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Pantera Bassist Rex Brown Is Wrapping Up Solo Album: ‘We Smoked Lots of Hash Making This’

Rex Brown, the bass player of Pantera, has announced that he is finalizing a new solo studio record, marking his second full-length solo release and the follow-up to 2017’s “Smoke on This.”

Rex said during a recent interview with Loudwire: “There’s not a ballad on this fucking record. It’s a stoned-out groove record. We smoked lots of hash making this album, I’ll just put it that way. And I’m not gonna make the same record twice: It’s got its rockers, it’s got that heavy blues tinge. It’s got some upbeat anthems that I brought in at the last minute, some I even had tucked away for a long time.”

The musician added: “This record is really introspective, but in the sense that it just came naturally. I think that anytime somebody close to you dies – even though Vinnie [Paul] and I weren’t really close at the end – you have to go back and peel the onion, just go through the layers of what life really means.

“The first four or five tracks that we did were really just – man, I swear to God, you hear about this stuff happening and it’s never happened to me before – but where the pen just starts going to the paper, and it just starts writing itself.”

Focusing on the nature of the new tracks, the musician pointed out:

“It’s got some really tripped-out, kinda stoner songs, but I wouldn’t call it stoner rock ’cause it’s not in that genre – even though I hate the word ‘genre.’ Honestly, I don’t care what people call it anymore; I don’t really give a shit. As long as I’m enjoying it, I think the fans will too.”

Photo by Chris Rucker

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