VH1 re-aired their renowned 2006 retrospective on the career of Pantera on Saturday, April 6 on VH1 Classic.
Dubbed, ‘Behind the Music Remastered,’ the film featured never before seen interviews with Phil Anselmo, Rex Brown, ‘Dimebag’ Darrell‘s longtime girlfriend Rita Haney and many others.
Pantera vocalist Phil Anselmo, who was outraged over the original film’s depiction of him, was given a chance to defend his honor in the remake: “Sorry for your f—ed up, retarded, asinine program that smeared my name to the goddamn toilets of every house in America,” Anselmo says in the ‘Remastered’ version of the episode. “You motherf—ers didn’t have to live with it, I did. I resent it — still resent it. Believe me, I’ve taken a good, cold, long hard f—ing stare in the mirror. I know who the f— I am, I know the mistakes I’ve made. Therefore, I can move on.”
In recent months, Anselmo has attempted to reach out and make peace with Pantera / Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul via various interviews, although Pantera’s has manager stated: “I don’t think Vinnie and Phil will ever make up. [Vinnie] not only lost his band, but he lost his brother. And I think he does blame Phil in some ways.”
However, Anselmo remained hopeful: “Vince, if it takes … If it’s just this wall of anger and you feel like you need to just beat me up, I’ll let you,” he declared. “I’ll let you just beat me up — as long as we can sit down after and talk. [Dimebag’s] gonna be a fantastic memory in my heart ’till I hit the dirt, and when it comes to Pantera and healing, all I can say is my door is wide f—ing open. You can probably end right there.”