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Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Premiere New ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ Inspired Music Video

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals‘ official new music video for their song “Choosing Mental Illness” has made its online premiere streaming below. Anselmo‘s wife Katherine Richardson-Anselmo directed the ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest‘ inspired video, starring Michael St. Michaels (‘The Greasy Strangler‘).

Comments Phillip Anselmo of the video:

“This video is based on one of my favorite films about the harshness of mental illness. Being up close and personal with the struggle, I often feel like R. P. McMurphy, who I play in the clip.

I’ve had a lot of questions about the LP title, ‘Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue‘ and song title, ‘Choosing Mental Illness,’ but make no mistake, I take mental illness very seriously, especially because it often goes untreated. We’ve taken some extra steps at the end of the video with information that you, or someone close to you might need.

On a lighter note, it’s always a blast to do creative things like the video with my band, crew, and family. Bringing Michael St. Michaels into the fold was like having your favorite wacky uncle over for the holidays! He did a great job as our version of Nurse Ratched and he’s an absolutely lovable and talented guy…go see The Greasy Strangler!”

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals will be on the road in September on this U.S. tour with King Parrot:

09/06 New Orleans, LA – Santos
09/07 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
09/08 Dallas, TX – Trees
09/09 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
09/11 Knoxville, TN – Concourse
09/12 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
09/14 Harrisburg, PA – The Capitol Room
09/15 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
09/16 Long Island, NY – Mulcahy’s
09/18 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
09/20 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
09/21 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
09/22 Harrison, OH – The Blue Note
09/23 Louisville, KY – Diamond’s
09/25 Green Bay, WI – Green Bay Distillery
09/27 Joliet, IL – The Forge
09/28 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot (‘Berserker Fest‘)
09/29 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
09/30 Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic

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1. Blindgreed1 writes:

Cool video. I have to wonder how many kids will be oblivious to Cuckoos Nest though.

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2. Get Down back together writes:

And make another album. His side projects are just not up to par......

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