2016-01-31 Sunday - Story Updated:
Phil Anselmo has issued an apology for what happened on stage, but doesn't address Robb Flynn's account of using 'nigger era' to reference a musical period of Machine Head.

 

 

But, this doesn't take into account what Robb Flynn said Anselmo said back stage. It also doesn't take into account the many times Phil has been seen on stage sieg hailing, or various 'white power' rants.

This really, should change nothing. And Anselmo should still be held accountable.

 

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ORIGINAL STORY

So during the recent Dimebash, at the end of Pantera's Walk, Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Superjoint Ritual, Down) yelled 'White Power' from the stage, and sieg hailed a couple of times.

Here is the video.

 

 

 

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Phil Anselmo
responded to the video on Twitter by saying that it was a joke, an 'inside joke' because they were drinking white wine backstage.

Was he laughing on stage after yelling, 'White Power' and sieg hailing? Tittering to himself or waving a bottle of wine? No.
So why does he think we're just going to laugh it off that he was 'joking' about drinking white wine backstage? When the video obviously shows him post gig and mildly belligerent? Notice that someone was attempting to talk to him on stage and he wasn't having any of it. If he was throwing out a joke, wouldn't he, shouldn't he be slapping the dude's back and laughing about how hilarious he is?

The metal media then asked why Phil has always been given a 'pass' on his history or racial epithets or 'white power' rants on stage. There isn't a good answer for that. Why has Anselmo never been challenged publicly by the fans or media for his racist diatribes over and over again?

Today, Robb Flynn (Machine Head) posted a video in his General Journals about being a part of Dimebash, touring with Pantera back in the day, and talking to Phil backstage before the show and Phil telling him that he hated Machine Head's 'Nigger Era' and

how he (Robb) did not see any white wine backstage.

 

 

Later this afternoon a picture surfaced of Phil holding a bottle of white wine talking with Dimebag's widow, Rita Haney. Does the fact that there was white wine excuse Anselmo of racist hate mongering? No.

Why does the fact that Phil used to sing in Pantera excuse his 'white power' rants and lyrics?

Why do the fans allow him to continue to bully his way around and attempt to incite racial strife?

Why has the media not taken him to task for his ignorant speech and caustic actions?

As Robb Flynn said, there is no room for racism in metal.

Just like there is no room for racism in music. There is no room for racism in our country. There is no room for racism in the world. And therefore.... there is no room for Phil Anselmo anymore.

If I am going to condemn Dave Mustaine and Ted Nugent for being wack jobs and not giving over another hard earned penny of mine to them, then I must do the same, WE must do the same to Phil Anselmo. His hatred and bigotry has stood long enough.
Pantera will never get back together, tragically they can't. Down and Superjoint Ritual are just mediocre at best. So why do we continue to exalt and indeminfy Anselmo?
Why?