Phil Anselmo quotes

  • I wasn't that wild about that. I told them basically if they were really going to want to bring back heavy metal to a program on MTV, then they are really going to have to get in touch with what real heavy metal is.
    -- Phil Anselmo

    #Real #Mtv #Want

  • I tried to take heavy metal... and balled it up and chopped it in half and really tried to create a new form of energy. I really tried to re-shape extreme music as I see it through my eyes.
    -- Phil Anselmo

    #Eye #Half #Shapes

  • You gotta look beyond the mainstream... the mainstream'll drown you, you know? There's always a pulse in the underground that I love. And the pulse in the underground is what keeps heavy metal alive.
    -- Phil Anselmo

    #Looks #Alive #Pulse

  • To me, I'm for a band whose forefront is the music
    -- Phil Anselmo

    #Band

  • When I die bury me in smoke
    -- Phil Anselmo

  • Music is there for us to explore. To intentionally limit yourself to one, two, or three genres is limitation at its worst. Music is huge; its a gigantic history lesson, and if you are true music fan or a musician, you should explore it. Its all right there in front of us.
    -- Phil Anselmo

    #Two #Three #Lessons

  • In my better sense of mind, I know that Im far from alone and far from the worst, and the earth keeps spinning. Everything keeps moving, with or without me.
    -- Phil Anselmo

    #Moving #Mind #Spinning

  • Drink beer, smoke dope, and eat ***** until your jaw breaks
    -- Phil Anselmo

    #Beer #Dope #

  • There it is again. Image. Once again. I get really tired of it quick
    -- Phil Anselmo

    #Tired #Get Real

  • Speaking of stage freight. I was terrified! It was in NOLA at an all ages show. I was wearing Jeans, a Van Halen t-shirt, and a bandana on my neck. Once I gripped that microphone stand, I did not let go! I plugged my microphone into a guitar FX pedal. Then at the end of the a Black Sabbath song we were covering, I hit the guitar pedal. It was horrific!
    -- Phil Anselmo

    #Letting Go #Song #Guitar

  • You can only exist as far as your mind will allow you to exist, and I think chronic pain will stop time dead in its tracks. You feel like you're the only one, and how unfair it is, and a million different feel-sorry-for-yourself type feelings.
    -- Phil Anselmo

    #Sorry #Pain #Thinking

  • To do an extreme metal record is something that is well within my capacity as a musician to write stuff out of the box, write stuff that's probably more extreme than the band I'm in at the present time, and it's something that needs to come out of me one way or another.
    -- Phil Anselmo

    #Writing #Needs #Band

  • I think music is a big, big wide world, and I am voyager on this particular ship in this sea of wild music, and I'm gonna dive in and find as many fish as I can and catch them all. I love music.
    -- Phil Anselmo

    #Thinking #Sea #World

  • I guess I've never been introduced properly to Pink Floyd. I know they're great, don't get me wrong. Excellent, excellent musicians; great band; awesome harmony; great song writers; I just don't know anything besides, I guess, the popular songs on the radio.
    -- Phil Anselmo

    #Song #Band #Radio

  • I'm a bad pessimist. I don't think about how successful any record I've ever done is going to do before it came out.
    -- Phil Anselmo

    #Successful #Thinking #Done

  • I am the type that cannot stay put in living in the past and solely in the past. It's not healthy and it doesn't feel right.
    -- Phil Anselmo

    #Past #Healthy #Type

  • You're always going to have detractors, and you're always going to have people who love you, and that's how it's perfectly balanced and the world spins on.
    -- Phil Anselmo

    #Love You #People #World

  • I'm glowing in the dark with my studio tan. I've been in a cave of music for months and months and months.
    -- Phil Anselmo

    #Dark #Glowing #Months

  • I may be loaded. I may be drunk. But I ain't stupid.
    -- Phil Anselmo

    #Stupid #Drunk #May

  • I can easily say I've done everything I've wanted in music.
    -- Phil Anselmo

    #Done #Wanted

  • With this LP we were all very clear on the approach we wanted to take, which was to do something heavy, but also experiment with a lot of other things we really like.
    -- Phil Anselmo

    #Heavy #Hairstyles #Wanted

  • We definitely have a hardcore following.
    -- Phil Anselmo

    #Hardcore #Following

  • And it seems to be today, image is a real important thing once again
    -- Phil Anselmo

    #Real #Important #Today

  • There's always something going on, but thank goodness these days it's with a clear head, which helps me massively.
    -- Phil Anselmo

    #Helping #Goodness #Help Me