Official Truth, 101 Proof by Rex Brown
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 Driven—two #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.

About Rex Brown

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Rex Brown was born in 1964 in Graham, Texas. He joined Pantera in 1982. He has also played with Down and Kill Devil Hill. Mark Eglinton is a Scottish author, based mostly in the U.S. As well as being a friend of Rex Brown's having spent time on tour with Down in 2010, he's the author of James Hetfield: The Wolf At Metallica's Door (IMP, 2010) as well as being a frequent and highly acclaimed contributor to The Quietus - a popular culture website voted Best Website by Record Of The Day as well as being hailed by multiple publications including The Guardian, The Times, The New York Times, and Chicago Time Out.
Published March 12, 2013 by Da Capo Press. 307 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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