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Phil Anselmo interview by Greg Prato (July 8, 2015) - Songfacts
Especially note this: [...] "but if you hear that "Morrissey is not receiving company this evening, and won't be," then that's all you need to hear. So no, I haven't met him."
Songfacts: Who are some of your favorite songwriters of all-time?
Phil: Just this year alone, I've seen Nick Cave, Morrissey, and Stevie Wonder... give me a break! David Bowie, the Beatles, Queen... oh my God, Queen. Mercyful Fate, early demo and first album Agnostic Front, Black Flag, Black Sabbath. Man, I can be answering you until 5:30 tonight.
Songfacts: I was surprised to learn you are a fan of The Smiths.
Phil: I adore them. Brutally honest band. Tongue-in-cheek humor, dark humor. Excellent musicianship, excellent songs.
And really, Morrissey is a phenom. It's like, "Where did this guy come from?" And, "Did he always just have this crooning talent?" It's pretty magical, if you ask me.
Songfacts: Have you ever met Morrissey?
What do Pantera and The Smiths have in common? Both have songs called "Cemetery Gates" (The Smiths on their 1986 album The Queen Is Dead, Pantera on their 1990 set Cowboys From Hell).
Phil: No. This past time in New Orleans, a couple of weeks back, he played here. Somebody knew somebody who knew somebody, and word got back to me. I guess the kind way to put it was, "I would be slightly disappointed were I to meet him." It would be like meeting David Lee Roth and having him dick you off or something. Nobody wants that - to have their idols be in a bad mood. And I'm not saying that would be the case, but if you hear that "Morrissey is not receiving company this evening, and won't be," then that's all you need to hear. So no, I haven't met him
- New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theater (June 11, 2015) post-show - June 11, 2015