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Pantera's Phil Anselmo: "I Almost Punched Out a Maître D"

The metal frontman discusses his worst jobs, his favorite TV shows and his first pet
November 12, 2012

It's tough to imagine Pantera singer Phil Anselmo working in a fancy restaurant. It just seems like a situation that wouldn't end well and, as it turns out, it didn't. "I was a busboy at the most busy, incredible Italian restaurant in New Orleans, Tony Angelo's," Anselmo tells us during a recent Intimate Interview. "That really sucked, and I almost knocked out the maître d' cold before I quit."

Anselmo's other pre-rock star jobs include working as a dishwasher in a Chinese restaurant and as a deckhand on a shrimp boat in the Gulf of Mexico. "I liked the shrimp job but the other two sucked big giant d-ck," he says.

Anselmo also told us about his first pet. "My first awesome, awesome dog was named Stanley," he says. "He was the hero of the neighborhood, and I loved him. I can't leave out Dracula. He was my Rottweiler and he passed before the first show of the Metallica tour, and I couldn't go on for three weeks before I could see his resting place. So yes, I'm a beast lover."

For more, including information about Anselmo's "favorite Jewish man," watch the full interview above.

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