Philip Anselmo Would Jump At Chance For Pantera Reunion, Weighs In On Confederate Flag


Though not a change in his stance, Philip H. Anselmo still says he would jump at the chance for a Pantera reunion. Speaking with The Metal Den, Anselmo was asked about possibly having the surviving members get back onstage together:

“…We 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 has moved in his own direction. 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 member, 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.”

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He later continued:

“…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 hearbeat. 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! Believe me, if the phone call came tomorrow I’d be the first one doing pushups!”

Anselmo also weighed in the controversy sweeping across America over the use of the confederate flag, a flag which was often used by Pantera in the past:

“Right now in my life as a grown up man and a soon to be 47 year old in 5 days… that any type of propagating hate toward any race or any group of people is not my bag at all. You know I didn’t invent the fucking flag. I was born in 1968. So I do see a lot of sides to this. I see where people can say, you know, when does it end? You know when is it good enough? When are we as a people ever going to be politically correct? The answer to that is really never. Because the world is made up of people with a lot of different ideas… telling us how to live and what we should do or shouldn’t do, you know? Or think or not think, you know.. that’s pretty extreme… it’s like you’re never going to make everybody happy.”

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