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Dimebag: The Bandmate

He was a prodigious talent and had a hell of a personality, but what was it that made Dime such an irreplaceable, vital part of the Pantera fold? Rex Brown reflects on a lost comrade.

First, a pause. Then, an exhalation of breath. Rex Brown is mulling over the difficult question that has just been put to him. As we ask the former Pantera bassist to pick one memory that stands out from his many years with his former bandmate, we are left in no doubt as to the esteem, the love, the gratitude and the painful, aching loss that Rex Brown felt when Dime was taken from us. Or rather feels – still feels, to this very day.


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