Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera

Paperback | March 25, 2014

byRex Brown

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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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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...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:March 25, 2014Publisher:Da Capo BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0306822881

ISBN - 13:9780306822889

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Record Collector (UK), Issue 414 “Brown recounts his life in parallel to Pantera's story, exploring his addiction to alcohol in courageous detail and pulling no punches when it comes to explaining the band's split and its tragic aftermath. He ascribes the various fallings-out to each of the personalities involved, without leaving anyone (including himself) blameless. Kudos to the guy for digging deep into a set of obviously painful memories to get this book done, and to his co-writer Mark Eglinton for focusing Brown's recollections into an eminently readable memoir.”Decibel, June 2013 “RevealingBrown deftly explains why Pantera's music worksThis book won't interest the casual Pantera fan. But are there any casual Pantera fans?”Metal Forces, March 2013“Official Truth, 101 Proof sugarcoats nothing.”John Shelton Ivany Top 21“DefinitiveThis 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.”WomanAroundTown.com, 5/28/13“A book detailing the highs and lows of super-stardom.”Curled Up With A Good Book