According to Metal Insider, today’s The New York Times crossword puzzle name-checks PANTERA. The clue to 51 Across is “Heavy metal band with the #1 album ‘Far Beyond Driven’.” It’s not the only rock-themed clue it today’s puzzle either, with 19 Across hint being “1972 Alice Cooper hit with the lyric ‘we got no class.'”
PANTERA reached a major milestone in 1994 when the legendary metal band’s seventh studio album, “Far Beyond Driven”, debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, becoming the fastest-selling album of the group’s career and its second consecutive platinum release. Not only a commercial success, the album also earned positive reviews around the world for the beautiful brutality of its all-out sonic assault.