Pepper Keenan Says DOWN Isn't Done, Told Phil To "Get His Shit Together"
While Anselmo hasn't said anything further on the band's future, guitarist Pepper Keenan has come out to say that Down isn't finished. In a new interview with Metal Wani, Keenan said:
“Well, I don’t why there wouldn’t be. You know, Down didn’t do anything wrong. I mean, we were just guilty by association on that one. That was Phil‘s mistake. I’ve spoken to Phil and told him to get his shit together, and he is. He knows he made a mistake and was being stupid. I’ve known the guy [most of my life]. He’s not what that whole thing framed him to be at all. But, yeah, there’s definitely a future for Down. I wouldn’t throw all the shit we’ve done, beautiful music we’ve done on one stupid moment that was caught on camera, and he apologized for. [So we are] far from done.”
Keenan seems to have the right approach on this one. It's not the band's fault, just Phil's, and Phil seems to like he's either remorseful enough to want to continue with Down, or that Keenan is just going to kick Phil's ass into gear.