Présentation de l'éditeur
Few heavy metal acts survived the turmoil of the early 1990s music scene. Pantera was different. Instead of humoring the market, the band instead demanded that the audience come to them by releasing a series of fiercely uncompromising, platinum albums, including Vulgar Display of Power and Far Beyond Driventwo #1 albums that, like Metallica’s And Justice for All, sold millions of copies despite minimal airplay.
Rex Brown’s memoir is the definitive account of life inside one of rock’s biggest bands, which succeeded against all odds but ultimately ended in tragedy when iconic lead guitarist Darrell Dimebag” Abbott was murdered mid-performance by a deranged fan.
This 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.
Biographie de l'auteur
Rex Brown was born in 1966 in Graham, Texas. He joined Pantera in 1982. He has also played with Down and Kill Devil Hill. Co-author Mark Eglinton is an author, journalist and film-producer currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland. His first book entitled James Hetfield: The Wolf At Metallica's Door was published in April of 2010 to considerable critical acclaim, fuelled by regular radio appearances across the U.S and Europe to promote it. He also writes regularly for Outburn magazine and various music websites as well as co-producing a series of rock interview documentaries entitled The Greatest Music Ever Created, And How It Ruined Our Lives, which is co-hosted in conjunction with Metal Hammer magazine. Eglinton's role in Brown's life has become one of friend and confidant, mostly during time spent on the road with Down in Europe.