PHILIP ANSELMO: If PANTERA Called It A Day Today, We Will Have Done Something Very Special

March 15, 2002

PANTERA/DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo may not have any intention of leaving PANTERA in the foreseeable future (as he so convincingly stated in a recent press release—ahem!),but he sure keeps talking about it like he does. Here's Anselmo once again painting a bleak picture about PANTERA's long-term plans in the current issue of Revolver magazine (cover date: May/June 2002):

“I really feel that we're gonna have to take a very hard look at what PANTERA has done and what we think we can do in the future. For years, I think that we were the most successful and best pure metal band, and I never, ever want to have the audience feel like, 'Wow, these guys are past their prime,' and watch the crowds dwindle. I would much rather go out on a top f.cking note than somewhere in the middle, somewhere on the bottom, or anywhere else but the top. I'm not saying we're going to do this, but if we called it a day today, we will have done something very special.”

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