Saturday, July 4, 2015

Phil Anselmo about hypothetical Pantera reunion: "I would do it in a fucking heartbeat"


Former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo was recently interviewed by The Metal Den and commented recent claim by John Reese, the producer of Mayhem Festival, that Reese has approached the three surviving members of Pantera about resurrecting the band for an appearance at the event.

Anselmo said: "Well, if it is true, then they are not the only ones. We've been approached a bunch of times. But the truth is the wind only blows one way one time. You know, the truth of the whole matter is I have moved on. And I move forward. And I think Vinnie Paul has done the same thing. And I think Rex Brown has moved in his own direction."


Anselmo added: "We could talk all in circles all day, but the truth of the matter is that if you don't have the willingness of the remaining living members, then it's not there. We had plenty of offers. But Vince is doing what he wants to do, and all we can do is respect that."

After Cody told Anselmo that he would love nothing more than to see the three surviving members of Pantera on stage together again, Anselmo said: "You are part of a large contingency that feels that way, and I respect the fuck out of that. And I'll tell you what: I would do it in a fucking heartbeat. If everybody was on board, I would do it in a fucking heartbeat. Because I think with the added truth that… it would be in honor of our fallen brother Dimebag… That would motivate me to do it absolutely a hundred percent for no other reason other than you and the contingency of people… who want to see it. Or the whole generation or two that missed out on it. I get all of that. I get all sides of it. So count me in, Jack!"

Anselmo added: "Believe me, if the phone call came tomorrow, I'd be the first one doing pushups!"