REX BROWN BOOK
Start by marking “Official Truth, Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera” as Want to Read: Pantera was different. Rex Robert Brown is an American musician and Author, who is best known as the longtime bassist for the Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling band Pantera. Official Truth, Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera [Rex Brown, Mark Eglinton] "Rex is completely honest and forthcoming in this book, and it's a major insight . "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's longtime girlfriend Rita Haney has criticized Rex Brown's book as full of inaccuracies and has described the PANTERA bassist's portrayal of Vinnie Paul Abbott as "pretty hateful." I know he regrets a lot of the things that are in that book.
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The co-writer of Rex Brown's memoir has disputed the former PANTERA bassist's claim that the book contains passages that were published without Rex. of " Official Truth, Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera", Brown had. Vinnie Paul Abbott has slammed Rex Brown's memoir as "a bunch of book, "Official Truth, Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera". Asked about the way he was depicted in Brown's book, “Official Truth, Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera”, in which the former PANTERA bassist.
It was all signed off. I was there. He said: "Honestly, [Rex's] assessment of me [in the book] — I don't care. Egotistical, self-centered, everything is always about me. Y'know what?
I'm a lead singer and he's a bass player.
Vinnie Paul Says Rex Brown's Book Is "Mythology," Says No To A PANTERA Reunion
That's his perception. So I'm fine with it. I don't hold any fucking grudges. But I think he did take some angry swipes and I don't need to be specific. There is a great deal of mythology when it comes to his 'quitting' DOWN.
That particular chapter is a little disturbing. But did he deserve that type of beating? I don't think so. It's a shame.
But it sure seems like he wants to put fault on other people to take away from his humanity. To tell someone else's business is just not yours to tell, though, unless it directly affects you, and they didn't tell the truth or something. Yeah, then I can understand defending yourself.
A book about this is a touchy thing to write, especially with all of the history all of us have together, without hurting somebody.
He said: "Honestly, [Rex's] assessment of me [in the book] — I don't care. Egotistical, self-centered, everything is always about me. Y'know what? I'm a lead singer and he's a bass player. That's his perception.
So I'm fine with it. I don't hold any fucking grudges. But I think he did take some angry swipes and I don't need to be specific. There is a great deal of mythology when it comes to his 'quitting' DOWN. That particular chapter is a little disturbing.
But did he deserve that type of beating? Rex was always the seemingly quiet member of the band and I didn't know much about his family roots or musical background.
In the beginning portion of the book, you learn about his family upbringing.. He was in a jazz band in school where he met Vinnie and he was granted a scholarship to attend a prestigious music college but didn't accept it. I enjoyed reading his explanation of how a lot of the guitar riffs from the songs from the Cowboys from Hell album were derived from old blues tunes.
I don't want to give too much away about the book, but it's an overall good read Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I realize this is Rex' opinion, but it came off as "those guys were famous even though I was more talented than them" I also got the impression he changed his opinion on Dime after his death.
I enjoyed the perspective from Rita and others. It is heavily biased for sure. Still a huge fan of the music. Paperback Verified Purchase. This is a must read for any true Pantera fan.
The reason I gave it four stars is because Rex can be pretty brutal while talking about Dime, Phil, and especially Vinnie. Just finished this book.
Rex did him self no favors here. If he wasn't stabbing Vince in the back, he was either blowing his own horn or blowing Phil. Its disappointing how much crap he talks about other people.
I was actually very surprised! I found it to be a decent read however I felt like it was just full of Rex rambling on, however some of it actually did open my eyes to HIS side of the story of Pantera which really interested me.
I think its a must read for any die hard Pantera fan.
I found it very insightful however there were parts where it just sounded like a whiny rant. One person found this helpful. Pretty cool stories about one of the greatest metal bands of all time. I will say this though. Rex comes off as pretty arrogant in some parts and he definitely had some animosity toward Vinnie Paul and Dime.
Especially Vinnie Paul. Supposedly Rex Brown regrets a lot of this book now. Either way it held my attention for sure and I flew through it in less than 24 hours. Good book.
It is nice to hear the perspective of a 3rd party who was there and lived it. Rex has led an interesting life and the book is a good read. Recommend for any Pantera fans. See all reviews.
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Back to top. Get to Know Us. Amazon Payment Products. English Choose a language for shopping. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.Paul died last month at the age of 54, though an official cause of death has yet to be determined. It was uncanny the way we played together. Besides the insightful, and always colorful, Pantera stories included throughout Official Truth , Brown also comes clean about his own personal battles with drugs and alcohol.
Brown also put a special effort into focusing on guitar throughout the record. A replacement bassist has not yet been announced.
Pressed about whether it's true that he indirectly blamed Philip for the death of PANTERA guitarist — and Vinnie 's brother — "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott , suggesting that some remarks the vocalist had made about Dimebag in print just weeks earlier might have incited the guitarist's killer, the drummer said: