And they had never seen Pantera before, never heard our music. 50-Cent: “When I look at boxing in my life, there are a lot of parallels to it. “The imagery of Marvin Hagler, an unstoppable force. Anselmo has said in various interviews that he was very quiet and secluded as a child. Look at the way he beat Ray Austin with that quadruple left hook. Then, they (record companies) built entertainment to destroy them (the artists) for the sake of entertainment. “I see record companies shift also, because they’re not making the $19.99 per disc that they’re selling the full-length CD for because it’s $7.99 now online and the $4.99 or $6.99 they’d sell a single for, is now $.99. But he doesn’t have to use it.”, Says Steward of Anselmo: “It was funny. Philip H. Anselmo’s Boxing Roundtable September 2009. Philip Anselmo is a rock and roll icon, having sold over 30,000,000 records with PANTERA, SUPERJOINT RITUAL and currently DOWN. It’s a gray, mid … I was beyond impressed with his smarts, his sense of humor, his accomplishments and his future plans. So when there’s not another fight in front of him, there’s going to be no money.”. The Metal Den reports:. “The guy is definitely a student of the art of boxing,” says Poplawski. Something easily relatable there. “It’s amazing because in the cities, when you’re in low-income housing, you feel like you have nothing to lose, but you have so much more than people in other territories that have grown up under harsher circumstances. She was his longtime girlfriend, and both of them also created acoustic duo when they … Among Anselmo's passions are counted horror films and culture, boxing and New Orleans Saints football. We had conversations before he passed away, and I got to go into the studio and record it with Teddy Riley.”. (genetics i … So these young boxers want to be able to open the possibilities of these actual opportunities that are possible to come their way if they associate themselves with me. He knew by looking at them who they all were.”. Floyd is completely stuck in that area. “…another time when my head hit he ceiling was when Hasim Rahman knocked out Lennox Lewis. I presented an award to a guy named Thulani Madondo, and he’s from Kiptown, South Africa. On July 13, 1996, at the 'Coca-Cola Starplex' in Dallas, Texas, Anselmo went into cardiac arrest due to a heroin overdose after a show. Emanuel said he knew Lennox’s weaknesses. The regiment of, fight-get-the-money, spend-the-money, fight, get-the-money, spend-the-money, is consuming him. . Phil Anselmo: For the youngsters out there that might read this, considering the hardships of growing up without parental guidance, or/and also the temptations of the entire “thug mentality” that is so prevalent these days in pop culture, what makes you, and has made you, strive for that “change” and positivity in your life? Emanuel Steward: “Of all the people I know in the boxing world, Philip Anselmo is the most intelligent when it comes to boxing knowledge. Phil Anselmo: You are successful businessman, and musician… which do you consider yourself more of? Do you see any parallels between music and boxing on a business level? Phil Anselmo: Who were some of your music idols growing up? Usually, if you’re working in an area that you’re extremely passionate about, you have that focus, without it seeming like a huge sacrifice, or, it doesn’t seem like a lot of work because you’ve got the passion. Of course I had seen boxing prior to that, but that was at the point where I would actually be in the gym myself, so I had a little more passion and I paid attention a little more at that point.”. PHILIP ANSELMO Talks PANTERA, Boxing, DOWN And His Record Label In New Audio Interview May 23, 2012 0 Comments On May 7, Jolene of the Seattle station KISW 99.9 FM conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo. It takes a lot of discipline in order for you to be successful. “Yesterday, I spent time at CNN Heroes, and went to an awards show. 50-Cent: “What makes me strive is the fact that I come from those surroundings and all of its scenarios, and I’ve made it to the point where I’ve made it to. I watched that fight every morning when I woke up – for a MONTH!”, Anselmo will never forget how marvelously lucky he was one day in Italy in 1999. If I knew these things when I was growing up, I would have probably taken a different route, or put different options in my head of which ways to go (in life), so I wouldn’t have had to make so many mistakes before I found the direction I really wanted to go in.”, Phil Anselmo: Man, you know I have to ask you something about Floyd Mayweather Jr.…. And as you go up, and keep going up in an artist’s career, there’s no place to go but down shortly thereafter. He says Lennox Lewis was very physical and he used his big presence in the ring. . “I think the perfect example is the first time I met him in ’96. I’m a huge fan of Holmes now. Phil Anselmo (Pantera) (no homo) The dude had a decent build through the years.. Larry Holmes was in the shadows of the legend of Ali. And he would get into in-fighting and moving and use uppercuts. Also, being Italian, I was all pumped up by the Rocky movies. Nobody. You have to be independent in order to work things out through that shadow. The Louisianan’s passion is boxing and one of his favorite practitioners of the sweet science is the world’s new Middleweight king Kelly Pavlik, who dethroned Jermain Taylor by sixth round KO in one of the most exciting … I don’t think that’s ever been done in history, where a heavyweight champion defended his title only using one arm.”, Anselmo has a friendship with Emanuel Steward and in October spent a few hours in the Motor City with the Kronk maestro himself, who brought along three special surprise guests – Andy Lee, Kermit Cintron and Johnathon Banks. Class-act all the way around, and I hope he can bring some good to this awesome sport of ours. Begin music and phil moved to participate in this group. For someone who has lived damn near their entire life in the public eye, Phil has always been able to “get it” when it comes to boxing. The photographer documented the lifestyles of 21-year-old Americans. And he’s a boxing junkie, to us.”, Back in 1994, Phil invited a former three-time world champ to a live performance in Puerto Rico. Now, it’s a collaboration between major corporations and the company themselves. Philip Anselmo is on Facebook. Phil Anselmo : biography 30 June 1967 – John Kaplan photo essay Anselmo was featured in the John Kaplan photo essay, 21, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. . Back in 1988, the group released his first record ‘Power metallic ‘ comprising Anselmo. He spent some time working on fishing boats as a young man. We were on our bus in a small town in Nebraska. “Are we talkin’ junior welterweights now? Facebook gives people the power to share … “I love the one on one sportsmanship of it,” he says. “My old man taught me to lead with the left, keep the chin tucked, right hand cocked and elbows in. 50-Cent: “It (boxing) was very exciting in that actual period. unless he makes some adjustments.”. “And like music culture is to boxing, you’re only as exciting as your last hit record, or in boxing/music terms, your last performance or fight.”. 50-Cent: “Well yes. “As far as pure boxers go, Wladimir Klitschko is a piece of art. Join Facebook to connect with Philip Anselmo and others you may know. Stage diving, slam dancing. It was a homemade tape, without proper lighting, dark and grainy and Tyson was sparring with fighters wearing headgear, shirts and big gloves. Anselmo also interested in boxing. Call me morbid, call me pale, call me a victim of pugilistic dementia, but I must say, speaking to this man was an interesting experience. In the past the majority of the record companies were run continuously. I brought him a rare tape of Mike Tyson sparring, a tape directly from Tyson’s people. For over a decade, Phil has collected hundreds upon hundreds of fight DVDs of everybody from Herol Graham, Yuri Arbachakov, Junior Witter, Orzubek Nazarov, Shane Cameron, Audley Harrison, Matt Skelton, to all the obvious greats. It’s been a while but BoxingInsider.com columnist and leader of the band DOWN Philip H. Anselmo … So I see myself as an artist first, but I’m absolutely conscious of business. An energetic athlete in his youth, Phil always enjoyed boxing. It makes me a symbol … it makes me more than an actual artist, it makes me representation of hope. Posted on 09/21/2009. Boxing, perhaps is the only business that makes LESS sense than the music industry. He got married to Stephanie Opal Weinstein on 31st October in the year 2001. I almost had a stroke on the spot. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1968, Phil Anselmo, the frontman of the heavy metal legendary band Pantera, has led different music band projects with similar styles among the heavy metal genre. When he was here, we all went out for lunch, we were just talking, and we were all shocked about what he knew about each of them. Blabbermouth Archive Search - posts including phil anselmo from an archive of over two hundred thousand heavy metal and hard rock articles spanning over a decade. Muhammad Ali was the first super star in my house. He said in the Duran fight, after one of the rounds, Duran said, to the effect, ‘You can’t do that to me, I’m ROBERTO DURAN!’ And Marvin then said, ‘Well, I’m Marvelous Marvin Hagler and I’m gonna kick your ass!! And watch for Philip’s solo record, “Philip H. Anselmo: ‘Walk Through Exits Only’, out later this year, or early next. The most avoided motherf*****, and I’ll say it right now, Junior Witter. About 70% of today’s music sales are bought online. “That was a vile audience, comprised of young, bald, tattooed maniacs with nothing but violent intentions on their minds,” he says. However, most people know him as Phil Anselmo and he made great career by using this nickname. The shadow of doubt is cast over artists and music culture at different points. 50-Cent: “One of my favorite fighters growing up was Michael Nunn. “And it’s the same with fighters; they’ll grow up and they’ll see some excitement around them and they’re having their moment, but in boxing if there is no opponent, the general public will make one for you. “It was exciting because I actually had him reach out to me before he passed away to record. So you have to match-up with the timelines of major corporations’ launching campaigns the artist can be connected to, so it creates that strong visibility that was once provided by the actual record company in marketing monies. And if you look at some of those older artists that are so talented, then ask yourself, ‘What happened to them?’ or ‘Why aren’t they still recording?’ or ‘Why aren’t they still exciting to the general public?’, it’s because the public follows that system. He did everything he could to get himself a high school education, and then afterwards he started a program where he was able to provide the ability for some of the kids in his town to receive finances to get into schools, buy uniforms and he created an after-school program where he’s able to help 400-kids get their education. He keeps a number of animals, including dogs, cats, chickens and a variety of birds. It’s in the legs. His battle with alcohol is nearly legendary. Two pictures of Anselmo were included, one with a snake draped over his shoulders and the […] Phil Anselmo: Who were some of your sports idols growing up? Hard, heavy rock music might play only a bantamweight’s role in the theater of boxing, but boxing definitely is a huge inspiration in Philip Anselmo’s life. That does something for me. That’s where they get their arc from. – Philip H. Anselmo is the singer and song writer for multiple Heavy Metal acts (Pantera/Down/SJR/Arson Anthem) and the new Down EP will be out this Fall 2012. I would watch fights when he was really into it, ‘cause he’s the one who actually turned me onto it. Talking boxing is pure joy for Anselmo and the enthusiastic conversations can last until the crack of dawn, free flow to anywhere. . The former vocalist and songwriter of mega band Pantera, and current leader of Down, absolutely, totally loves boxing, and that might even be an understatement. Editor’s Note: Philip Anselmo will join the Boxinginsider.com team in the near future. Phil said to Kermit, ‘…you looked like a nervous wreck with Margarito, it was your first time in Las Vegas…’ And his opinion on the Calzaghe and Cotto fights turned out to be exactly right. If a guy happens to be a shining star in his weight class, there’ll be another fighter that may have a great performance in the same division, so that guy will be perceived as the guy that can beat the shining star. “Once the bell rings it’s your skill against his. Wladimir, he said, does not even have to use an uppercut. And you don’t realize what a star he is. The opportunity to be in business came with the finances from music and the notoriety that comes with being successful as an artist. Cool motherfucker. Most fighters have tunnel vision. 50-Cent: “It was hard to escape Michael Jackson. He didn’t even throw one body punch. Phil Anselmo: Ok bro, to end this thing I’ll plainly ask you, where do you see Floyd Mayweather Jr. 20-years from now? 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