Phil Anselmo paid tribute to his late PANTERA bandmates “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott and Vincent “Vinnie Paul” Abbott during DOWN’s set at this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival at the Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia
Just before performing the DOWN song “Lifer”, Anselmo told the crowd: “This next song goes out to Dimebag and Vince. I want you all to throw down. If you know these motherfucking lyrics, sing this shit with me. This is one called ‘Lifer’.”
You can check out the video below.
Back in July it was announced that surviving PANTERA members Phil Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) would be hitting the road with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) under the name PANTERA as a celebration of the band and it’s music.
The new PANTERA lineup are set to headline a number of major festivals across North America and Europe as well as perform some of their own headline concerts.