Pantera Remembers 'Far Beyond Driven:' 'Record Company Wanted Another 'Black Album''

artist: Pantera date: 03/28/2014 category: general music news

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Pantera Remembers 'Far Beyond Driven:' 'Record Company Wanted Another 'Black Album''
Pantera bassist Rex Brown has been talking with Rolling Stone about the band's classic "Far Beyond Driven" album, which turns 20 this month.

As Brown notes, if the band's record company had their way, the record would have ended up sounding a lot more like Metallica's multi-platinum selling "Black Album:"

"The record company was pushing for something like [Metallica's] 'Black Album,'" Brown says. "We were like, 'No, that's not going to happen.'"

The record, which reached number 1 in the album charts, was a "validation" for Brown, although the bassist was unhappy that it led to the band, who had been gigging for some 13 years prior to the album's release, being labelled an overnight sensation:

"We were going to the airport the day the record came out, and I picked up a USA Today, and it said, 'Pantera: The overnight sensation from Texas.' And I went, 'Overnight my ass.'"

A 20th anniversary deluxe edition of the record was released earlier this month.
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