NewsApril 16, 2012 10:16 PM ET10,026 views

Pantera bassist owes $450K in taxes, penalties

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.

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timelordtwo 4/16/2012 7:24:42 PM

Rex drugs and rock and roll

HBDad 4/16/2012 7:24:55 PM

Which I made enough to have this problem.

powerpounder666 4/16/2012 7:30:03 PM

fck the government right up their red, white and blue jerks

HOLOCAUST 4/16/2012 7:31:00 PM

the government will own a part of pantera. the Illuminati is closing in quick god damn it

br0kenhymen 4/16/2012 7:32:57 PM

The government is so fcking hostile.

anonymous 4/16/2012 7:33:36 PM

The IRS is sure showing a vulgar display of power...

anonymous 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.

anonymous 4/16/2012 7:49:21 PM

the government has reached a new level of interference

anonymous 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.

anonymous 4/16/2012 7:52:18 PM

the government seizing his share of pantera is complete domination.

anonymous 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

m00k 4/16/2012 8:17:25 PM

Worst fcking comments ever. And really is this even news?

anonymous 4/16/2012 8:18:32 PM

rex could sure do with some good friends a bottle of pills right about now

anonymous 4/16/2012 8:18:52 PM

Revolution is his name

anonymous 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.

anonymous 4/16/2012 8:48:43 PM

this is fun <3

ineedsalt 4/16/2012 8:49:58 PM

moneytree payday loans bro

anonymous 4/16/2012 8:57:49 PM

His flood of liability to the IRS will follow him to the cemetary gates

anonymous 4/16/2012 9:00:54 PM

soon the irs will be credited for writing on cowboys from hell

bastardmaker 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

anonymous 4/16/2012 9:55:33 PM

Why did he not have some good jew lawyers

I_atemylamb 4/17/2012 1:08:22 AM

This site needs a like button so I can like the comment "The government is so fcking hostile"

anonymous 4/17/2012 1:13:00 AM

Rex only can say " i'm broken"

RickRock 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.

therearetoomanybands 4/17/2012 7:55:18 AM

The Great Southern Tax Bill

anonymous 4/17/2012 8:11:54 AM

wow. who knew pantera puns could be so fcking awesome? this is loads of fun.

anonymous 4/17/2012 8:58:55 AM

Dimebag is stoked

Snoopy2 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

anonymous 4/17/2012 9:21:13 AM

A sad state of affairs. A crippled America. A pipe dream Buttfcked.

anonymous 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...

anonymous 4/17/2012 10:56:58 AM

he must feel like piss right now.

ineedsalt 4/17/2012 11:02:08 AM


sandpaperseatbelts 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.

LoydChristmas 4/17/2012 11:51:33 AM

jerk should have hired someone trustworthy to handle his royalties instead of just assuming earning money is like, free or something. goddamn 'Merica.

anonymous 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 fcktard (which is quite the assumption) he will use that to pay this, and then force Phil to tour with Down again.

anonymous 4/17/2012 1:45:49 PM

^^ Down tours pretty often now and just announced new tour dates recently.

anonymous 4/17/2012 1:53:13 PM

he hasn't been in down for like a year

anonymous 4/17/2012 3:38:56 PM

taxes aren't metal.

anonymous 4/17/2012 4:02:27 PM

Reinventing the steal.

anonymous 4/17/2012 5:09:11 PM


anonymous 4/17/2012 5:10:42 PM

I'm surprised all you bedwetting scenester pssy gays seem to like Pantera.

anonymous 4/18/2012 9:29:27 AM

SOSF pool party is not stoked ch?v=axB_bHxj39Q

anonymous 4/18/2012 2:35:19 PM

now Rex wishes he got shot instead of Dimebag

Snoopy2 4/19/2012 8:25:13 AM

anonymous22 hours ago SOSF pool party is not stoked ch?v=axB_bHxj39Q OMFG I just pissed myself

anonymous 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.

anonymous 9/15/2012 10:08:28 PM

rex is gonna "WALK"....

anonymous 9/16/2012 10:34:18 PM

by taxes be driven

anonymous 5/14/2013 8:48:03 AM

Rex must have been shattered by this terrible news. I hope he is becoming a better tax payer now.

anonymous 12/24/2014 2:28:45 PM

Welcome to America , leave him be - he gave us strength , we should just hold it n run -

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