Official Truth, 101 Proof
The Inside Story of Pantera
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Few heavy metal acts survived the turmoil of the early 1990s music scene. Pantera was different. Instead of humoring the market, the band instead demanded that the audience come to them by releasing a series of fiercely uncompromising, platinum albums, including Vulgar Display of Power and Far Beyond Driventwo #1 albums that, like Metallica’s And Justice for All, sold millions of copies despite minimal airplay.
Rex Brown’s memoir is the definitive account of life inside one of rock’s biggest bands, which succeeded against all odds but ultimately ended in tragedy when iconic lead guitarist Darrell Dimebag” Abbott was murdered mid-performance by a deranged fan.
This is a lucid account of the previously untold story behind one of the most influential bands in heavy metal history, written by the man best qualified to tell the truth about those incredible and often difficult years of fame and excess.
This is a great inside story of a great band and great bass player. You really get the ins and out in this book. Rex does a great job of telling the truth which included himself as well. It's well written and easy to read. I recommend it to anybody who is a music fan or Pantera fan that wants the real scoop
What a awesome book by the bass player in my favorite band!
I had the luxury of seeing the twice. What a force! I don't think there is a band out there that can top them live! I didn't know what to expect when I started reading but it was totally different than what I expected. This wasn't a book that spewed ego, resentment or hostility. This was a book from the heart about HIS experience and how he felt about it. Awesome in everyway