Because he doesn’t need any dough. It’s not like he owed nearly $450,000 to Uncle Sam or anything.
So why’d he do it? MTV had to know.
“I’d been thinking about it for awhile, and I was always like, ‘No, I don’t want to talk about this shit.’ It took me awhile to really get my shit together. I wanted to keep the memory of [“Dimebag” Darrell Abbott] alive. But this is not about Dime, this is more about me. This is my truth, how I saw it, and I had really good seats for the fucking thing.
MTV’s follow-up is classic: “Is it possible you wrote the book because you needed the money? I read something in USA Today last year that you owe $449,567 in back taxes.”
Rex’s response: “Wrong! That’s all bullshit. Dude, I didn’t write a book for the money. I think we all owe a little bit in back taxes, but that’s just bad management skills. You’re the first one to ask me that. I’ve done 40 or 50 interviews for this book and nobody’s asked about taxes.”
“Maybe they forgot to Google you,” MTV added.
Rex went on: “You know why I think it is? I think kids start blogs and they write what they want and people actually believe it. Which I don’t subscribe to. I don’t read the blogs. I could care less, man. This is my truth.”
Looks like they finally found someone to replace me.
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