Rex Brown Reflects On His Friendship + ‘Grateful Memories’ With The Late Vinnie Paul

Rex Brown: Rexzone111, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikipedia / Vinnie Paul: Pantera Facebook
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The other day, via his Twitter account, Pantera bassist Rex Brown shared a photo pertaining to a fun memory shared between him and the late Vinnie Paul. The photo involves a young Rex and Vinnie out on a boat, the two young rockers looking like they are having a chill time.

Alongside this photo, Rex wrote the following: “Me & Vinnie Paul back in our boating adventure days!! Forgot to put the plug in one day & sunk that old monster…Grateful memories!!”

It is so surreal to see a young Rex and Vinnie; it’s also wild to think how it has been four years since Vinnie Paul passed away (and 18 since his brother Dimebag Darrell passed away).

When it comes to the upcoming 2023 Pantera shows, many folks have different opinions; The Darkness singer Justin Hawkins, Avenged Sevenfold singer M. Shadows, and ex-Cannibal Corpse vocalist Chris Barnes have all shared their two-cents regarding these shows. Fan opinions are also divided as well.

The other day, we shared a video that features Rex performing alongside Phil Anselmo and Black Label Society guitarist Zakk Wylde, and given that this is 3/4th of the “Pantera” line-up taking place in 2023 – we feel it is a solid preview of what to expect from the band.

Zakk Wylde was recently interviewed regarding this news and shared the following:

“Obviously, it’s not Pantera. Pantera is those four guys — it’s Phil, Rex, Dime, and Vinnie. But it’s just like when [Led] Zeppelin went out with Jason Bonham [son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham] playing, it was phenomenal. I told Jason, I was just, like, ‘Dude, you crushed it, man.’ It’s a great thing just to hear them play that music again.”

You can read everything Zakk had to say by following the link below:

‘Obviously, it’s not Pantera’: Zakk Wylde Talks About Being Part Of Upcoming Pantera Shows