Pantera's Phil Anselmo Aiming For A Different Kind of Autobiography
I know you're going to start working on your autobiography soon with a writer that we work with, Corey Mitchell... I was just wondering if you could tell us anything about that and what you have in store for the book.
Well, as opposed to what most people may figure or think or imagine that I'm going to write about, this is not a book that's in any way, shape or form really like your average rock book. It's not a pissing contest when it comes to the death of my guitar player. [correcting himself] The murder of my guitar player. Honestly, it's coming from my perspective of being a guy that has fought through chronic pain his entire career, and what it's like to be in my situation with all the pitfalls, all the crooked f**king doctors out there, all the things that can go wrong. It's well documented how many things have gone wrong in my career. So, it's kind of my take on that, and a lot of the lessons I've learned from pain - chronic pain itself. You can win or lose, straight-up. Anyone who deals with chronic pain can attest that it f**king creeps into the mind, y'know?