Pepper Keenan Says There Is “Definitely A Future For Down”


Down frontman Phil Anselmo‘s racist outburst at this past January’s ‘Dimebash‘ event has had a serious impact on his Down bandmates and their livelihood, forcing them cancel a string of shows. Despite all the controversy, guitarist Pepper Keenan (also of Corrosion Of Conformity) does see the group eventually returning to active duty. When asked if the outfit still have a future recently by Metal Wani, Keenan replied:

“Well, I don’t why there wouldn’t be. You know, Down didn’t do anything wrong. I mean, we were just guilty by association on that one. That was Phil‘s mistake. I’ve spoken to Phil and told him to get his shit together, and he is. He knows he made a mistake and was being stupid. I’ve known the guy [most of my life]. He’s not what that whole thing framed him to be at all. But, yeah, there’s definitely a future for Down. I wouldn’t throw all the shit we’ve done, beautiful music we’ve done on one stupid moment that was caught on camera, and he apologized for. [So we are] far from done.”

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