Speaking in an interview with Brave Words, Pantera bassist Rex Brown explained his thoughts on Pantera reunion. He said:
“Playing in a metal band, everybody wants to hear the almighty Pantera songs and I just… that music – the chemistry died when Dime did.
The music lives on, but at the same time, you can’t play those songs unless you have the rest of the guys in the band – I’m a firm believer in that.
I’ve had a magnificent fucking career – it was cut a little short with Dime, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep moving forward.
For me musically, I was always the cat in the band that – after you play a show with Pantera, the last thing you want to do is put in something heavy to get off the deck with.
When you go the bus and you’re trying to unwind, I’d put in a Zeppelin record or old Tom Petty, Neil Young – whatever the fuck. That was my chill music. I’ve always been this ’70s rocker kid.
I just happen to be a gifted musician, and I want to give. If I touch one, 10, 100, or 1000 people with this, then I’ve done my job. Number one – I have to be into it.”
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