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Phil Anselmo Joins Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society to Cover Pantera's "I'm Broken" — Video

Phil Anselmo Joins Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society to Cover Pantera's

Last night at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, former Pantera vocalist Philip Anselmo joined Zakk Wylde and Black Label on stage to perform Pantera's "I'm Broken."

You can check out a fan-filmed video below. Be sure to tell us what you think in the comments or on Facebook!

“We achieved quite a bit of success with Vulgar Display of Power, but we wanted to take our music to another level completely,” Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul told Guitar World about Far Beyond Driven, where "I'm Broken" originally appeared.

“People were expecting us to go the Metallica route and make something like the Black Album that was a little more mainstream and commercial. We didn’t want to do that, and we knew that our fans didn’t want us to do that. So we set out to make the most extreme album of our career.”

The decision seemed like it would be commercial suicide, but it proved to be the opposite. Far Beyond Driven debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200 Albums chart upon its release on March 21, 1994.

“We knocked Ace of Bass, Bonnie Raitt and even Soundgarden out of the top of the charts,” bassist Rex Brown proudly recalls. “Magazines like Billboard called us this overnight sensation, but we were a band for the people that had been around a long time. MTV and radio didn’t create us. We built a strong fan base over the years, and our fans came out in numbers and really put us on the map.”

Far Beyond Driven is quite likely the most heavy and extreme album to ever reach the Number One position on the Billboard charts, with later efforts by Tool and Slipknot coming a distant second.

For the rest of this story, check out the June 2014 issue of Guitar World — or continue reading our online excerpt here.



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