Official 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, including Vulgar Display of Power and Far 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.

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Rex Brown was 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 Eglinton is the author of James 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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“Brown gives us the inside story in his new bookIt's a great read.”FullMetalRock.com, 3/24/13 “This is the real deal inside story, from the man himself, who was there and lived itA no holds barred account of the rise and fall of PanteraIt is all covered here straight upA must read for any fan of Pantera or Rock and Metal.”Every Day is a New Day blog, 3/28/13 “The story of one of the craziest party bands of all timeThis book was an eye openerIf you've ever been into Metal music, I'd say this is required reading.”The Metal Den, 4/8/13 “Hands down the most brutally frank rock memoir you will ever read in your lifeThis is a cautionary tale (beware of the ‘hangers on') that will make you laugh out loud and wipe away a few tears at the same time.”About.com Heavy Metal “Brown pulls no punches in the bookThe behind the scenes story of Pantera is fascinatingThere have been a lot of books written about Pantera, but Brown provides insight an outside author simply can'tIt's a very well-written and compelling book.”Music As Therapy blog, 4/14/13