Pantera’s Greatest Pranks: Hilarious Stories From Band Members and Tour Mates

An exclusive excerpt from the new book ‘Raising Hell: Backstage Tales From the Lives of Metal Legends’

As anyone who’s watched the Pantera home videos knows, the Cowboys From Hell weren’t just the kings of Southern power groove, but they were also master pranksters, always looking for a laugh at anyone’s expense — but preferably the expense of one of their tour mates while onstage.

The new book Raising Hell: Backstage Tales From the Lives of Metal Legends, by rock author and longtime Revolver contributor Jon Wiederhorn, has chapters devoted to sex and drugs, vomiting, blasphemy, onstage and offstage injuries and, of course, pranks. Pantera looms large across this section, with everyone from band members Philip Anselmo, Rex Brown and the late Vinnie Paul sharing hilarious tales of mischief and mayhem, to their victims in other groups, such as White Zombie, Crowbar and Prong, recalling their experiences being the butt of the joke. We have the exclusive excerpt below.

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