Rex Brown (Pantera, Down) talks
Rex Brown was always the mysterious member of Pantera. While Vinnie Paul and Dimebag brought the balls-out metal party every night, and Phil Anselmo was the charismatic, if controversial, lead singer with a million side projects, Rex Brown was more of enigma. Obviously his input was present in Pantera’s power groove-few groups relied so much on the thick, propulsive bass at metal’s core-and later, in Down’s southern sludge, but at the end of the day, Rex seemed more content to stay largely out of the public eye.
However, with Kill Devil Hill, his new hard-rock outfit featuring ex-Black Sabbath drummer Vinny Appice, and his forthcoming memoir in the works, Brown has taken a step into the spotlight, showing the world why he deserves his place in the hall of great metal players.
On a break from tour, he took the time to let Revolver in on what’s going down in Rex’s world.