PHILIP ANSELMO Apologizes For Holding VINNIE PAUL And DIMEBAG Back - Apr. 29, 2004
SUPERJOINT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo was recently asked by MetalRefuge.com if he has heard the debut album from DAMAGEPLAN, the band featuring Anselmo's former PANTERA bandmates Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums). "Pieces of it," Philip replied. "I'm just glad that they are finally playing music again." Asked if part of the reason he pursued SUPERJOINT RITUAL and DOWN while PANTERA was still together was that he was afraid that the direction that PANTERA was going in was too much towards the mainstream and not close enough to the underground where he wanted to be, Philip said, "Well, you have to really look at the [recent magazine quote] from Vinnie Paul, the drummer for DAMAGEPLAN. You know he basically said straight-up that I was holding them back from I guess the music they are doing now with DAMAGEPLAN. So if I was doing that I apologize! And best of luck for the rest of their future, and fuckin' ya know with the rest of the music that they want to play."