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Phil Anselmo Working On Autobiography

Blabbermouth.net reports: According to a posting on legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin's official web site, Philip Anselmo (DOWN, PANTERA, SUPERJOINT RITUAL) has begun work on his autobiography. Anselmo apparently revealed the news to Halfin this past Sunday (July 27) following DOWN's performance in Istanbul, Turkey as the support act for METALLICA. Ross writes in the "Diary" section of his web site, "I walk to the dressing room and Phil grabs me for a hug while The Snake [SKID ROW guitarist Dave 'Snake' Sabo, who manages DOWN as part of the successful management company McGhee Entertainment headed up by Doc McGhee — Ed.] looks on with jealousy. Phil tells me he's writing a book about his time doing what he does and it'll include his time in PANTERA."

Philip Anselmo revealed in an online post last week that DOWN has recorded at least six new songs for a possible new release which may also include previously unreleased material from the "Over the Under" sessions.

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

great news, now just dont make us all wait like metallica has made their sheep wait!!!!

# Jul 29, 2008 @ 12:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. cable_zombie writes:

that should be pretty cool.

phil rules, he's actually died and come back to life!

p.s. metallica have nothing on guns n roses in the waiting game......

# Jul 29, 2008 @ 12:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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Phil was probably wasted when he said that and I doubt he remembers saying that today.

# Jul 29, 2008 @ 1:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. FUCK YEAH writes:

This is going to kick ass, and a new down album?!?! holy fack could i be more excited? and as for the idiot in post 3 do your homework before you leave dumb f***ing comments, phil does not drink anymore, all he does is smoke the green stuff douche bag!!!

# Jul 29, 2008 @ 2:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Primal Concrete Fred writes:

Maybe he was wasted on the green stuff.

# Jul 29, 2008 @ 3:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. ghost of dimebag writes:

really phil, layoff the painkillers already!!

# Jul 29, 2008 @ 4:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RIFF-MASTER writes:

By Green stuff you mean Japanese Mineral Plants?....
I'm looking forward to this autobiography. Phil has had many great experiences.

N.P. - PanterA - By Demons Be Driven

# Jul 29, 2008 @ 4:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Txmetalhead writes:

Wow - this quite interesting..I think it will definitely be a page turner. Cool news.

# Jul 29, 2008 @ 4:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Txmetalhead writes:

Phil drinks green tea...and sh1t like that...he is in recovery.

# Jul 29, 2008 @ 4:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. RIFF-MASTER writes:

Post #9.....That's what I meant to say....Japanese soy-nuts too

# Jul 29, 2008 @ 4:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Jackrum writes:

how much swearing is going to be cut out for the kids version

# Jul 29, 2008 @ 4:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. b.bristowe writes:

rofl phils been saying hes in recovery for 10 years now. He will get to much publicity and relapse after this.

# Jul 29, 2008 @ 5:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Detmetal20 writes:

Phils book will have six chapters

Chapter One- Smoking Pot
Chapter two- Pantera
Chapter three- doing herion
Chapter Four- Pot and herion
Chapter Five- How i f***ed up pantera
Chapter six- After I f***ed up Pantera

By the way i am not downing Phil at all.

# Jul 29, 2008 @ 5:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Txmetalhead writes:

Too many fukkin' haters....well that is cool..to each his own. I have no problem with Phil Anselmo. At least he admits he has problems, and honestly talks about them.

# Jul 29, 2008 @ 9:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. BoltThrower writes:

I liked Superjoint Ritual better than Damageplan. I don't think Phil gets enough credit for Pantera's success.

# Jul 30, 2008 @ 5:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. XWigglesX writes:

Has anyone ever seen the video of him doing the white power salute? Not cool. But I did enjoy Pantera. But I find Down to be boring.

# Jul 30, 2008 @ 5:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Cr4wf0rdTxJ1ng0J4ng0 writes:

Let's name possible titles. Here's mine.

"Where Am I? The Phil Anselmo Story"

or

"Pills, Beer, & Pills"

or

"Phil To The Brim"

...sorry.

# Jul 30, 2008 @ 9:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Cr4wf0rdTxJ1ng0J4ng0 writes:

really, though, I'll read the hell out of it. I might even pay money for it.

# Jul 30, 2008 @ 9:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Cr4wf0rdTxJ1ng0J4ng0 writes:

Hey post 4, did you see the Pantera Behind the Music? He talked like someone had been beating him up for the past 15 minutes. He looked and sounded like he was on the verge of slumber. He's human garbage but I'd like to read all the sh** he's going to exaggerate in his book. I bet Vinnie is shakin' in his boots right now about what this loud mouthed junkie zombie is going to put in his book.

Chapter three: That time Vinnie Ate 15 Cheeseburgers and Shxt His Assh0le.

Chapter Four: Jerking Off To Pictures Of A Weight Bench

Chapter Five: That Time I Almost Drowned In My Own Puke

Chapter Six: Where am I?

Chapter Seven: In the Hospital

Chapter Eight: Relapse

Chapter Nine: Writing a book

Chapter Ten: Relapse

But I agree with TXmetalhead, even though I'm a hater. I'd still read the book.

# Jul 30, 2008 @ 9:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. That_One_Guy writes:

LOL at posts 17 & 19.. I'm sure it'll be about like that, but I'd still probably read it.

# Jul 30, 2008 @ 10:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Txmetalhead writes:

Yeah the guy has always been a character - Love him or hate him - he lead a WILD life!

# Jul 30, 2008 @ 12:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Kalis_wrath writes:

I will end up reading this, but I swear its going into my fire place if he starts trying to deny his role in Dimes death!

# Jul 30, 2008 @ 12:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. BoltThrower writes:

Pantera Behind the Music featured Phil in some kind of heroine haze, I hope, otherwise he's totally frazzled. He reminded me of a heaviweight fighter that took too many concussions.

# Jul 30, 2008 @ 1:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Kalis_wrath writes:

Boltuhrower, reminded? He still is like a boxer with too many blows to his head! *LOL*

# Jul 30, 2008 @ 1:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Kalis_wrath writes:

BoltThrower*

# Jul 30, 2008 @ 1:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Necropolis writes:

He's in the advanced Ozzy stage right now. DId anyone see the video of him crying after dime's death? He is so out of it. I can see that book coming out and then vinnie denouncing him and everything in it.

Dave Chapelle did an awesome autobiography on his show. I would make mine in a similar fashion.

# Jul 30, 2008 @ 1:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. tommy107CFH writes:

what a f***ing c***!!! phil will write more f***ing lies so his deluded fans keep feeling sorry for him
i f***ing hate him!!!!

# Aug 6, 2008 @ 8:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Pursuit_Of_Vikings writes:

^Easy, killer.

# Aug 6, 2008 @ 12:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Txmetalhead writes:

Maybe Phil was crying because he was actually shocked and saddened by the death of his friend? We all say stupid fukin' things that we later regret...especially to close people like friends and loved ones..but anyway..I won't be changing anyone's opinion about Phil Anselmo. Perhaps his book will shed some light on his true feelings. I still respect the man, and I will always love Down. With that said, I still miss Dimebag and his amazing riffs.

# Aug 6, 2008 @ 3:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. b.bristowe writes:

Or he could have been in an overwhelmed drug induced state. Too many b****es talk sh** in that band. Phil hated the abbots. Phil doesn't do drugs. Vinnie's gotten lamer-er. Dimebag was Pantera and there's nothing else to it. The rest of the people in the band were just there to fill in the smalls gaps when Dimebag took a break from awesomeness

# Aug 6, 2008 @ 4:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. JoO writes:

Title of the book: Booze and Pills=destruction of your band.

# Aug 7, 2008 @ 12:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Kalis_wrath writes:

Fvck Phil!

# Aug 7, 2008 @ 12:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Jamez writes:

He might just as well call it "How I Messed up my life and career". Isnt that exactly what he did? He destroyed Pantera and messed himself up with all that junk. And what a great suprise, none of his post Pantera bands seem to work out either. Ok, Down's great. But, with that lineup, it'd be impossible for Down Not to be great. I for one will certainly not read this pile of junk. I've heard enough of this guy already

# Aug 7, 2008 @ 8:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. AlliedFront676 writes:

If you want hate on Phil little kid take that f***ing CFH out of your f***ing name and stick to f***ing Bleeding Through, you f***ing Dumbsh**. And what did Phil have to do with some crazy Marine pulling the trigger and killing Dime? Bands break up, and maybe Phil was completely responsible but if he could of their is no doubt in my mind he would have taken those bullets for Dime anyday.

# Aug 7, 2008 @ 11:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. 5FDP writes:

Phil is an A-Hole Who Thinks his Sh*t don't stink!!!!

# Aug 7, 2008 @ 11:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Fuck_A_Name writes:

I like how Ozzy is the Yardstick for how f***ed up into drugs you can get, and everybody else is just measured along those lines... lol

Now Playing: Pantera- Regular People (kick-ass f***ing song imo, very underrated in the list of great Pantera songs)

# Aug 7, 2008 @ 1:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. ugly-bob writes:

meh. im so neutral with the whole "phil destroying pantera" thing. sure he acted like a complete a$$hole, but on the other hand, and this is just me agreeing with what someone else has already said, if he hadnt joined pantera in the first place, it probably wouldnt have been the HUGE band that it turned out to be. obviousy dime's brilliant guitar work was also a major factor. but then again, everyone needs someone to b**** about for pantera breaking up, and we might as well blame him cos he was pretty much the cause of it. am i now no longer neutral cos i said that?1 oh deary me

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 11:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. psythe writes:

This book will basically be a 'What Not To Do' guide.

And "Regular People" IS a RAD tune.

# Aug 17, 2008 @ 12:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. This is ZT writes:

"DId anyone see the video of him crying after dime's death?"

so what, he's not allowed to cry now? give me a f***ing break dude...

# Aug 17, 2008 @ 1:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. ugly-bob writes:

no sh**, sure he was a total d*** but he and dime were around each other and involved in each others lives for a very long time so naturally he's going to show emotion...

# Aug 17, 2008 @ 1:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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