Corey Rotic's photos from the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood where Slash received his star on the Walk of Fam on 7/10/2012.
Well, it’s tax day, and that sucks for everyone – but even extra-sucks for Pantera’s former bassist Rex Brown.
Pantera earned millions of millions of dollars from multi-platinum record sales, merchandise and more but according to five tax liens filed by the Internal Revenue Service, Brown is into the federal government for $449,567 in back taxes and penalties,. The most recent and largest lien, for just over $210,000, was filed in January his home state of Texas. 4 other liens were addressed to a Los Angeles accounting firm that handles entertainers but a sixth lien for $72,695 was released by the IRS in 2008, a sign those back taxes were paid.
If a payment plan is not worked out the federal government can seize Brown's share of Pantera's revenue, including royalties from his shared record and songwriting credits. But Rex isn’t dead-screwed yet, Pantera still makes money. Rhino Records will release a deluxe version of the band's most influential record, Vulgar Display of Power, on May 15.
Plus Brown's new band, Kill Devil Hill, hits the road later this month and releases its first record in May – hopefully they’ll make some loot.
Here's to hoping you don't take it nearly as hard as he's gettin' it!