Legendary Pantera singer Phil Anselmo spoke in an interview with Scars and Guitarist podcast from Australia, and revealed why fans is so important for him as a musicians.

Here’s the statement:

“I think the staying power of the fans and the staying power of the songs, whether it’s Pantera, Down or Superjoint— the fans remember the songs.

And for me, The Illegals is still a new experience for people, but five years down the line, they’re gonna wanna hear certain and specific songs from the Illegals. So I do believe in the power of the songs as well.

The biggest thing for me is the fans, man, because… This is the way I view myself: I’m just a fan too. I’m a music fan that has grown up playing music. So I’m just a fan as well. As they say, it takes one to know one.

So, when I’m looking at a crowd full of people that are as old as me all the way to teenagers out in the audience who absolutely never had a chance to experience those Pantera songs — holy shit! That is a powerful thing, brother.

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Back in January, Phil Anselmo said that Metallica’s Load album was terrible.

During an interview with Louder Sound, they asked “The Album That Should Not Be Is…” and he answered like that:

“I would have to say Load by Metallica. I mean, it’s a terrible record, man. I just don’t get it. If you’re gonna put out a record like that, just do a fucking side-project or something, ya know?”

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