In late 2009 Rex Brown was hospitalized after being diagnosed with acute pancreatitis. He was replaced onstage by Danny Theriot.
After the release of the "Nola" album, Down called it quits in 1996 because of all members continuing to work on their own projects. They did, however, reform in 1999 and then released their second album "Down II", before disappearing once again. After Hurricane Katrina disaster, Down reform again for "Down III: Over the Under". The title is a reference to the band members getting over various personal low-points, including Katrina and the murder of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott.
Todd Strange is credited with playing on "Nola" but all bass on the album was played by Kirk Windstein. Strange was a full member of the band before and after the album was recorded but the other members of the band were not confident he could perform to the standard needed for the recordings.
Down is managed by Skid Row guitarist Dave "The Snake" Sabo via McGhee Entertainment.