Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo spoke in an evet called “Spooky Empire” and expressed his feelings about Vinnie Paul’s death.
As you know, 5 months ago, Pantera and Hellyeah drummer Vinnie has passad away at the age of 54.
First of all, Phil Anselmo talked on how he got the news about Vinnie’s death and said:
“I was busy rehabbing my back [after undergoing surgery earlier in the year], and I had had a great day grinding at the… downstairs, hitting the bag and shit like that. And then I got the news about Vince and it was just deflating, man.
Despite all of our differences, just know this: the bitterness was so fucking harsh because it came from a place of love. You understand me on that? We loved each other so much that when things go awry in a band, it’s like tripling down on negativity, man.”
On how he felt about Vinnie Paul’s death, he said:
“Vinnie Paul’s passing as a pain I wouldn’t wish on anyone. So, you all do me a favor, man — love each other while you can. Put all the squabbling and all the fucking fighting and all the division… I’m sick of this shit; honestly, I’m tired of it. Be kind to each other. Everybody’s cool, man.
Vinnie Paul was “a brilliant guy” and an “incredible musician” — amazing musician, man, insane on the drums, and always brilliant with the gameplan. He had his shit together. Honestly, me, Dime and Rex [Brown, Pantera bassist] were drunk, and Vince would have his shit together. And he’d be driving, he’d be settling gigs, and we would be drunk.”
You can watch the entire interview from below.