Rebel Meets Rebel

Rebel Meets Rebel is a country metal album by David Allan Coe and Pantera members Dimebag Darrell, Rex Brown, and Vinnie Paul.[2] The music was written and recorded by the band when the musicians had time aside from their other projects, including Pantera's world tour supporting Reinventing the Steel.

Rebel Meets Rebel
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 2, 2006
Recorded1999 – 2003
GenreCountry metal
LabelBig Vin
ProducerDimebag Darrell
Vinnie Paul
David Allan Coe chronology
All I'll Ever Be
Rebel Meets Rebel
DAC's Back
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

The album was released on May 2, 2006, under Vinnie Paul's own label Big Vin Records, posthumously after Darrell's murder in December 2004.


At the close of the decade, Coe met Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell in Fort Worth, Texas, and the two musicians, struck by the similarity of the approaches between country and heavy metal, agreed to work together, and began production on the album, with Vinnie Paul and Rex Brown, which was recorded sporadically between 1999 and 2003, and released in 2006, two years after Dimebag's murder.[3]

Originally the song "Rebel Meets Rebel" was supposed to be released as a duet with Coe and Phil Anselmo.[4]

Music and lyricsEdit

The album's lyrical content ranges from boisterous songs regarding drinking and getting stoned to more serious subject matter, such as the song "Cherokee Cry", which criticizes the United States government's treatment of Native Americans.[1]

Rebel Meets Rebel features what has been described as a "groundbreaking" mix of country music and heavy metal.[1] Allmusic writer Megan Frye wrote, "On first listen, ["Nothin' to Lose"] sounds awkward—as if someone had spliced a Pantera song together with a David Allan Coe one on their home computer. It doesn't mesh well, and the bass seems too sharp and tinny. But after listening to the album a few times, it starts to make more sense."[1] Dimebag Darrell was praised for his guitar playing, which incorporated elements from thrash metal, as well as dark melodic playing.[1] "Rebel Meets Rebel" features fiddle playing by Joey Floyd.[1]

Track listingEdit

All lyrics are written by David Allan Coe; all music is composed by Dimebag Darrell & Vinnie Paul.

1."Nothin' to Lose"3:40
2."Rebel Meets Rebel"3:10
3."Cowboys Do More Dope"4:48
5."Heart Worn Highway"4:12
6."One Nite Stands"2:28
7."Arizona Rivers"2:28
8."Get Outta My Life" (feat. Hank Williams III)3:33
9."Cherokee Cry"3:50
11."No Compromise"3:52
12."N.Y.C. Streets"4:12
Total length:40:23


Chart positionsEdit


Year Chart Position
2006 The Billboard 200 38
2006 Top Independent Albums 3


  1. ^ a b c d e f Megan Frye. "Rebel Meets Rebel - AllMusic". Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  2. ^ Dan Leroy (July 14, 2005). "Coe Revisits Penitentiary". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  3. ^ Steve Leggett. "Rebel Meets Rebel". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  4. ^ Wiederhorn, Jon (Dec 21, 2001). "Pantera Members Rip It Up With Rebellious Side Projects". MTV. Retrieved 2006-11-04.

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