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Ex-Pantera Bandmates Rex Brown And Vinnie Paul Play Together For First Time In Over Four Years

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Former PANTERA bassist Rex Brown performed with ex-PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul for the first time since 2001 at last night's (Dec. 31) GASOLINE gig at Hot Rods and Hoggs in Arlington, Texas. Rex joined Vinnie and the rest of the reactivated southern rock covers band for renditions of the PANTERA classics "Walk" and "Cowboys from Hell". You can check out the pictures on Damegeplan.net. More photos can also be found at RideForDime.com.

GASOLINE's lineup had previously included late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and PUMPJACK vocalist Thurber T. Mingus. GASOLINE were expected to play a set of covers by such artists as TED NUGENT, THIN LIZZY and PAT TRAVERS. Also appearing on the bill were local cover band STRANGE BREW.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Azazel_Begotten writes:

It'll never be the same without Dime God rest him *tears

# Jan 2, 2006 @ 12:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. METALLICAC/DC writes:

This would be a sweet band right here:

Vinnie- Drums
Rex - Bass
Zakk- Guitars
Jesse Leach- Vocals

# Jan 2, 2006 @ 11:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Azazel_Begotten writes:

i still miss Dime

# Jan 2, 2006 @ 3:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

FUK YEAH MAN!!!! GO VINNIE AND REX...!! KEEP THE FLOW AND GROOVE GOING BABY...!!!
BRANDEDCFH420

# Jan 2, 2006 @ 7:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. slayerdisciple writes:

thats pretty cool

# Jan 3, 2006 @ 1:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Cfhdon83 writes:

jesse leach kinds too nice, phil is the best lead man in Metal PERIOD.
R.I.P Dime 6666666666666666666666666666666666

# Jan 3, 2006 @ 1:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Buddy writes:

Vinnie, Rex, and Phil need to stay together in one band. No one can replace Phil he is Pantera and thats the way they should stay.

# Jan 3, 2006 @ 2:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. VO writes:

Not only is this the best New Years news so far, I think we will all be pleased to see where this all goes. To my knowledge, Rex went to high school with Dime and Vinnie. As a fan I alway's felt we would hear from Rex again with or without the passing of Dime. Plus. let's not forget the reason we all consider this news...These two were meant to play together again. They've been to hell and back and they both played in a band unlike any other. I like many of you have had the opportunity to briefly meet Dime here in Dallas at an arena during a hockey game. He was walking up the concourse and even though I had never seen Pantera play, I knew this was my chance to shake legendary hands. Not knowing him personally, he knew I knew who he was and had no problem with saying hello while putting relish on his hotdog. We must all remember and celebrate what these four men gave to us. PANTERA can and will live on forever. I only hope that Phillip will get the same chance to join this reunion of souls. When all of the "heavy metal" bs is said and done..Phillip Rex and Vinnie can and hopefully will play music again. I have compared this to Roth vs. Hagar. Noboby and I do mean NOBODY can spit Pantera lyrics like Phillip. Having said that Noone alive can do what Dime did for a Pantera song.....BUT......if a second coming was really coming! There is only one pair of hands that would deliver the best of what Dime gave us but still maintain his own thing, and This could only be done by Zakk Wylde! This is the only man with the skill and tone to even attempt a Dime tune. No matter what happens hearing about Rex and Vinnie is a joy to hear and may they heal and play for us all again.

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9. dominate writes:

All they need now is phil. if they were to get back together i think the guitarist should be either Zakk Wylde or Kerry King
RIP Dime

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10. Nez writes:

I am sure Dimebag was looking down at Rex and his brother that night, holding a cold one up high.

# Jan 3, 2006 @ 8:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. War Ensemble writes:

Thats great news and it good to see the ice has been broken between REX AND VINE! sadly said nothing will ever be the same R.I.P. DIME BAG!!!

# Jan 3, 2006 @ 10:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. nathangale - fanclud writes:

if any boby needs to die its that long haired f*** i wish i was there so i can piss on his dead boby

# Jan 8, 2006 @ 9:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. slayerdisciple writes:

nathangale - fanclud u a$$hole he was f***in shot on stage for no reason and u say he deserved it wat the f*** did he deserve it for, how bout i kill u and piss on ur dead body how would u like that

# Jan 8, 2006 @ 9:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. evil t writes:

nathangale is a dumb f***, someone shot this f***er

# Jan 9, 2006 @ 2:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Satanatron writes:

Just ignore the attention whores people. We as heavy music fan are beyond that childish behavior this page seems to be full of. They just lack attention in their real life and need to feel important by calling names and insulting others. There like roaches, the more you get rid of them the more you they tend to come back.

# Jan 9, 2006 @ 3:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. BLACKDOG writes:

nathangale - fanclud is more than likely a dislectic retard by the name of TIMMY.This IDIOT has nothing better to do with his time other than disrespect the dead.My personal opinion.He need's to get laide.But that's just my opinion.Lately he's been responding right before deathbringer closes down the feed so obviously he's found a way to get the last word(genious).This is more commonly referd to as a d*** move.Anyway TIMMY , BLACKDOGHATER , nathangale - fanclud , whatever the f*** you'r calling yourself today.Keep your threat's to yourself.Tearing my eyes out seriously, what are you some kind of girl ? Next up I would like to say that I think prostitution is an honorable profession.I myself have never needed the services of one because ... Well ... BECAUSE ! I unlike you am not an a$$hole.So you might want to call one since you seem to have this strange obsession with a dead guy.That's not healthy and people are starting to talk.In any event TIM inspite of your childish response the offer still stand's b****BOY ! I can get you L-A-I-D-E.Now grow up and take advantage before you start growing hair in you'r palm's.HAPPY JACKING AND GOODNIGHT !

# Jan 9, 2006 @ 9:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. BLACKDOG writes:

If you should still stubbornley refuse. OK FINE !!!! I would like to suggest we all chip in and get this man some PORN.Anything to keep this SILLY a$$ BASTARD occupied.

# Jan 9, 2006 @ 9:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. BLACKDOG writes:

Now back on the subject.That had to be beautiful.I hope it's indicative of thing's to come.

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