MACHINE HEAD’s Robb Flynn Calls Out Phil Anselmo On Racism Accusation – “There Was No White Wine Backstage”
The gloves are off! Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn just called out Philip Anselmo (Pantera, Down) for his actions at the Dimebash, and revealed that earlier in the night Anselmo told him he “hated the nigger era of Machine Head.” This video is a must-watch.
Yesterday, footage surfaced where Pantera frontman Philip Anselmo controversially raised his arm in the Nazi salute, a sieg heil, and shouted “white power”into the audience at the very conclusion of the “Dimebash,” a tribute to late guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott. Yesterday, Anselmo commented on the video saying he’d “fess up” to being drunk and saying it was an inside joke because he and a few people had white wine backstage.
Machine Head’s Robb Flynn was also at the Dimebash this past weekend, and Flynn made some shocking revelations, namely there was no white wine at the ‘bash:
I was there and I could tell you there wasn’t a chardonnay or a pinot grigio in sight backstage. In fact, the only thing that you were drinking, Phil Anselmo, was Becks German beer. Maybe that’s where the joke came from?
Flynn also revealed that earlier in the night, he spoke to Anselmo and within five minutes Anselmo told Flynn that he “hated the nigger era of Machine Head,” and he hated the sound and the look. Flynn also mentioned that during “A New Level,” he noticed Anselmo again do the sieg heil and mouth “white power.” The gloves are off and this whole video is a much watch:
Not Phil’s first brush with controversy Here Is A Quote From Phil from a 2008 interview
Anselmo: I never heard that I was back on drugs; that’s fuckin’ ridiculous. That’s fuckin’ stupid. But fuck everybody, really. I’m livin’ my life, I’m doing exactly what the fuck I want to do… I’m not out to fuckin’ impress, I don’t give a shit, man. And people… I mean look, I’ve been… gay, my neck’s been broken from stage diving, I’ve been everything — a satanist, a white supremacist…
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