Contact Us

Philip Anselmo on ‘I’m Broken’ Performance With Black Label Society: ‘I Sucked’

Philip Anselmo is never shy to bust out a classic Pantera tune, but the legendary vocalist has been jamming some of the band’s greatest works with some high profile musicians as of late. One of these sessions involved the track ‘I’m Broken’ with Black Label Society acting as Anselmo’s backing band. However, in response to criticism on the quality of Anselmo’s vocal performance, the man himself took to the comments section of YouTube to explain himself.

Two weeks ago, Anselmo joined Kill Devil Hill, which consists of fellow Pantera member Rex Brown, for a solid performance of ‘Mouth for War.’ Even more recently, Anselmo shared the stage with Black Label Society for ‘I’m Broken’ on a handful of occasions, including one gig in Dallas that also featured Rex Brown. These jams have once again gotten fans excited for some sort of Pantera reunion, possibly with Zakk Wylde filling in for the immortal ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott, but once again, drummer Vinnie Paul publicly stated that he wasn’t interested.

As for Anselmo’s May 10 ‘I’m Broken’ performance with Black Label Society, the vocalist posted the following comment using the Housecore Records YouTube channel:

Dear lovers and haters!
I adore you all, and I must admit one thing here and now: my voice WAS FRIED!!!
Too many reasons to list here, but I did the Down set, waited an hour, drinking and smoking reasonably (hahaha!), and basically, I sucked…
I admit it completely– you are correct!
Now….
Go back and listen to the last MM4 or 5 (?) a year ago…
When I put my damn mind to it and commit, I can nail all these tunes, to a certain degree.
Forget “Cemetery Gates” type stuff.
But damn near anything post CFH is mine….
Thanks for the comments, and I wish y’all awesomeness in your lives!
Hail!  Hail!
PHA ’14

Don’t be too glum, Phil. We forgive you! Check out the live video of ‘I’m Broken’ above and judge for yourselves!

Philip Anselmo on Why Dimebag Was the Greatest Metal Guitarist

Pantera Reunion Featuring Zakk Wylde? - Readers Poll

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://loudwire.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Loudwire quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Loudwire quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!