Phil Anselmo Feels Great About Keeping Pantera’s Legacy Alive
On a recent episode of Inside With Paulo Baron, Phil Anselmo revealed that it feels great for him to keep the legacy of Pantera alive.
As you may know, former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo has been a member of Superjoint Ritual after the controversial disbandment of Pantera, and now is working together with his backing band The Illegals, producing new records and songs.
Back on April 9, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals were on the stage for a special live stream event called A Vulgar Display Of Pantera, celebrating the legacy of the band by covering selected tracts from Pantera’s five classic albums ‘Cowboys From Hell,’ ‘Vulgar Display Of Power,’ ‘Far Beyond Driven,’ ‘The Great Southern Trendkill’ and ‘Reinventing The Steel.’
During the interview on Inside With Paulo Baron, Phil Anselmo was asked if he is open to get onto the stage with bassist Rex Brown in celebration of Pantera. He responded to the question by saying he thinks Rex sees what he is doing with The Illegals and likes it, stating he keeps Pantera’s legacy alive which is also a good thing for Rex.
Phil then said he thinks Rex is happy with his current situation doing solo records, and they are ‘content to do things this way.’ He later revealed that he would be open to working with Rex again in the future as they are brothers forever and this statement hinted that we might see a collaboration soon.
Phil said during the interview that:
“I think Rex sees what I’m doing with The Illegals [playing Pantera classics] and he likes it. He’s just like, ‘That’s great,’ because the more I keep Pantera alive, it’s good for him too. I think Rex is very happy doing his solo records and stuff, and I think he’s been in the studio – he’s got his own thing going on. And I think right now in life, we are content to do things this way.
If Rex and I had a show to play, or we were ever gonna be on stage again together, I would welcome it with open arms. I love Rex. And he’d be the same way. We’re brothers forever. So playing on stage together, or doing some shows together, is not out of the question. It could happen.”
It is known that with his backing band, Phil Anselmo has released two albums called ‘Walk Through Exits Only’ in 2013 and ‘Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue’ in 2018. Besides, it seems a new Pantera celebration together with Rex Brown would be such a delight to the ears.