Watch Phil Anselmo Perform Pantera’s “We’ll Grind That Axe For A Long Time” Live For The First Time

Phil Anselmo recently played Pantera’s “We’ll Grind That Axe For A Long Time” live for the first time. The performance took place during The Illegals’ January 30 show at the Umeda Club Quattro in Osaka, Japan. Anselmo told the audience the following:

“These songs always, always, always are a tribute and love to Vinnie Paul and Dime. Pantera never played this song that we’re about to play — we never played it live. This is the first time we’re performing it live ever. Hey, this is special. This is one for the hardcore Pantera fans.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Kids Cover Pantera’s “Drag The Waters”

Kids between the ages of 8 and 17 recently performed a cover of Pantera’s “Drag The Waters” for the O’Keefe Music Foundation. You can see footage of that below:

Former Pantera/Damageplan Sound Engineer Aaron Barnes Arrested For Child Porn & Drug Charges

Former Pantera/Damageplan sound engineer, Aaron “Wirez” Barnes has been arrested on some disturbing charges. According to My Texas Daily, the 60-year-old was arrested in Plano, Texas on December 18, 2019 for the possession and promotion of child pornography, as well as possession of methamphetamine. He is currently being held at Collin County Jail on $25,000 in bonds.

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To Dimebag Darrell (Pantera) On 15th Anniversary Of His Death

Today (December 8) marks the 15th anniversary of the tragic death of Dimebag Darrell Abbott. The legendary Pantera guitarist passed away after being gunned down during a Damageplan show at the Alrosa Villa club in Columbus, OH in 2004. A number of rock/metal musicians have taken to social media to honor Abbott on this sad day:

Pantera:

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals:

Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society):

Rob Halford (Judas Priest):

Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Papa Roach:

Bad Wolves:

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

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Mina Caputo (Life Of Agony):

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Actor Jason Momoa Joins Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Onstage For Pantera’s “This Love” In Inglewood, CA

Metalhead actor Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”, “Game Of Thrones”) was among the celebrities that attended Slayer’s final show in Inglewood, CA last night (November 30) and he even joined Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals onstage during their performance of Pantera‘s “This Love.“ You can see footage of that below.

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going on stage and yelling love love LOVE with my baby boy and pantera. aka @philiphanselmo and the illegals my mind was blown FUCKIN BLOWN. i was living out my childhood dreams. i am so thankful for those moments shared with dear friends and my babies. it’s crazy to think of slayer and anthrax and metallica as ohana but they are love u guys. and to finally meet les claypool was legendary PRIMUS. RHCP AND RAGE was what i grew up on skateboarding and DROGO wouldn’t exist if there wasn’t @panteraofficial love ya phil. i’ve trained and bleed and fought my way to where i am. listening to these legends mahalo nui for your music and endless inspiration. slayers last show on tour. what a fucking night. love you @garyholt_official @tomarayaofficial paul and kerry @slayerbandofficial mahalo for having da momoas. babies i hope you remember these moments with your papa forever back to work. aloha j

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Momoa wasn’t the only celebrity at Slayer’s final show. Actor Joe Manganiello (“True Blood”, etc.), King Diamond, Post Malone, and members of Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, Butcher Babies, etc. were all present as well:

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Charlie Benante (Anthrax) Joins Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Onstage In Las Vegas. NV

During Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals November 27 set at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV, the band were joined onstage by Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante. You can see footage of them performing Pantera’s “Strength Beyond Strength” and part of “Goddamn Electric” below:

Watch Ghost’s Nameless Ghouls Play A Partial Cover Of Pantera’s “Walk” Live

During Ghost’s October 24 show at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA, some of the band’s Nameless Ghouls rocked a partial instrumental cover of Pantera‘s “Walk.” You can see footage of that at the 6:42 mark in the below video:

[via The PRP]