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HARDWARES

REX BROWN

Official Truth 101 Proof

(DaCapo Press)

Reviewed by : Aaron Small
Rating : 8.0

“You’ve seen the movie Some Kind Of Monster? What happened to METALLICA was not dissimilar to what happened in PANTERA,” explains bassist Rex Brown in his new book. The 260-page hardcover was co-authored with Mark Eglinton (who wrote James Hetfield: The Wolf At Metallica’s Door), and features a forward by Dug Pinnick of KING’S X. Also contributing passages throughout are: Rex’s sister, original Pantera singer Terry Glaze, the late Dimebag Darrell’s girlfriend Rita Haney, former managers Walter O’Brien, Guy Sykes and Kim Zide Davis, as well as producer Terry Date, among others. This all-encompassing memoir begins with Rex’s childhood, in which he had grade nine algebra class with Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul, and was selling drugs out of the Fotomat kiosk at age 17; a self-described “fucking hoodlum.” Pantera released their debut, Metal Magic, in 1983, and when Rex looks back at that period in time, he comes across rather cocky: “I didn’t really need to practice. The only reason I was there was for everyone else’s benefit.” The extent to which Rex speaks disparagingly of the Abbott brothers is rather upsetting: “Vinnie was… a complete liability.” “Dime wasn’t the most intelligent of guys.” “Vinnie didn’t have any kind of style or sense of class, none whatsoever.” “Dime pissed me off so many times I can’t even count.” “It was so awkward watching Vinnie’s pathetic attempts to get laid.” And that’s just a small example of the barbs constantly being thrown. Vocalist Phil Anselmo is not immune to the mudslinging either: “Phil is 20% brilliance / 80% nonsense.” That being said, there is a particularly hilarious story of Rex trying to teach Vinnie and Phil how to ski in the Swiss Alps. Rex also fesses up about his substance abuse: “The problem with weed is that it really fucks with your whiskey drinking.” He later admits, “A lot of my alcohol dependency can be traced back to when relations in Pantera became very stressful.” Ultimately Rex was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis and had his gallbladder removed. And of course – December 8th 2004 – the night Dime was murdered on stage by a deranged fan is dealt with. “It shook me profoundly,” states Rex. “All the petty bullshit that had plagued us seemed completely meaningless… Life got harder after Darrell’s death. I still think about him every single day. If my words have been critical, I do have a lot of empathy for his brother.” Rex’s tenure in REBEL MEETS REBEL, DOWN, and his current band KILL DEVIL HILL are also discussed. Completing the package is 16 glossy pages of black and white photos. In closing, Rex admits, “I’m not a saint, nor have I ever aspired to be one. I’ve simply tried to shine some perspective and insight onto my life so far.”



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