This Monday (Dec. 8) will mark the 10th anniversary of the killing of “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott of Pantera.
And while that tragic occasion will be noted by metal fans everywhere, Phil Anselmo, Pantera’s lead singer, says that he will do nothing out of the ordinary.
“There is no f—-ing way on this planet Earth that I am going to celebrate the death of one of my best friends and my guitar player in Pantera,” Anselmo told Yahoo Music. “I won’t do any Pantera songs or anything like that.
That night, Anselmo will be fronting Down at the Fillmore in San Francisco. He said that he will pay tribute to Dimebag Darrell, but it will be business as usual.
“Like every night, I’ll send out a song to Dimebag,” he continued. “I always send out the song ‘Lifer’ because if there was ever a lifer in heavy metal music — someone who lived it and breathed it and forged it every single day — it was him. He is the epitome of a lifer whether he is in the tomb or not.”
Phil spoke to ultimate Classic rock about the event. Read the full article here