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Philip Anselmo Inks Book Deal to Share His Personal Travails in Music

Philip Anselmo
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Former Pantera singer Philip Anselmo has certainly lived a colorful life, and now it looks as though readers will get a chance to thumb through the details of his music, his friendships, and his addictions in all their glory as the vocalist just inked a book deal for his autobiography.

MetalSucks reports that Anselmo has teamed up with crime author and blogger Corey Mitchell to tell his story, while Gallery/Simon & Schuster will eventually publish it. The book is tentatively titled, ‘Mouth for War: Pantera, Pain & Pride – Heavy Metal Highs, Drugged Out Lows & the Battle for My Life.’

The description for the book reads that it’s a “no-holds barred look inside of Philip’s brain, his history with Pantera, the loss of his best friend, Dimebag Darrell, and an unflinching examination into the downward spiral of pain and drug addiction that nearly cost him his life.”

Anselmo granted Mitchell free reign to seek out and interview anyone associated with his life for the purposes of corroborating the singer’s stories or contradicting the events as told to him by the vocalist.

In addition to Pantera, Anselmo has rocked the microphone for Down, Superjoint Ritual and is currently working on his first solo album.

At present, the book is tentatively scheduled for a 2014 release.

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