Iommi / Anselmo Album Dead?

Another piece that has gone by during the few weeks I haven’t updated was some news that it looks like the Anselmo / Iommi CD might be dead. Check this out:
PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo stopped by the studios of Sirius Radio in New York City on Tuesday, May 20 and spoke to “Hard Attack” host Don Kaye about the current status of all of his musical projects, including PANTERA, DOWN, SUPERJOINT RITUAL and his much-rumored collaboration with BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi.
On the status of his collaboration with BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi:
Philip Anselmo: “I hate to say it, but I think Tony maybe gave up on me, because. When he asked me [to do a record with him], I hate to say it, but he couldn’t have asked at a worse time in my life – personally, musically. whatever. There were a million things that Philip Anselmo needed to get accomplished, and they were time-consuming things, and they’re wrapping up, and they’re coming to a close as we speak now, but believe me, to jam with Tony Iommi, the time that I did before, was just so magical. The guy is just a charming, charming personality, and he is wide open [to ideas], and basically he said [to me], ‘What are we gonna do, Phil?’ And I’m like, ‘Alright, let’s try this.’ We just. It came very natural jamming with him, it felt great, and I think he felt that as well, and that’s why he kept approaching me during one of the Ozzfests, or. I can’t remember where. No, he’d call me, he would call me. BLACK SABBATH wasn’t on some of the later Ozzfests. He would call me. I never wanted to bother him, so I didn’t bug and call him and all this stuff – I would wait for him to call me – but he was doing it quite often, to see when we could get together. And damned be it all, I had no clear answer for him, because there was so much going on that. Yes, of course, I would have loved to drop everything and just to wherever and jam with Tony, but that would have been irresponsible in itself, and it [was] absolutely way, way, way more important that I stayed home – I can see that now. But I want the Iommi thing, because we work absolutely well together, and if he wants to do a full album, or what-not, this time around, I am more than happy to do that one thing, but it’s gonna have to fit into the schedule, it really is.” (Download audio clip of Anselmo’s response here)

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