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The Anniversary

NOLA Turns 20

In 1995, on the cusp of metal's darkest, nü-est era, Pantera was arguably the biggest heavy band in the world. The Texas-based foursome was coming…
Brad Sanders | September 18, 2015 - 12:12 pm

The Anniversary

Vulgar Display Of Power Turns 20

In February 1992, the state of metal was in a certain weird flux. Glam-metal was still fully entrenched on the AOR airwaves, but now it…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2012 - 12:58 pm

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Slayer Announce Final Leg Of Farewell Tour

After a massive 38-year career, thrash overlords Slayer are almost ready to hang it up. Last year, the band announced a massive farewell tour. And…
Tom Breihan | July 9, 2019 - 10:50 am

New Zealand Venues Cancel Phil Anselmo Shows Over 2016 “White Power” Incident

Three years ago, Phil Anselmo, the former singer of Pantera, yelled the words "white power" onstage. This was at an all-star Los Angeles tribute to…
Tom Breihan | March 19, 2019 - 9:37 am

Pantera’s Vinnie Paul Will Be Buried In A Free KISS Casket Like His Brother Dimebag Darrell

After Dimebag Darrell was shot and killed during a 2004 performance in Columbus, Ohio, he was buried in a custom KISS-themed casket, the original prototype…
Peter Helman | June 28, 2018 - 5:22 pm

Pantera Drummer Vinnie Paul Dead At 54

Drummer Vinnie Paul, co-founder of metal band Pantera, has died. Currently a member of Hellyeah, Paul was 54. His representative confirmed the legendary…
Melinda Newman / Billboard | June 23, 2018 - 7:06 am

Watch St. Vincent Cover Tool

St. Vincent is one of the few real modern guitar heroes we have. And when she took over BBC Radio 6's Instagram account on Friday…
Peter Helman | June 10, 2018 - 1:05 pm

Beleaguered Phil Anselmo Sings Boyz II Men With His Black Friends

Phil Anselmo, man. I don't even know. Last month, the former Pantera frontman was sloppy-ass drunk onstage at Dimebash, a show that honored his late…
Tom Breihan | February 8, 2016 - 9:23 am

Phil Anselmo Apologizes For Nazi Salute, Offers To Quit His Band

Last week, former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo was caught on camera throwing a Nazi salute and yelling "white power" at a tribute concert to his…
James Rettig | February 4, 2016 - 9:43 am

Dutch Festival FortaRock Cancels Down’s Set Following Phil Anselmo’s White Power Salute

The former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo has faced rumors of racism for his entire career. And last month, that racism talk became something other than…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2016 - 10:34 am

Phil Anselmo Yelled “White Power” On Stage At Dimebash

Back in the '90s, there were many, many rumors that Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo was a virulent racist -- rumors that were really only rumors…
Tom Breihan | January 28, 2016 - 11:09 am

Watch Dave Grohl Cover Motörhead With Members Of Metallica, Pantera, & Slayer At Dimebash

Dimebash, the annual benefit concert in honor of Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, took place in Hollywood last night, and the show also featured a tribute…
Peter Helman | January 23, 2016 - 2:17 pm

Tom Petty Admits Touring With The Confederate Flag Was Stupid

Ever since the horrific racist mass murder in South Carolina last month, we as a society seem to be reassessing what it means to throw…
Tom Breihan | July 14, 2015 - 1:30 pm