Ex-PANTERA Bassist Schedules Hollywood Book SigningTuesday, 30th April 2013
Current KILL DEVIL HILL bassist Rex Brown will sign copies of his memoir, on May 9 at 8 p.m. at SoundCheck Hollywood in Hollywood, California. “Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera”. Released on March 12 through Da Capo Press. The 304-page book is described as a “starkly honest and revealing” book about Rex’s time in one of the most influential and enduringly popular bands in heavy metal history, offering Brown’s shocking personal insight into a band that had swapped the grimy clubs of Texas for arenas around the world but whose story would ultimately be touched by tragedy.
When asked what made him decide to write this book now, Brown shared: “Someone just approached me. I was going through the tail end of the DOWN thing where we were sitting on our thumbs and I had nothing to do. I got approached by a friend of a friend and we just managed to tell some stories. As far as it coming out now, it’s like, why wait until you’re dead to write something? I just felt like why put something out that’s not going to be relevant, because PANTERA is still relevant. We still have fans from the old days and we have new fans that are getting turned on to us. I was never one to say anything in the press. I didn’t want to get caught up in the whole mess. I just never said anything in the press and I felt it was time to go ahead and speak up. That’s it. No pre-contrived anything. I just wrote a book. Take it or leave it. If you don’t like it — which I doubt — then don’t read it.”