ANSELMO Doesn't Have Time Or Room In His Heart Left To Argue With Former PANTERA Bandmates

In a brand new interview with, former PANTERA and current DOWN singer Philip Anselmo was asked if was happy with how the PANTERA catalog is being handled and if he would like to see more live DVDs or recordings issued, or perhaps a documentary.

"I think PANTERA is a type of band that has been documented very, very well over the years," Anselmo replied. "With the past re-releases, we were fortunate enough to have old demos and stuff that never really saw the light of day. But PANTERA was not the type of band to waste many riffs or many parts or songs. With the upcoming 'Far Beyond Driven' re-release — which will be next year — you will see more live footage from epic shows and really breakthrough shows, instead of lost demos. I don't think there are even demos left, man. Everything from 'Far Beyond Driven' on, I really think we used everything that we had available."

He continued: "PANTERA is a very complex business right now. Vinnie Paul, the drummer, doesn’t communicate at all with me or Rex [Brown, bassist]. We are mediated by what's left of our management — Kimberly Zide Davis — and she is a fantastic mediator between the three of us. And lord knows, she has to be, because PANTERA hasn't been together since 2001, but it's still a thriving business. We sell T-shirts, we sell merchandise, and it still sells. And people buy the re-releases. So there has to be some form of business etiquette that we go by and business relationship that we have to agree upon.

"For me, if Vince and Rex are happy with what's going on, then I’m not going to argue much, because honestly, I don't have the time or the room in my heart left to argue with those guys. I want things to run as smoothly as possible. I think it's being handled pretty fucking well. I don't really have many arguments or much more to say about it."

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