There used to be this little band that played at Circle in the Square all the time back in the 80's...I think their name was Pantera or something...I wonder whatever happened to those guys? Oh yeah...that's right, they went on to become the biggest and heaviest band of all time. Shreveport and Pantera will forever be linked together. The guys discovered Phil after playing a show at Circle on the Square in '87. The Hirsch was the home to the 'Great Pantera Riot of '95'. This city and the band are inseparable.

With all that being said, the complete history of the band has never completely been told...until now. Rex Brown, former Pantera bassist, is releasing a Tell all book about the band called '101 Proof Official Truth: The Inside Story of Pantera'.

Rex Brown’s memoir is the definitive account of life inside one of rock’s biggest bands, which succeeded against all odds but ultimately ended in tragedy when iconic lead guitarist Darrell “Dimebag” Abbott was murdered mid-performance by a deranged fan.

This is the untold story behind one of the most influential bands in heavy metal history, written by the man who lived through all the excess, the ups and the downs.

The book hits stores March 12th. You can pre-order it here. Also tune into me on March 12th, because Rex is calling in to chit chat a bit about Pantera, the book, and his new band Kill Devil Hill. Check out a preview of the book below.