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Rex Brown Unleashes Trailer for ‘Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera’ Book

Da Capo Press Those looking to get more insight into one of metal’s most popular bands — Pantera — should have plenty of opportunities over the next couple of years. Frontman Phil Anselmo is currently working on his memoir , but first fans will be able to look behind the curtain with bassist Rex Brown ‘s autobiography, ‘Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera,’ which arrives next month. The bassist penned the 320-page book primarily about his time with Pantera from his own honest perspective as he viewed it. The page-turner arrives in stores March 12 through Da Capo Press , and a book trailer has surfaced online. In it, Brown states, “Barely a day passes that I don’t think about Pantera. I dream about Pantera, I have nightmares about Pantera and it’s always there and I imagine it always will be. It’s inevitable.” He goes on to add that he frequently thinks of the band’s common bond and how it came to an end all too soon. He states, “As one we lived and breathed every second of the wild ride that changed our lives in so many ways and came to a sickening, pre-mature end one night in Columbus in 2004,” referring to the tragic slaying of Dimebag Darrell onstage in December of that year. In addition to Pantera, Brown played bass with his Pantera bandmates Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell with country outlaw David Allan Coe in the one-off project Rebel Meets Rebel. He followed that with a lengthy stint in Down , fronted by Pantera’s Phil Anselmo, before eventually parting ways with the band and becoming a member of Kill Devil Hill in 2010. Watch Rex Brown’s ‘Official Truth, 101 Proof’ Book Trailer [button href=”” title=”Next: Down Play With Former Bassist Rex Brown in Dallas” align=”center”]

Pantera’s Phil Anselmo: ‘It’s a Shame’ Vinnie Paul Never Reached Out to Me

Kathy Flynn, / Gilbert Carrasquillo, Getty Images The rift between longtime Pantera bandmates Phil Anselmo and Vinnie Paul has been well documented, but that hasn’t kept Anselmo from offering olive branches to open communication in the media over the years. The former Pantera frontman once again opened up about his onetime band and their disintegrated relationships in Revolver magazine’s latest issue, which recently hit newsstands. “I feel bad for Vince,” explained Anselmo in the interview (excerpted by  Blabbermouth ). “People should pity the guy. I wasn’t there when Dimebag [Darrell] was murdered, but he sure as f— was. That’s his flesh and blood, murdered right in front of him. It’s a shame that Vince never reached out to [bassist]  Rex [Brown] and I. I think the healing process would have been beneficial to him, instead of his knee-jerk reaction to fear and his therapy through tit bars and whiskey.” The vocalist added that while he will admit his role through a fair share of mistakes that led to the downfall of Pantera, he wasn’t alone. “One guy can’t break up a band,” says Anselmo. “You have to understand, it goes all four ways when a band breaks up. Yes, I made mistakes. Yes, there was a lack of communication on both sides and some of it is my fault — a lot of it is my fault.” Anselmo also insists that he would have repaired his relationship with Dimebag had the guitar legend not been slain. “We would have made amends. I would like to think he would be proud of me for pulling myself out of the muck, the abyss,” says the frontman. “I just choose to remember the positive things. He was almost like the perfect counterpoint to me. We may have clashed to a certain extent, but we would always find a happy medium. It was a vital relationship that I miss greatiy.” [button href=”” title=”Next: Vinnie Paul Says Pantera Reunion ‘Ain’t Gonna Happen'” align=”center”]

Pantera vs. Slipknot – 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl, Semifinals

Loudwire Rock Bowl Semifinals You may need some padding after this 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl semifinal matchup is complete. It’s the circle-pit favorite ‘F—ing Hostile’ from Pantera squaring off the brutality of Slipknot ‘s own slamming anthem ‘Wait and Bleed.’ Pantera eeked out the narrowest of victories against Drowning Pool’s ‘Bodies’ in the first round, taking home 53 percent of the vote, but they had an easier time in the quarterfinals against Korn’s ‘Freak on a Leash,’ earning 72 percent of the final tally. With the full-force guitar work of Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul’s speedy yet powerful beats, Rex Brown’s thumping bass line and Phil Anselmo’s pent-up aggression, this song is as energetic as they come and captures the fighting spirit represented on the football field. And speaking of aggression, Corey Taylor certainly delivers while singing about the hate rising up inside of him. Much like an NFL player psyched up for competition, Slipknot ‘s ‘Wait and Bleed’ comes out of the gate ready to erupt. ‘Wait and Bleed’ easily bested P.O.D.’s ‘Boom’ in round one with 71 percent of the vote, while Slipknot also had a decisive victory in the quarterfinals against Rob Zombie’s ‘Superbeast,’ with 72 percent of the final tally. It’s Pantera vs. Slipknot in a battle to advance to the 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl semifinals and you can hear both songs below. You can vote once per hour between now and Friday (Feb. 1) at 10AM ET, so vote as often as you can. And if you haven’t yet, click on the red button below to vote in our other semifinal matchup of Metallica against Avenged Sevenfold . Listen to Pantera’s ‘F—ing Hostile’ Listen to Slipknot’s ‘Wait and Bleed’   Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. [button href=”” title=”Next Rock Bowl Matchup: Metallica vs. Avenged Sevenfold” align=”center”]

Vinnie Paul Wins Drummer of the Year in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards

Donald Bowers, Getty Images Vinnie Paul of Pantera and Hellyeah has captured the Drummer of the Year award in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards. In what has been a storied career, 2012 proved to be one of Vinnie Paul’s landmark years for various reasons. The legendary stickman’s drumming appears on the Pantera track ‘Piss,’ which was released as a never-before-heard track on the 20th anniversary edition of ‘Vulgar Display of Power.’ The long lost tune won Metal Song of the Year in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards. But it doesn’t stop there: Vinnie Paul delivered some crushing beats on ‘Band of Brothers,’ the latest album from his band Hellyeah. In the end, he dominated the competition with 37 percent of the vote for 2012 Drummer of the Year. Raise your shots of jack and get ‘Drink Drank Drunk’ in honor of Vinnie Paul. Congrats Vinnie! Keep the good stuff comin’. See the full voting results below and click the red button to see the next winner: [button href=”” title=”Next Winner: New Artist of the Year” align=”center”] Voting Results: Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll.

Daily Reload: Dimebag Darrell, Nine Inch Nails + More

Scott Gries, Getty Images Here’s a look at the top stories of the day on Loudwire and around the Web: – Legendary Pantera guitarist ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott was memorialized onstage over the weekend by his brother, Vinnie Paul, along with his Hellyeah bandmates, Lamb of God, In Flames and Sylosis. [ Loudwire ] – Big news for Nine Inch Nails fans! Trent Reznor has announced that he will be releasing new NIN songs on an upcoming compilation album. Reznor will begin to write a new Nine Inch Nails after the compilation’s release. [ Loudwire ] – Machine Head also paid tribute to ‘Dimebag’ Darrell during their Dec. 8 set by performing the Pantera standard ‘F—ing Hostile.’ [ Loudwire ] – Shinedown + Three Days Grace add second leg to their 2013 co-headlining U.S. tour. [ Loudwire ] – Buckcherry are now offering a free download of their new single ‘Gluttony.’ [ Loudwire ] – Metallica release ‘The Four Horsemen’ live performance from ‘Quebec Magnetic’ DVD / Blu-ray. [ Ultimate Metallica ] – Rolling Stones add Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and the Black Keys to Dec. 15 pay-per-view event. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 inductees to be announced tomorrow. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – Yeah Yeah Yeahs debut new song, ‘Dispair,’ at Hurricane Sandy benefit. [ ]

Dimebag Darrell Memorialized Onstage by Hellyeah, Lamb of God, In Flames + Sylosis

Scott Gries, Getty Images This past Saturday, Dec. 8, marked the eight-year anniversary of Pantera  / Damageplan guitarist ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott ‘s tragic death. In his memory, Dimebag’s brother, Hellyeah / Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul , took a moment onstage in Kansas City, Mo., to memorialize the fallen guitar legend as he brought tour mates Lamb of God , In Flames and Sylosis onstage for a round of Black Tooth Grin shots. The Black Tooth Grin was essential in the diet of Dimebag Darrell, and has become part of the Pantera subculture. The recipe is simple: whisky with a splash of Coca-Cola in shot form. As one of the onstage consumers of the Black Tooth Grin, Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe took to his Instagram account to document the entire Dimebag tribute night on the morbid anniversary. Blythe writes: Tonight’s show in Kansas City was an emotional one for us on this tour, especially the Hellyeah guys. Eight years ago (December 8th 2004) a crazy man jumped onstage and killed Darrell “Dimebag” Abbott in front of two members of Hellyeah, one of which, of course, is his brother Vinnie Paul. This night changed EVERYTHING for those of us in metal bands- something had been taken away from us, & it wasn’t justDime. It was our care free sorta attitude- this sort of thing just didn’t happen in OUR SCENE. But it did, & we are all the worse for it. Things have changed, but we still are out here.Vinnie & Bobzilla are still out here rocking their balls off- they have my utmost respect for that. I don’t know if I would step foot on a stage again after witnessing & going through what they did. But they are musicians- plus Dime woulda wanted it that way- you can bet your ass on that. The other day Vinnie came to me & said “Hey man, can we have a few extra moments in Kansas City to have a drink in memory of Dime?” Are you kidding me? OF COURSE. So tonight, the whole damn tour, every member of every band, got up on that stage & had a drink in his honor. It felt like family to me, in those best moments of tour when you all are there together, doing this incredible thing, as a FAMILY. I wish Dime coulda been there in person with us. But it’s like I said tonight onstage- a mad man’s bullet can take this mortal shell, but TRUE LEGENDS NEVER DIE. We keep them alive, all of us, when we come together band & audience & do this thing we all love so much. RIP Dime- see ya on the other side bro! Check out this fan filmed footage of the entire tour lineup partaking in a memorial Black Tooth Grin for the legendary Dimebag Darrell: Lamb of God, Hellyeah, In Flames + Sylosis Drink Black Tooth Grins Onstage [button href=”” title=”Next: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Dimebag Darrell” align=”center”]

Vinnie Paul on Pantera Reunion: ‘It Ain’t Gonna Happen’

Donald Bowers, Getty Images One of the most discussed topics of 2012 has been a possible Pantera reunion with Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde filling the spot of the late ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott . Throughout the past year, drummer Vinnie Paul and singer Phil Anselmo have addressed the subject, as has Zakk Wylde, who has publicly stated it would be an honor if he was asked to take part in a Pantera reunion. Now, in what may come as a disappointment to some fans, Vinnie Paul no states that he has “no interest” in reuniting with his former bandmates. In an interview with , Paul spoke in detail about leaving the Pantera legacy untouched. “It’s easy, man. I don’t live in the past, man,” begins Vinnie. “I wanna look forward, I wanna keep moving forward. I understand [fans] wanting to see it, especially people who’ve never had an opportunity to see Pantera, but without my brother being part of it, it just doesn’t make any sense. I’m not gonna trample on his legacy to make some people happy.” The drummer continues, “We had 14 amazing years together and we sold nearly 40 million records around the world. That’s some pretty amazing stuff. And the band is, actually, to me, bigger today than it was then. I mean, it really is; it’s really grown and grown and grown. There’s plenty of DVDs and videos out there for them to watch. And I would highly suggest you come and see me play with Hellyeah , ’cause that’s what I do.” “[It’s just] rumors, man,” Paul adds. “That’s all I got to say. And you heard that Aerosmith song, [singing] ‘Dream on, dream on.’ It ain’t gonna happen, man. I have no interest in playing with those guys. I love [Hellyeah]; I’m really into it. And I really believe if I stick with it long enough, it will see the same kind of success eventually.” Check out our exclusive interview with Hellyeah’s Vinnie Paul and Chad Gray by clicking the button below. [button href=”” title=”Hellyeah’s Vinnie Paul and Chad Gray Talk ‘Band of Brothers,’ Touring + More” align=”center”]

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