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From Rolling Stone Magazine: Hear Hellyeah Cover Phil Collins With Lost Dimebag Darrell Guitar Performance

Heavy metal supergroup Hellyeah had finished recording the basic tracks for fifth album Unden!able when they started throwing around ideas for a cover song to add to the mix. Guitarist Christian Brady suggested the 1982 Phil Collins song “I Don’t Care Anymore,” and drummer Vinnie Paul burst out laughing — not because he thought it was a bad idea, but because he and his late brother Dimebag Darrell, both of legendary metal band Pantera, recorded the track around 10 years ago with their follow-up band Damageplan. The version went unused.

Read the entire article and hear the song here:

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…

Hellyeah Tour dates 2016!

Vinnie’s band Hellyeah are currently touring and plan to have an album out sometime this year. Check out the new album teaser at the bottom of the page.

Jan 24 England Brothers Pinellas Park, FL Tickets

Feb 19 The Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO Tickets

Feb 20 Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino Mescalero, NM Tickets

Feb 21 Live Wire Scottsdale, AZ Tickets

Apr 30 Metropolitan Park Jacksonville, FL Tickets

May 06 Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord, NC Tickets

May 15 Somerset Amphitheater Somerset, WI Tickets

Check out where our guy Vinnie Paul comes in on Loudwire’s Top 50 Hard Rock + Metal Drummers of All Time!

While frontmen and guitarists get a lot of the glory in rock bands, drummers are very much a driving force behind the music, especially when it comes to hard rock and heavy metal. In the gallery above, we salute the men behind the kit with our picks for the Top 50 Hard Rock + Metal Drummers of All Time.

Some of these drummers were chosen based on their world-topping chops; some based on their historical influence; others based on knowing when to not show off their virtuosity; and ofttimes they were chosen based on some combination of all the above, among other talents.

But the end goal was to celebrate 50 drummers who have helped define the music we love, and now dominate our record collections. So take a seat and take the ride, and check out our list of Top 50 Hard Rock + Metal Drummers of All Time by clicking here.…

Hellyeah and Down are co-headliners of Dirtfest 2015!

Hellyeah will headline on Friday Aug 7 and Down will headline on Saturday Aug 8. The show takes place at the Birch Run Expo Center in Birch Run, Michigan.

Tickets can be purchased here:

For up to date info on what bands are performing on what days, check out the Dirtfest website here:

Vinnie’s band Hellyeah is on tour with Slayer and King Diamond right now! Check out dates, locations, ticket links, and videos from the tour here.

Asked by Simon the WRRV Interview Series if he was looking forward to HELLYEAH’s participation in this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with SLAYER, Vinnie said: “Oh yeah, man. SLAYER is one of my favorite bands of all time, and to be on a tour with them is absolutely a dream come true. In 1999, we did a thing called the ‘Reinventing The Steel’ tour with PANTERA, when I was still with them, and SLAYER was part of that, and it was a great tour. And we’ve just been killer friends for a long time. So playing with them, and also the mighty KING DIAMOND, is gonna be a dream come true, man. It’s gonna be something I’m really looking forward to, and every metalhead needs to be there this summer.”

Some videos from the festival so far:

Remaining dates and ticket links to see Slayer, King Diamond, The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel, Thy Art Is Murder, and many more on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Click on the date for tickes and more info:
July 03 Phoenix, AZAk-Chin Pavilion

July 04 Albuquerque, NMIsleta Amphitheatre

July 05 Morrison, CORed Rocks Amphitheatre

July 07 Council Bluffs, IAHarrah’s Council Bluffs

July 08 Milwaukee, WIEagle’s Ballroom

July 10 Noblesville, INKlipsch Music Center

July 11 Clarkston, MIDTE Energy Music Theatre

July 12 Tinley Park, ILFirst Midwest Bank Ampitheatre

July 15 Toronto, ONTD Echo Beach

July 17 Camden, NJSusquehanna Bank Center

July 18 Burgettstown, PAFirst Niagara Bank Amphitheater

July 19 Hartford, CTXfinity Theatre

July 21 Holmdel, NJPNC Bank Arts Center

July 22 Gilford, NHBank Of New Hampshire Pavillion

July 24 Bristow, VAJiffy Lube Live

July 25 Mansfield, MAXfinity Center

July 26 Wantagh, NYNikon Theater at Jones Beach

July 29 Atlanta, GAAaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

July 31 New Braunfels, TXWhiteWater Amphitheater

August 01 The Woodlands, TXCynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

August 02 Dallas, TXGexa Energy Pavilion…

VINNIE PAUL: Heavy Metal Festivals Wouldn’t Get Same Kind Of Support In America as they do in Europe

Kerrang! Radio caught up with Vinnie and HELLYEAH guitarist Christian Brady at this year’s edition of the U.K.’s Download festival, which is being held this weekend in Donington Park