Ex-Pantera Singer Philip Anselmo: Give me A F*@ing Break!

Ex-Pantera/current Superjoint Ritual singer Philip Anselmo has slammed his former bandmates over their suggestion that his ongoing substance abuse and alcohol problem have affected his performance to such a degree that he is now "much less than subpar at what he does" than he used to be during Pantera's heyday.

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Ex-Pantera/current Superjoint Ritual singer Philip Anselmo has slammed his former bandmates over their suggestion that his ongoing substance abuse and alcohol problem have affected his performance to such a degree that he is now "much less than subpar at what he does" than he used to be during Pantera's heyday.

Speaking to Revolver magazine for its February 2004 issue, ex-Pantera/current Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul said of Anselmo, "[In the years that followed Phil's 1996 drug overdose] he was very private about [the fact that he was using drugs again]. I don't know if he was using the whole time or what, but it got to the point where I didn't know which Phil was gonna show up to the gig. One night he would walk in and be a fucking animal. The next night, I'd walk backstage and he'd be lying in the corner and he'd say he was tired. I will never take anything away from that dude from when he was at the top of his game, but where he's at right now, I think he's much less than subpar at what he does. I have a hard time watching him when I see him on MTV talking about Superdope Ritual, or whatever they're called, and he can't keep his fucking eyes open."

Asked by SMNnews.com to comment on Vinnie Paul's statement, Philip said, "I just hear a big and sad yellowbelly crybaby fuckin' knowing that his meal ticket is in a different fuckin' band, and? [long pause] You would have to know those fellows to really understand where I was coming from ? they're scared of their own fuckin' shadow. And, all that said, I wish them the best of fuckin' luck. I still love 'em.

"For Vinnie Paul's information and anybody else who would like to know, I've been fuckin' stone-cold sober for fuckin' two years ? I feel like a fuckin' boy scout, for God's sake," he continued. "And fuckin', you know? I can have a couple of beers, let's get it straight.

"There was another thing brought up in that interview where Vinnie Paul said that he knows how to stop drinking, you know, and they can control themselves. And magically [ex-Pantera guitarist] Diamond Darrell didn't answer a fuckin' thing. You know why that is? Because his fuckin' friends have to carry him fuckin' home every goddamn night ? every night on tour, he gets carried to the fuckin' bus. Now, you tell me ? me fucking up one time in my life compared to his fuckin' three thousand and seven. Give me a fuckin' break, man!"

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    SayFxkNo2Trends
    first of all Phil's been through so much more shit than all you, bandwagon Phil haters. Give him a break, literally. He didn't break up Pantera, they were all apart of the break up, well maybe except Rex.
    BodomHC
    Blood Hawk : sinnanna wrote: Tupac was better Fuck you
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA But dude.. Phil was the shit.. now hes just a fukkin looney.. that tears me apart man.. Pantera is one of my all time favorite bands.. R.I.P. Dimbag Darell
    Justified Death
    You know, it's funny that Phil says here in 2003 he's been sober for 2 years, when I just got done watching him give a speech recently (now that he's clean) about his drug use, saying the last time he used was in 2002 or 2003... Nice one, Phil. I guess in his drug induced mind, he had everyone fooled?
    krayter
    **** that they all wanted to break uo so its not just soley on just phil
    DamageMachine
    No Phil were not giving u a ****en break, u broke up Pantera, and now dimes dead. Fuck You
    blackmeadow
    its phil's fault that god*@$* mother***** he broke up pantera and now dime is dead he is the best guitar player in the world i wiss dime was back
    Wilkesy1000
    it was phil's fault, cause they had enough of the way he acted, being under the influence, and so what if dime had to be carried to the bus, doesnt mean he made a complete ass of himself on stage did it? drunk or not drunk, dimebag played ****ing awesome. after 101 proof, phil was done doing live performances.
    Life is peachy
    i agree with the first coment, hard to beleive theyh were in a band together. but pantera was the shit i still listen to there shit. R.I.P. Dimebag/Diamond Darell. Truely a guitar hero and legend
    crazy_train_89
    Man I wish Pantera could've stayed together... and I wish Nathan Gale could've stayed in his mommy... RIP Dimebag!
    megadeth111
    *** u and u and u (ollie,hero,vinura) oantera was the shit. just like meat said .my thoughts exaclty rother.R.I.P DIME i loved you liek a brother
    Vinura
    hah...one things stops and another one starts that gyu needs to really control his swearing..he cant even use the correct version of fuk properly
    meat
    Anselmo didnt break up Pantera. Dime and Vinnie wanted to go in a different direction. This news saddens me so much to see them all fighting and on the Pantera videos they were so cool. These guys felt like my brothers and listening to their music has helped me through alot of times. Come back Pantera
    Sloofus
    Darrell, Dimebag, Diamond. All names he goes by. I hate Anselmo so much for breakin up pantera....
    Wickedcarny
    Look in Vulgar DIsplay of power cd jacket, it says Diamond in it...SO its both lol
    Twiztedfate
    Pantera is the shit no doubt but i hate when ppl act like they actually knew dime i love ya brother and shit like that...You didnt know him and the only reason why everyone "loves him" is cause he's dead...it sucks but it true..