It's Record Store Day today (April 20) and music fans around the world are heading to their local independent shops to support the longtime standard of how to purchase music. Making the experience even more of an event is the amount of bands and labels responsible for issuing unique vinyl releases and other specialty items tied to the day. One rocker enthused that there is such a thing as Record Store Day is Pantera / Down frontman Phil Anselmo.
Phil Anselmo has been incredibly open lately about wanting to bury the hatchet with Pantera bandmate and Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul. Anselmo has repeatedly stated that his "door is wide open" for a reconciliation with Vinnie Paul, but in a new interview, the drummer reiterates that he simply has no interest in reconnecting with Anselmo.
VH1's greatest cultural milestone, 'Behind the Music,' is set to re-air the program's 2006 retrospective on the career of Pantera this Saturday, April 6, at 9PM ETon VH1 Classic. However, this special airing of the Pantera documentary is dubbed, 'Behind the Music Remastered,' and the film contains new interviews with Phil Anselmo, Rex Brown, 'Dimebag' Darrell's longtime girlfriend Rita Haney and many others.
For years, Pantera fans have been praying for vocalist Phil Anselmo and drummer Vinnie Paul to make peace. As members of such a legendary band, both Anselmo and Vinnie Paul are constantly being asked about their relationship with one another, along with the possibility of some sort of Pantera reunion. Although there may not be much progress with either one, Phil Anselmo recently revealed that he's "wide open" to reconnecting with Vinnie Paul and even discussing a Pantera reunion with the drummer.
In the Stage Dive Region of Loudwire's March Metal Madness 2013, two heavyweight acts remain! The masses of fans have made their voices heard in our previous battles, but they now face a difficult choice in who advances to the final four.
Pantera were still in the prime of their career in 2000 when their 'Reinventing the Steel' album arrived. Sadly, the disc would prove to be the band's final studio album, but it remains a significant piece of the tremendous legacy the band left behind. In this Readers Poll, we ask you, the fans, to pick your favorite song off 'Reinventing the Steel.'
March Metal Madness 2013 has progressed into Round 2, and the Stage Dive Region has left us with some legendary pairings. These next two bands defeated their opponents during Round 1, and are looking to get even closer to the Championship round and gaining the distinction of labeling one of their works as the greatest ever.