Pantera’s Rex Brown “You don’t go on after a band like Slayer”Rodney
Pantera’s bassist Rex Brown talks with Gibson TV about their Reinventing the Steel tour in 2001 with Slayer. Brown recalls how it was a tough call to perform after Slayer on that tour. “You don’t go on after a band like Slayer, Jack, anytime. You better be on top of your game. That was the band we were always scared of — always.” says Brown.
Brown adds “We had our whole new stage setup. Fire shooting out of fucking everything — we told ourselves we’d never do that. But Vinnie wanted it and there you go. Every night you had to be in the right spot. If you missed your point, you were fucking blown up, literally.”
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Talking about the music on the album ‘Reinventing the Steel’ Brown says “I couldn’t listen to it for a long time because that was the last thing we did. So it was rough. Going back and listening to that record man, God damn…it’s a sledgehammer man. Some people call it our weakest record. I disagree, I put it up there with Vulgar any day. When that record came out it was the start of all these nu-metal bands coming on the scene. Sometimes it’s all about timing. Did it come out at the right time? Did it get the push it needed? I think this one didn’t get a fair shake.”
Pantera are currently on tour with dates lined up through 2023 and 2024.
You don’t go on after a band like Slayer
In other news about Slayer, Dave Mustaine is still keen on a big four reunion tour. He says “I really think it’s time for the guys in Metallica to step up, and us do one last round, see if we can get Slayer to come out of retirement and do a “Big 4 passing of the torch” to the new Big 4″ he explains. “It would remain to be seen who they are, but I have a feeling it would include some of the players we already mentioned.”
Let’s get it going for 2023 I reckon!