I’ve interviewed a lot of rock stars and I must say, this dude was easily one of my favorites.
My resume for band interviews spans from Gwar, Testament, Starset, The Offspring, Stone Temple Pilots, Andrew W.K. etc…but easily some of my favorite come from the two times that I interview Phil Anselmo of Pantera/Down/Superjoint Ritual/The Illegals.
Phil was a very humble and cool guy, and many would call him rock royalty. I mean, the dude was the Pantera vocalist…how epic is that? So the fact that I got a few minutes with him over the phone, and then the next face to face was pretty cool.
You can check out the 2 chats I had with him below! The 2nd one where I talked with him over the phone went viral for a bit, which was pretty cool and even prompted response from Zakk Wylde and Vinnie Paul (RIP). The best part that I didn’t record is when Phil said to hang out for a bit and just chat about stuff, interview and all that crap aside, it was amazing to have Phil just invite me to hang for a bit and BS about stuff.
Phil will be heading out on the final tour with Slayer, Ministry, and Primus and will be hitting the TaxSlayer Center in Moline on November 14th…DO NOT MISS THAT SHOW!