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Rex Brown Exits Kill Devil Hill
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Rex Brown Exits Kill Devil Hill

Rock and metal mainstay Rex Brown has announced he’s stepping down from his position in Kill Devil Hill in order to focus on his solo work. The former Pantera and Down bassist made the announcement in a new interview with Loudwire.

Pantera Releases “Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998”
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Pantera Releases “Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998”

A new live Pantera album has been released as part of the Dynamo Concerts series. Released just days after the untimely death of drummer Vinnie Paul, Live at Dynamo Open Air 1998 captures the band during their tour cycle behind The Great Southern Trendkill. Rex Brown’s distinct bass holds down the low end as the band tackles fan favorites ranging...

Smoke On This: An Interview With Rex Brown
Interviews

Smoke On This: An Interview With Rex Brown

Rex Brown has traveled the globe playing bass in some of the world’s greatest metal bands, but that’s only one facet to his musicality. Now fans are able to hear another side of the musician on his debut solo album, entitled Smoke On This. The record draws on Brown’s early influences from the ’70s and showcases his abilities as a...

Rex Brown Releases Solo Debut Album
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Rex Brown Releases Solo Debut Album

After much anticipation, former Pantera bassist Rex Brown’s solo album is finally. Smoke On This… showcases the musician’s many sides. He plays bass and guitar as well as taking lead vocals. While his past with heavy metal shines through, the album is also heavily influenced by classic rock acts ranging from the Beatles to Led Zeppelin. “For me, it’s about...

Rex Brown Solo Debut Expected in May
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Rex Brown Solo Debut Expected in May

After announcing he was working on a solo project back in August, former Pantera bassist Rex Brown has revealed his solo debut album is slated to be released in May 2017. Brown opened up on the process to Eddie Trunk on Trunk Nation this week. “I went to NAMM last year, and I have a really good friend, this songwriter,...

Warwick Introduces Rex Brown Signature Basses
Basses

Warwick Introduces Rex Brown Signature Basses

Rex Brown has teamed up with Warwick for a new signature bass that will be available in the company’s top shelf custom shop line as well as the more affordable Rockbass Artist line. Both versions are based off the Reverso neck-through model, which features a distinct offset body with an extended upper horn. The Rockbass Artist Line Rex Brown 4...

Rex Brown Announces Solo Album
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Rex Brown Announces Solo Album

After years of holding down the low end for the world’s biggest metal bands, Rex Brown has announced that he’s working on his debut solo album. The former Pantera and Down bassist revealed the news to Metal Hammer, saying it has inspired him to play again after burning out from touring. “I went to Nashville last summer, and I have...

Five-Disc Set Released for Pantera Fans
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Five-Disc Set Released for Pantera Fans

The 1990s sound of metal band Pantera is available in full force on The Complete Studio Albums, 1990-2000. The set covers the band’s last five albums, all of which feature Rex Brown (Down, Kill Devil Hill) on bass. The set includes four platinum albums, one of which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart. The five albums are:...

Bassists Converge on Metal Allegiance Album
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Bassists Converge on Metal Allegiance Album

Metal Allegiance’s self-titled debut album, featuring some prominent metal bassists, has arrived. The core group includes Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and songwriter/bassist Mark Menghi, drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs) and guitarist Alex Skolnick (Testament). The metal supergroup pulled in some bass heavyweights for a little extra thunder. Rex Brown (Pantera/Kill Devil Hill) appears on the bass-heavy track...

This Boat’s Big on Bass: ShipRocked Prepares for 6th Annual Voyage
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This Boat’s Big on Bass: ShipRocked Prepares for 6th Annual Voyage

A boatload of rock and metal bass awaits anyone taking the 6th annual ShipRocked cruise in February. The cruise features a host of bass heavyweights performing as part of the Metal Allegiance supergroup: Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill/ex-Pantera), Frank Bello (Anthrax), David Ellefson (Megadeth), and Troy Sanders (Mastodon). Bands performing during the Feb. 2-6 cruise between Port Miami and Great...