BOOK DEAL FOR PHIL ANSELMO’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY FINALIZED
Last month, we let you know that Phil Anselmo and MetalSucks contributor/best-selling true crime author/founder of In Cold Blog Corey Mitchell had enlisted literary super-agent Jeff Herman to shop the proposal for Anselmo’s autobiography (which Corey will co-author), tentatively titled Mouth For War: Pantera, Pain, & Pride – Heavy Metal Highs, Drugged Out Lows, & The Battle For My Life. Well, great news: the proposal has been picked up by Jeremie Ruby-Strauss at Gallery/Simon & Schuster!
Publication is currently scheduled for some time in 2014, so we’ll all have to be a little more patient before we get to read this thing. In the meantime, we can all get excited about the description of the book: “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.” Corey has been granted carte blanche to seek out and interview anyone and everyone in Philip’s life with the intention of either corroborating Philip’s version of his story, to help fill in the blanks when things might be tougher to remember, or to contradict him when necessary.
We are beyond thrilled for Corey, Phil, and, of course, for ourselves and the time we will spend reading this book. More details as they become available!