Vinnie Paul speaks out about his upcoming show at Rock On The Range in Columbus, Ohio. It’s his first time playing there since Dimebag Darrell’s death in 2004.

“It’s taken me a long time to really get in the right headspace to where I feel like it was time to do it. And it wasn’t anything specific; we’ve been offered to do it just about every year since HELLYEAH’s been together. And this year, it just kind of hit me. I said, ‘You know what? I think it’s time for the people there to hear what we do and to go back and just do my thing and show a little love to my brother.’ I know the crowd’s gonna be chanting ‘Dimebag!’ It’s gonna be huge, so it’s gonna be awesome.”

See the entire interview below:

UPDATE! Message from Vinnie after the show: Columbus you were awesome!!! 11 yrs after the biggest loss in my life I’m back and you guys really gave HELLYEAH THE BIGGEST WARM WELCOME EVER!! DIME was with us today and it really felt good !! Cheers !! VP