Former PANTERA Bassist Is 'Very Open' To Rekindling His Friendship With VINNIE PAUL
Artisan News last week conducted an interview with former PANTERAand current KILL DEVIL HILL bassist Rex Brown. You can now two more clips from the chat below.
Brown's memoir, "Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera", was released on March 12 via Da Capo Press. The 320-page book is described as a "starkly honest and revealing" book about Rex's time in one of the most influential and enduringly popular bands in heavy metal history, offering Brown's shocking personal insight into a band that had swapped the grimy clubs of Texas for arenas around the world but whose story would ultimately be touched by tragedy.
A one-and-a-half-minute video trailer for "Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera" can be seen below.
In a 2012 interview with SkullsNBones.com, Brown stated about his memoir: "It's basically my tale of the PANTERA years from my point of view. I was always the silent guy in the band. I never did interviews, so I was approached with this idea and I was down for it. I didn't realize how much work would be involved. [laughs] But it's going to be cool, man. It's just my inside story of what was going on. It leads up to the breakup,Dime's [former PANTERA guitarist 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott] death, and to now. There is only four people in that band that knew what was going on, so this will just be my interpretation oo those years. I'll say this, it probably won't be my last book either. It's a lot of work, though. We went through a thousand photos, stories, memories — everything, dude — so it's an insightful view that most fans would never know of if it weren't for the book. I think it's got a lot of things that people don't know and should know, and I hope the people enjoy it. It's a good read, for sure."
World rights for "Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera"were acquired by executive editor Ben Schafer at Da Capo Press fromMatthew Elblonk at DeFiore & Company with Matthew Hamilton atAitken Alexander.
"Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera" co-authorMark 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 2010 to considerable critical acclaim, fueled by regular radio appearances across the U.S and Europe to promote it. He also writes regularly for Outburn magazine and various music web sites and has co-produced 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.
Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch to Perform at Mayhem Festival
Rob Zombie and Five Finger Death Punch are among the artists who will be hitting the road for this year's Rockstar Mayhem Festival, which will roll through 26 cities in the U.S. and Canada between late June and early August.
Other acts set to take the stage as part of the event include Mastodon, Amon Amarth,Machine Head, and Children of Bodom.
Tickets for all the newly-announced dates will go on sale on Friday at 12 p.m. local venue time. To see the full lineup for the event, head over to RockstarMayhemFest.com.
Here are the dates:
6/29 -- San Bernardino, CA, San Manuel Amphitheater
6/30 -- Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/2 -- Boise, ID, Idaho Center Amphitheatre
7/3 -- Auburn, WA, White River Amphitheater
7/5 -- Phoenix, AZ, Desert Sky Pavilion
7/6 -- Albuquerque, NM, Isleta Amphitheatre
7/7 -- Denver, CO, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
7/10 -- Toronto, ON, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/12 -- Burgettstown, PA, First Niagara Pavilion
7/13 -- Scranton, PA, Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
7/14 -- Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake PAC
7/16 -- Mansfield, MA, Comcast Center
7/17 -- Bangor, ME, Bangor Waterfront
7/19 -- Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center
7/20 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, SPAC
7/21 -- Hartford, CT, The Comcast Theatre
7/23 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
7/24 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
7/26 -- Noblesville, IN, Klipsch Music Center
7/27 -- Tinley Park, IL, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/28 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/30 -- Atlanta, GA, Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/31 -- Tampa, FL, Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds
8/2 -- Austin, TX, Austin360 Amphitheater
8/3 -- The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/4 -- Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion
Trent Reznor Posts Rare Nine Inch Nails Tour Documentary & Music Videos Online
Frontman Trent Reznor is offering fans the chance to watch a rare Nine Inch Nails tour documentary from the 1990s. The 74-minute film, which was originally available only on the 1997 Closure VHS, is now available at NIN's Tumblr page.
The flick, which is definitely not safe for viewing at work, features performances and behind-the-scenes footage from NIN’s Self Destruct Tour, which took place between 1994-1996. It also includes some high profile cameos from Marilyn Manson and David Bowie.
Reznor also posted a few more rare gems on the band's Tumblr page: acoustic performances of "The Becoming," "Something I Can Never Have" and "Gone, Still" featuring former NIN members Danny Lohner and Jerome Dillon. Those stripped-down tracks were originally featured on Still, NIN’s companion album to 2002's And All That Could Have Been.
Last month, Reznor announced that NIN would hit the road with a new lineup that includes former Jane’s Addiction bassist Eric Avery, King Crimson multi-instrumentalist Adrian Belew, Alessandro Cortini, Telefon Tel Aviv’s Josh Eustis and Ilan Rubin. So far, the band is set to appear at a number of festivals overseas, including Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival, South Korea’s Ansan Valley Festival and Germany’s Rock’n’Heim Festival.
While NIN is expected to announce more tour dates soon, Billboard quotes sources saying that the band will be performing at this year’s Lollapalooza festival, which takes place August 2-4 in Chicago, IL.
Andrew W.K. to Launch Human Party Machine Solo Tour Next Month
Andrew W.K. has announced that he’ll be heading out on his very first solo tour next month. Armed with only a keyboard and a microphone, the notoriously hard-partying singer will be performing tracks from his entire career -- including "Party Hard," "We Want Fun," "Long Live the Party," "I Get Wet" and "You Will Remember Tonight" -- on the North American trek.
“I’m truly excited and also terrified by what will happen at these shows,” says W.K. in a statement. “It’s designed for maximum chaos and to put us as close to the abyss as possible. But we’re going to survive and thrive, because we’ll be in it together, arm-in-arm and heart-to-heart, becoming a human party machine made of blood, love, and courage.”
Here are the tour dates:
4/13 -- Toledo, OH, Frankie’s Inner City
4/14 -- Hamilton, ON, Club Absinthe
4/15 -- Buffalo, NY, SoundLab
4/17 -- Portland, ME, Studio 250
4/18 -- Providence, RI, PVD Social Club
4/19 -- Hartford, CT, Arch St Tavern
4/20 -- Syracuse, NY, The Lost Horizon
5/18 -- Freehold, NJ, iPlay America
5/19 -- Pittsburgh, PA, The Altar Bar
5/22 -- St. Louis, MO, The Firebird
5/23 -- Des Moines, IA, Vaudeville Mews
5/24 -- Joliet, IL, Mojoes
5/25 -- Howell, MI, Harltand Performing Arts Center
5/26 -- Covington, KY, Madison Theater
5/28 -- Johnson City, TN, The Hideaway
5/29 -- Douglasville, GA, The Seven Venue
5/30 -- Mobile, AL, Alabama Music Box
5/31 -- Tampa, FL, The Orpheum
6/1 -- Jacksonville, FL, Roc Bar
6/2 -- Wilmington, NC, The Soapbox
6/4 -- Greensboro, NC, Greene St Club
6/5 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Shakas
6/6 -- Richmond, VA, Kingdom
6/7 -- Springfield, VA, Empire