Rex Brown to miss remainder of Pantera's South American shows after contracting COVID-19

Rex Brown of Pantera
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Rex Brown has announced that he will miss the remainder of Pantera’s ongoing South America tour after falling ill with COVID-19.

The bass guitar player was missing from the band’s two shows in Santiago, Chile on December 11 and 12, with “health issues” cited as the reason for his absence. Now, Brown has issued a statement via Pantera’s social media channels confirming his Covid diagnosis and his absence from the rest of the band’s 2022 shows.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.