Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera by Rex BrownOfficial Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera by Rex Brown

Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera

byRex Brown

Paperback | March 25, 2014

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Few heavy metal acts survived the turmoil of the early 1990s music scene. Pantera, featuring the peerless guitar playing of the late "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, was different. Instead of humoring the market, the band demanded that the audience come to them by releasing a series of fiercely uncompromising platinum albums, includingVulgar Display of PowerandFar Beyond Driven—albums that sold millions of copies despite minimal airplay.

This is 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, excess, and tragedy.
Rex Brownwas born in 1964 in Graham, Texas. He joined Pantera in 1982 and has also played with Down. His new band, Kill Devil Hill, is climbing the charts.Facebook.com/RexBrownMark Eglintonis the author ofJames Hetfield: The Wolf At Metallica's Door. He divides his time between Scotland and the Pacific Northwest.mark-eglinton.com
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Title:Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of PanteraFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:March 25, 2014Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0306822881

ISBN - 13:9780306822889

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“Gives you insight to the real world of Pantera and makes no qualms about itAn extremely honest look at the behind the scenes of one of the biggest bands of all time. [Brown] pokes a few holes into the fabric of our perception of band life and what being a rock star is all aboutIf you are a fan of Pantera and road stories then you should definitely pick this book up. It will make you laugh, choke you up, and blow your mind with the reality of what some of your favorite personalities are really like.”MTVHive.com, 3/18/13 “Wildly entertaining.”Boston Phoenix, 3/20/13 “'No holds barred' and 'warts and all' are typical qualifiers when it comes to rock-and-roll memoirs, but rarely do they fulfill the promise. Which makes it all the more refreshing when something like Official Truth, 101 Proof comes along. Pleasantries are dispensed sparingly in this unflinching, and often biting, but also affectionate portrait.”Dallas Observer, 3/18/13 “Rex takes readers into the familiar world of the Rock Star, where rivers of whiskey flow like cash pouring into the band members' bank accountsRex's memoir delivers to fans what the bassist intended: a behind the scenes look at the events that led to the downfall of one of America's greatest rock bands. It's full of conflict, raw emotion and backstage antics.”