Rex Brown (Pantera, etc.) has signed with eOne Music for his new solo album. Brown worked on the Caleb Sherman produced album with Lance Harvill. The effort also features drummer Christopher Williams, and special guest Peter Keyes (Lynyrd Skynyrd) on select tracks.
Brown said the following about the upcoming album:
“My motto these days is ‘Shake some shit up. I’ve had my ups and downs, like anybody in this business. I wanted to feel like a true artist again, where I can write and record songs without worrying about any of the bullshit. This is just something else I’m doing for fun, man. And musical Freedom. Fun has to come into it or I’m not going to do it. I’ve had a tremendous career and now I feel like I’m twenty five years old again. This has given me that freedom I needed. I’ve got so much more in me, I’m just getting my feet wet.”
Rex Brown (Pantera, etc.) is almost done with his new solo album. He shared the following Instagram post about that:
Rex Brown (Pantera, etc.) was recently interviewed by Metal Hammer, and revealed that he has a new solo album in the works. You can read what he had to say about that below.
“I had to get off that bus after 25 years or more. I reached a point where I wanted to take some time off, watch my kids grow, be at home and just find out what the next journey is. I went to Nashville last summer, and I have this good friend who sits in his bedroom and writes incredible stuff. I’d found this tape with about 80 different riffs, so we started piecing together these songs. I’ve been going back and forth to Nashville from maybe last September. I think the longest I was there was 11 days, getting a feel for the band.”
He also added:
“It’s a rock and roll record. It’s not your standard fare or typical metal thing. I was always a big Zeppelin fan and even though it has its little fringes of it… It’s a new journey that sounds like anywhere from Foghat to old Tom Waits. I’m a child of the 70s and I love those kind of songs. At this point I’ve hit every goddamned peak and valley that you want to hit. As an artist I don’t want to be looked on as ‘just that bass player from Pantera.’ There are other things in life that I want to do, and this is one of them. It’s not just a fluke – we already have enough material for the next two, possibly three, records. I’m doing a solo record, I’m fucking singing on it and you’re gonna dig it!”