Phil Anselmo: 'I Hate Rock Stars, I Hate All That Untouchable 'Lay Off Me''

artist: Phil Anselmo date: 06/16/2014 category: general music news

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Phil Anselmo: 'I Hate Rock Stars, I Hate All That Untouchable 'Lay Off Me''
Phil Anselmo recently gave the rock star attitude a decent bashing, naming Down's down-to-earth behavior as one of the contributing factors to the band's success.

"We're not big image guys; we like to let the music do the talking for us and really approach the audience as one of them, really," Phil kicked off during a Team Rock Radio chat (via Blabbermouth).

"Because I hate rock stars, man. I hate all that untouchable 'lay off me' and entourages and all that s--t. It's ridiculous. So I think the fact that we keep it down to earth, and we play songs that we damn well know are crowd favorites, I think that is a recipe for some type of success. I just don't know how to put my finger on what type of success. So that's even better. The unknown is great, too," the singer added.

During last year's interview with Zoiks Online, Phil elaborated his "rock star" stance in more detail, saying, "I think the more real you can be with people in general, they don't have to be fans or anything like that, just the more real you can be with people in any walk of life, because, honestly, I can't say I'm any good at much else than what I'm into, and if music is my f--king specialty, it doesn't mean I can walk in someone else's shoes and do their job, because I can't.

"That's how I look at everything, especially between people relations. It's hard enough living in my own skin; God knows I can't imagine living for someone else at the same time. I think it's a two-way street, man, and both of us have the right of way. I prefer to make friends over having this worship or be set up on this pedestal. It's bulls--t, man."

In recent news, Anselmo discussed his anti-technology stance, at least when the latest tech is considered, saying that he doesn't own a phone and communicates strictly via e-mail. Check out more here.
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