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Phil Anselmo opens up about childhood abuse in Rolling Stone

Posted by on December 22, 2016

We’re all sick to death of the think-pieces and analysis of the Dimebash incident by now. Phil Anselmo apologized once, said he wouldn’t keep groveling at the feet of the music community beyond that, and the articles and peer interviews keep rolling in. It’s obvious that no one on either side of the popular opinion […]

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Blastfest cancelling Peste Noire is not the problem, Antifa is

Posted by on October 21, 2016

[ed note: This is the opinion of our contributor and our contributor only. Metal Insider does not condone facism, but is for the expression of free speech] Once again, metal is the target of political agendas interfering with artistic expression and freedom of speech under the flag of violent threats, oppression and false pretenses of […]

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Down far from done, Pepper Keenan says

Posted by on April 4, 2016

It’s  been a rough year for Phil Anselmo, for obvious reasons. His racist outburst at the Dimebash overshadowed the legacy of Pantera’s late guitarist, and also that of his bands and label. And while he’s been keeping a low profile as of late, and cancelled Down’s Summer touring schedule in the wake of his actions. […]

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Former R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe is a Kirk Windstein lookalike now

Posted by on March 30, 2016

We are Metal Insider, so it’s been a while since we’ve written about R.E.M. In fact, a Google search reveals that we’ve never written about them before, which we’re proud of. However, that streak comes to an end today, as Michael Stipe, the former lead singer of the band, made his TV debut as a […]

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Cooking Hostile is back with a bizkit

Posted by on March 28, 2016

Phil Anselmo has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons. And while Down might be taking a bit of a hiatus from playing live shows while Phil spends some much-needed time out of the spotlight, that doesn’t mean that his fake-animated cooking show, Cooking Hostile, needs to. The Joey Siler-created show is back […]

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Down cancel all European festival appearances for the year

Posted by on March 10, 2016

The backlash from Phil Anselmo’s incident at the Dimebash event late last year has been big, not just for him, but for his bandmates for his various bands including Down. The southern boys felt the backlash of Anselmo’s action when their own hometown and a Dutch festival cancelled their schedule appearance which ended up with fans […]

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Graspop Metal Meeting decides not to remove Down from their bill

Posted by on February 10, 2016

In the wake of Phil Anselmo’s vulgar display of white power, Dutch festival FortaRock was the first one to take action against his band Down, stating the band was “no longer welcome” at the fest. Then their hometown gig, scheduled to take place this past Monday was also canceled. Other festivals the band are scheduled to play this summer have […]

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Hellfest Open Air release open letter to French government

Posted by on February 10, 2016

Philip Anselmo’s racist outburst during the Dimebash event a few weeks ago has taken its toll everywhere, leading Anselmo offering give up his role with Down  in order for them to continue as band. Dutch festival, FortaRock removed them from the bill, but massive French festival Hellfest refused to take off Down from their 2016 edition, despite pressure from the […]

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Hellfest promoter refuses to remove Down from bill, faces losing grant

Posted by on February 8, 2016

More drama in wake of Phil Anselmo’s drunk Dimebash outburst? Naturally. Despite multiple apologies and an offer to leave Down, the backlash over his Nazi salute and white power shoutout continues. There’s deservedly a bit of anti-Anselmo sentiment going around at the moment. Down has been dropped off the FortaRock Festival in the Netherlands and their show in New Orleans […]

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Down/COC’s Pepper Keenan accepts Anselmo apology as New Orleans gig canceled

Posted by on February 5, 2016

Yesterday in a statement posted on his personal web site, Phil Anselmo revealed that he’d asked Down, a supergroup he’s at the center of, to continue on without him. Although there’s no word on whether that’s actually going to be seriously considered by the rest of the band, it likely won’t be if Pepper Keenan […]

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