Here is a rather amusing account from JERRY CANTRELL/COMES WITH THE FALL guitarist William Duvall about the CANTRELL band's recent trip to Dallas, Texas for the birthday celebration thrown by PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul:“After the first day's rehearsal [for JERRY CANTRELL's performance at the South By Southwest music and media conference in Austin, Texas], we all piled into the CWTF vehicle and lit down to Dallas for Vinnie Paul of PANTERA's birthday celebration that night. Jerry and Shawn (the new rhythm guitarist/utility man in CANTRELL's band) have both known the PANTERA guys for years and Bevan had once met and hung out with them on a tour stop in Atlanta several years ago. But for the rest of us, this was a completely new experience. Let it be known: Those PANTERA boys can drink! After spending some time at a one of their favorite local Dallas haunts, we all adjourned to Vinnie's house for the afterparty. Dimebag Darrell (PANTERA guitarist and Vinnie's brother) surprised Vinnie by having a live band already set up and playing by the time we got there. They were acoustic and played a mix of originals and covers. We proceeded to eat and drink even more. “Vinnie's place is the quintessential rock-n-roll bachelor pad playground. The word 'palace' would not be too much of an exaggeration. Besides the usual recreation and jam rooms, this place comes complete with a swimming pool shaped exactly like a Crown Royal bottle (the jacuzzi is the cap) and a special 'secret' room. You get the idea. Eventually, Cantrell and the rest of us were called forward to perform a few songs for the occasion. We played six or seven tunes. It's all kind of a blur now but I do remember 'No Excuses', 'Angel Eyes', 'Down In A Hole', 'Brother', and 'Rooster' being among the things we did. Anyhow, a good time was had by all, and Dimebag captured it all on his ever-present video camera. So if you ever see a PANTERA home video with some drunk slobs slurring their way through some ALICE IN CHAINS songs and a bunch of year-round Christmas lights hanging everywhere, cut us some slack. And remember, nobody paid to get in.”
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).