Former Pantera bassist wants solo debut to have a ’70s feel
By David Sands
December 13, 2016
Ex-Pantera and Down bassist Rex Brown has set his sights on releasing his debut solo album next year. Inspired by 1970s music, the new recording is slated to come out in May 2017.
The project came together when Brown ran into his friend Lance Harvill, a guitarist and songwriter, at the NAMM convention in Anaheim, California last year.
“We started putting together songs. And it’s just one of those things, I feel free again,” Brown told SiriusXM’s Eddie Trunk in a recent Trunk Nation interview (transcribed via NME).
“Man, I’m a musician number one, and doing this thing on my own and being an artist is what I’ve wanted to do for a long time,” he continued. “So I’m just letting the wind blow, buddy. That’s all you can do. And the material on this is as good as anything I’ve ever done.”
Drummer Christopher Williams and producer Caleb Sherman are also collaborating on the project, which was recorded at Cygnus Sound studio in Nashville. Brown, who will be singing and playing bass on the solo album, is also a bassist for the metal supergroup Kill Devil Hill.
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