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Published on January 28th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Hint: Never Scream “White Power” at Your Gig

Let’s just hope Phil Anselmo of Pantera had lost his mind at the end of the annual Dimebag Darrell event in LA when he decided do give the ol’ “white power” salute.

 

Watch the video. There’s no mistaking what he says following a Nazi-like salute.

Seriously, dude? Seriously?

Turns out, though, that this was just a dumb move. From Loudwire:

Philip Anselmo actually responded in the comments section of the clip via Housecore Records’ YouTube account:

Ok folks, I’ll own this one, but dammit, I was joking, and the “inside joke of the night” was because we were drinking f—ing white wine, hahaha…
Of all f—ing things.
Some of y’all need to thicken up your skin.
There’s plenty of f—ers to pick on with a more realistic agenda.
I f—ing love everyone, I f—ing loathe everyone, and that’s that.
No apologies from me.
PHA ’16

So “white power” meant “white wine?” That must have been on helluva pinot grigio.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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