Fan-filmed video footage of DOWN‘s June 18, 2011 performance at Kristonfest in Bilbao, Spain can be viewed below.
During a press conference at this year’s Sweden Rock Festival, DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo was asked about the status is of the band’s bassist, Rex Brown (formerly of PANTERA), who is not currently touring with the group (he is being replaced by Patrick Bruders of CROWBAR). “Just to put it kindly, [Rex] needs to address some personal things in his life and when he has to address these personal things, the extremity of them, it’s gonna take him away from music and touring and stuff like that,” he said. “We all support him, we love him, we’re still very close with him, speak with him all the time. . . We wish the best for him.”
Speaking to The Delaware County Daily Times, DOWN guitarist Pepper Keenan stated about Brown, “Rex is not gonna be with us [on the road for the upcoming shows]. He’s got things he needs to deal with, and we gave him an ultimatum and he’s trying to work things out. We’ve got Pat from CROWBAR playing bass, and he’s ass-kickin’ in the same way. He plays with his fingers — which is really cool; he’s got the whole Geezer Butler thing going on.”
When asked if Rex was still considered a part of DOWN, Pepper replied, “I don’t know what to really say on that; he’s not out of the band, but he’s not playing with us live.”
During a recent interview with the “Focus In The Mix With Denise Ames” TV show, Brown was asked if he still speaks to Anselmo. “We’re having a little marital spat, so… I’ll just leave it at that. I’m in the doghouse,” he replied.