Talk about rare footage! Last night Pantera’s Official Facebook page posted this video below, and it’s one that all metal fans should watch! It’s a clip of Gasoline, which was Dimebag and Vinnie’s “party band” project, back on New Year’s Eve in 2001, and it was definitely a party. The concert featured Drowning Pool, Jerry Cantrell and Sevendust, but the highlight of the night was when Rex Brown stepped out on stage to perform Pantera tracks with the brothers. At that time, Pantera was on a “hiatus,” so, according to the guy who uploaded the video, this is actual footage of the last time Dimebag Darrell, Rex Brown and Vinnie Paul jammed together on stage! This is a historic clip, and many thanks to Mr.Chris for uploading it to his YouTube page with this description: “This is my PERSONAL UNSEEN RARE FOOTAGE of Dimebag’s RARE AND UNRELEASED BAND GASOLINE. This was a party band for fun only. These were just jack around tunes made to be funny and have a good time. These weren’t meant to be serious by any means. The NEW AND UNRELEASED ANYWHERE ELSE songs…GASOLINE and GOING WITH THE GUT. This is the LAST TIME REX VINNIE AND DIME played live together. The last song they got up and jammed Led Zeppelin’s Moby Dick. I hated sitting on this for so long but it’s time the world gets to see it and enjoy it like I do. I’ve been lucky enough to have this since 2001 and I’ve never given a copy away and never let it out. Please respect that it’s mine and I will not tolerate anyone stealing it. This is OWNED BY ME. If the family wanted it…that’s another story. This show was a very special night…new years was always a big deal for the brothers and usually they did a new years gig for fun with pantera but after phil became harder to deal with they had to do their own thing on new years. Pantera never played again and I’m thankful I saw the last moments these three stepped on stage together. This show was Union Underground opening, then Gasoline, Sevendust, Then Drowning Pool with Dave Williams. As always Dimebag was very cool to hang with and loved having fun with his friends and fans. I was a young 18 year old that was just happy to be accepted around him. He allowed me to hang around him a lot so I’ll be uploading more video of me with him and times I managed to film. I messaged the family many times about having this included in anything they officially released and never got any emails back so I’ll go ahead and post it here for everyone to see. I don’t think it’s right to just hold on to it without letting others see what it’s like to be around him. RIP dime… you made a huge impression on my young life and I’ll never forget it.”
Watch the historic clip below! Rex joins them on stage around 28 minutes in! RIP DIME!