Phil Anselmo Wants Smiths, U2 Played At His Funeral

Down frontman also is partial to The Swans

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You can ask Phil Anselmo just about anything and I feel like he’d have a surprising answer for you.

The dude’s actually a lot more mellow than I ever imagined he could be. I met him once, backstage at Ozzfest. He was just walking around, grabbing his belt buckle, mumbling “Goddamn” a lot.

The former drummer of The Sword once had a run in with Phil, which you must read about here.

Anyways, Anselmo recently sat down with Metal Hammer, and talked about a bunch of albums…including the ones he’d like played at his wake.

When everyone gathers around to send Phil off, he wants U2’s War — the first album I bought with my own money — cranking.

“Well it’s a funeral environment, so let’s make it as gothic and tragic as possible. Some old U2 would be perfect, man, something like ‘Drowning Man,’ which is on War. It’d also be good to make a mixtape of stuff with ‘Asleep’ by The Smiths and ‘The Child’s Right’ by Swans on there.”

Nice taste, dude.

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