So with all of this history, I was curious on Anselmo's viewpoint about the debate. I see where people can say, you know, when does it end? When are we as a people ever going to be politically correct? Because the world is made up of people with a lot of different ideas… it’s like you’re never going to make everybody happy.” It seems like Anselmo agrees the flag shouldn't be displayed, but still taking an iffy stance to avoid offending a large portion of his fan base.The Metal Den asked him about his thoughts and here is what he said: “Right now in my life as a grown up man and a soon to be 47 year old in 5 days… telling us how to live and what we should do or shouldn’t do, you know? Being a born and bred New Yorker, I personally do not understand how any government building can display a flag that represents a part of the country attempting to secede.
He's done a lot of things that tarnish the image of what PANTERA was back then and what it stood for and what it was all about. But I carry on with what I do, which is HELLYEAH, which I'm very, very proud of.So there you have it." Vinnie Paul added that he hasn't seen the former PANTERA singer since the band's final concert, which was held in 2001."It was a long time ago, bro, I'll tell you right now," the drummer said when asked to recall what his last words to Anselmo might have been. Probably the last show that we ever did was in Tokyo, at 'Beast Feast', and I might have said 'Bye' or something.He began getting a singing interest as he's growing up, when he was a teen; he reached to connect with a band Samhain, where Anselmo earned good name inside the circle.Then, he associated with a band called Pantera in 1987, along with the members drummer Vinnie Paul, guitarist Dimebag Darrell and Rex Brown.