Phil Anselmo was asked on The Classic Metal Show on why he’s not making new music in the style of Pantera, to which he replied (transcribed by UG):
“I’ve done it. It’s so well covered – Pantera did five full records of that particular style, and I’m glad that it is documented, as all music is. As music is history. And people can enjoy it still.”
Phil then pointed out that even back in the days of Pantera, he was making different music with other acts, saying:
“Even when I was in Pantera… Down started in 1992. I was inside bands when I first moved to Texas with my circle of friends before Pantera was signed. So it’s kind of something I’ve always done. It’s something that I’ve always indulged in.
“Case in point – before Pantera got signed I had a circle of friends I jammed with and we would throw house parties and make them into these events where everybody would drop acid. [Laughs] The ticket price was like a quarter beer and we had all these gimmicky things. So it was fun!
“And Pantera then, just before we were signed we were still pulling 600 kids in a weekend. So the weekends I wouldn’t play a Pantera gig I’d be doing like some other house party gig with some smaller band. And it’s something that I’ve always done.”
During the rest of the chat, Anselmo was asked on how he knows whether a musical idea he gets is good or bad, to which he replied:
“It’s pretty easy. [Laughs] Certain things take priority. If there’s something that I think is worthy of bringing to light at all, it’s gonna take priority over the project that I did with a blender, a faucet, and a toilet. [Laughs] And yes, that recording exists. And I use a vacuum, so… Wow, man. You’d be surprised.”