PANTERA bassist Rex Brown celebrates his 59th birthday onstage with his bandmates in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
On July 28, during the opening concert of PANTERA‘s U.S. tour at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, the band took a heartwarming moment to celebrate the 59th birthday of their bassist, Rex Brown. Amidst the electrifying performance, the audience joined in a joyous “Happy Birthday” singalong to honor the talented musician. To make the occasion even more special, Rex was surprised with a birthday-cake presentation on stage, adding a sweet touch to the unforgettable evening. Video footage capturing this touching celebration can be viewed below.
Brown later took to his social media to write: “Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes! Love you all!”
PANTERA‘s current lineup features two esteemed members from the band’s classic formation, namely, Rex Brown on bass and Philip Anselmo on vocals. Joining them on this musical journey are the talented guitarist Zakk Wylde (known for his work with OZZY OSBOURNE and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and the skilled drummer Charlie Benante (from the renowned band ANTHRAX).
The reinvigorated PANTERA lineup is headlining numerous major festivals spanning South America, Asia, North America, and Europe. Additionally, they are set to perform their own headline concerts, promising fans an unforgettable experience. The excitement doesn’t stop there, as the band will also be supporting METALLICA on an extensive North American stadium tour scheduled for 2023 and 2024.
In 2013, Rex Brown released his memoir titled “Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera.” However, in subsequent interviews, he expressed some dissatisfaction with how the book turned out, citing it as a contributing factor to the deterioration of his relationship with another PANTERA member, the late drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott.
On June 26, Rex joyfully tied the knot with his fiancée and longtime girlfriend, Elena Henrard, in a private ceremony held in Port de Sóller, Spain. The intimate event took place without any guests, marking a beautiful moment of celebration for the couple.