Phil Anselmo is a student of the game and he puts everything into his passions. During the Revolver Golden Gods, the Pantera and Down frontman took a moment to chat with Loudwire on the Black Carpet about some of those passions, including his upcoming Housecore Horror Festival, the release of his first solo album and his admiration for some of his musical peers.
The news of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman's death weighed heavy on the minds of many of the rockers attending Thursday night's Revolver Golden Gods ceremony, with many of the musicians just learning the tragic news as they were arriving for the show that night. Loudwire spoke with a number of the top rockers on the Revolver Golden Gods Black Carpet about Hanneman's life, legacy and what Slayer, in general, has meant to the metal community.
Anthrax kicked off the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods last night (May 2) with a set that included blistering performances of 'Caught in a Mosh' and 'Fight 'Em Till You Can't,' before the band welcomed the night's first surprise guests -- Pantera's Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown -- for a performance of Pantera
Yes the world has changed since Phil Anselmo first came up through the ranks while making a name for himself in Pantera. But the rocker has continued to evolve over the years and is very in touch with how things operate these days both as an artist and a label chief and he's ready to share his wisdom with aspiring metal acts.
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.