behind The Music’ portrayed him as a villain. “We were on top of the world whilst our entire reign of heavy metal, no one besting us,” Phil said. “Those are some fantastic memories in there. The whole story isn’t about Darrell’s death, that’s what I want to say. There’s a whole lot of good they seemed to leave out. And they portrayed me as this villain. I got a phone call. I was laying in bed. That’s how I found out man. A fu**ing day doesn’t go by where I don’t think about Pantera or Dimebag, probably several hundred times.” Watch the comments via YouTube below.

Pantera Members Toast Dimebag On 39th Birthday

The Las Vegas Review Journal reports that members of Pantera toasted their late guitarist, ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott, with shots of Crown Royal at the Rainbow Bar & Grill. Abbott, who would have been 39 last Saturday, was killed in December when crazed fan Nathan Gale jumped onstage and shot him during a show in Columbus, Ohio. Also there was Slash from Velvet Revolver, who was downing his pizza with Jack Daniels.

Anselmo: Pantera Would Have Played Again

Former Pantera and current Superjoint Ritual frontman Philip Anselmo has posted the following message at his official web site,

“I’ve been stumbling around in a coma of loss. No truer lyric has been written than ‘You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.’

“To explain my side of things with the hiatus of Pantera, please give me a moment and think about what I say. Think.

Ex-Pantera Frontman Strikes Back At Whining Vinnie And Dime

Former Pantera frontman Philip Anselmo spoke to last Friday (Jan. 30) about the recent bad-mouthing in the press between the various ex-members of the band and his future plans with his current main project, Superjoint Ritual. Asked how people are reacting to the breakup of Pantera, Philip said, “Not well at all. I mean, yeah, some people have taken Superjoint to heart, and stuff like that, but it seems like the other guys in Pantera are just on this warpath fu**ing with me and they just can’t shut up about how much I fu**ed them over and this and that. Look, man, being in a band is like a marriage you know — if a band breaks up, it’s everybody’s fu**ing fault, you know. They can’t see their own faults, because they’re too busy looking at mine, you know. Of course, I’m not faultless, but neither are they. You’ve got to understand — it comes from all four of us, you know, and it’s time to grow up man and knock off all this sh**-talking to other people, you know — just talking sh**, because in all honesty, me and Pantera we worked together for fu**ing 17 years, practically, and for it to end with bitterness and hatred is just silly. I’m not going to buy into it, you know, but just to let the fans know, I did not abandon my cause, and my cause is to create extreme fu**ing music and support heavy metal music the best way I know how, and with Superjoint Ritual, I’m just continuing on in my own way with extreme music and I’m just taking one step at a time and you know open your mind and your hearts and just fu**ing take it in its fu**ing bad ass! And it’s not supposed to sound like Pantera. Pantera is Pantera.”

Pantera Frontman On ‘Hard Attack’

Pantera frontman Philip Anselmo stopped by the studios of Sirius Radio in New York City on Tuesday (May 20) and spoke to “Hard Attack” host Don Kaye about the current status of all of his musical projects, including Pantera, Down, Superjoint Ritual and his much-rumored collaboration with Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi. Check out a transcript and audio at

Moby Hangs With Tommy Lee And Pantera

Moby told fans on his official site journal that he got to hang out with rockers and had the “most rock night of my life.” Moby said, “I went to see Tommy Lee and ended up hanging out with Tommy and Vinny and Darryl from Pantera. At one point the 4 of us sang ‘We Are All Made of Stars’ for a Pantera home video. To be included on a Pantera home video… the true hallmark of success.
Have you ever seen a Pantera home video? Very funny, but not for the faint of heart. Or is it ‘feint of heart’? And I think that they were surprised to find out that I’m a Pantera fan.”

Pantera In Sorrow Over Terrorist Attacks

Pantera issued the following statement concerning their tour cancellation and thoughts towards the terrorist attacks in the US Tuesday, “There are no words worthy to express the sorrow we feel for those who lost loved ones in yesterday’s terrible tragedy. We have made the decision to cancel our participation in the upcoming Tattoo the Planet tour of Europe that was scheduled to begin tomorrow, Thursday (Sept. 13) (see related story, this page). We apologize to our international friends and fans that we planned on jamming and partying with, but there is absolutely nothing in the world worth compromising their safety or ours.”