Pantera bassist owes $450K in taxes, penalties
Monday, April 16, 2012 7:16 PM PT
USA Today reports
that former Pantera
(and Down) bassist Rex Brown
owes $449,567 to the United States government in back taxes and penalties. USA Today had the following to say:
"Brown owes $449,567 to the federal government in back taxes and penalties, according to five tax liens filed by the Internal Revenue Service. The most recent and largest lien, for $210,157, was filed in his home state of Texas in January. Other liens were addressed to a Los Angeles accounting firm that handles entertainers. A sixth lien for $72,695 was released by the IRS in 2008, a sign those back taxes were paid."
Although Pantera had several platinum albums and surely still generates income for Brown, we'd be shocked if he has enough money to cover these debts outright. As is nearly always the case under these circumstances, Brown will work out some sort of payment plan that requires he pay considerably less than the aforementioned total. If Brown fails to reach such an agreement, USA Today states that "the federal government can seize Brown's share of Pantera's revenue, including royalties from his shared record and songwriting credits."
Brown has yet to publicly address the matter.
4/16/2012 7:24:42 PM
Rex drugs and rock and roll
4/16/2012 7:24:55 PM
Which I made enough to have this problem.
4/16/2012 7:30:03 PM
Fuck the government right up their red, white and blue assholes
4/16/2012 7:31:00 PM
the government will own a part of pantera. the Illuminati is closing in quick god damn it
4/16/2012 7:32:57 PM
The government is so fucking hostile.
4/16/2012 7:33:36 PM
The IRS is sure showing a vulgar display of power...
4/16/2012 7:36:10 PM
The government needs to get off his back. Give him 5 minutes alone to get his money together.
4/16/2012 7:49:21 PM
the government has reached a new level of interference
4/16/2012 7:50:53 PM
if Brown truly has a mouth for war, he'll just walk, and live in a hole somewhere. I'm sure he feels completely hollow right now.
4/16/2012 7:52:18 PM
the government seizing his share of pantera is complete domination.
4/16/2012 8:10:05 PM
Hopefully he goes to prison, has to share a cell with Wesley snipes and the two plot a scheme to break out in what could be turned into an hilarious action adventure film
4/16/2012 8:17:25 PM
Worst fucking comments ever. And really is this even news?
4/16/2012 8:18:32 PM
rex could sure do with some good friends a bottle of pills right about now
4/16/2012 8:18:52 PM
Revolution is his name
4/16/2012 8:20:55 PM
Did he just not think the taxes would add up? Must have been a pretty bad clash with reality for him.
4/16/2012 8:48:43 PM
this is fun <3
4/16/2012 8:49:58 PM
moneytree payday loans bro
4/16/2012 8:57:49 PM
His flood of liability to the IRS will follow him to the cemetary gates
4/16/2012 9:00:54 PM
soon the irs will be credited for writing on cowboys from hell
4/16/2012 9:41:37 PM
why would USAtoday, lambgoat or anyone else divulge Rex's personal information like this? total lack of class
4/16/2012 9:53:51 PM
R U the same Bastard Maker from Bastard Factory??
http://www.bastardfactory. net/forums/forumdisplay.ph p?f=22
4/16/2012 9:55:33 PM
Why did he not have some good jew lawyers
4/17/2012 1:08:22 AM
This site needs a like button so I can like the comment "The government is so fucking hostile"
4/17/2012 1:13:00 AM
Rex only can say " i'm broken"
4/17/2012 7:30:35 AM
For real? Pantera has been huge for how long and he can't cover $450K? I don't buy that for a minute. Also, insert Pantera song title pun here.
4/17/2012 7:55:18 AM
The Great Southern Tax Bill
4/17/2012 8:11:54 AM
wow. who knew pantera puns could be so fucking awesome? this is loads of fun.
4/17/2012 8:58:55 AM
Dimebag is stoked
4/17/2012 9:10:08 AM
AS a cowboy immigrating from hell he's sure paying a lot of tariffs across that goddamn border
4/17/2012 9:21:13 AM
A sad state of affairs. A crippled America. A pipe dream
4/17/2012 10:17:39 AM
just cause you're a celebrity doesn't mean you don't have to take responsibility for yourself...
4/17/2012 10:56:58 AM
he must feel like piss right now.
4/17/2012 11:02:08 AM
IM BROKEN to IM BROKE
4/17/2012 11:27:24 AM
Ah lawd... so many puns, so many lulz
To think he would be consistently paying his taxes on time is far beyond a given.
4/17/2012 11:51:33 AM
asshole should have hired someone trustworthy to handle his royalties instead of just assuming earning money is like, free or something. goddamn 'Merica.
4/17/2012 12:55:23 PM
I read he just signed a book deal not too long ago, so if he's not a complete fucktard (which is quite the assumption) he will use that to pay this, and then force Phil to tour with Down again.
4/17/2012 1:45:49 PM
^^ Down tours pretty often now and just announced new tour dates recently.
4/17/2012 1:53:13 PM
he hasn't been in down for like a year
4/17/2012 3:38:56 PM
taxes aren't metal.
4/17/2012 4:02:27 PM
Reinventing the steal.
4/17/2012 5:09:11 PM
FUCK THE US GOVERNMETN AND FUCK THE IRS AND FUCK YOU SO CALLED PROGRESSIVES THAT ACTUALLY LIKE ALL THIS FUCKED UP TYRANNY.
4/17/2012 5:10:42 PM
I'm surprised all you bedwetting scenester pussy gays seem to like Pantera.
4/18/2012 9:29:27 AM
SOSF pool party is not stoked
4/18/2012 2:35:19 PM
now Rex wishes he got shot instead of Dimebag
4/19/2012 8:25:13 AM
anonymous22 hours ago
SOSF pool party is not stoked
OMFG I just pissed myself
4/19/2012 11:26:16 AM
Is SOSF that new band Rex is in? i checked a vid of that recently and goddamn do they suck! Not just compared to Pantera but compared to Down they suck. They suck compared to other bands that suck, like godsmack.
245 days ago
rex is gonna "WALK"....
244 days ago
by taxes be driven
5 days ago
Rex must have been shattered by this terrible news. I hope he is becoming a better tax payer now.