Hellyeah is the brain-child of Mudvayne frontman, Chad Gray, and Nothingface founder, Tom Maxwell. It became a reality in 2006 when the pair successfully convinced Vinnie Paul, the legendary drummer of Pantera and Damageplan, to pick up his sticks again after the tragic loss of his equally legendary brother. “The first few times Chad and Tom asked me, my answer was ‘No.’” Vinnie told me a few years later, before adding with his usual trademark grin: “But, they were real persistent and also had a really infectious, positive attitude, so I eventually decided to give it a go.” Hard rock and metal fans all over the globe joyously celebrated Vinnie’s return and Hellyeah was immediately dubbed “a heavy metal super-group” by press and public alike.
Hellyeah unleashed, “333,” the first fiery song from Welcome Home on March 14th 2019. The official video surpassed 590,000 YouTube views in less than 3 weeks. On May 11th, 2019, the band will perform live at the Las Vegas House of Blues to celebrate Vinnie Paul’s legendary life and game-changing legacy. The worldwide release date for Welcome Home is set for June 28th, 2019. Tour Dates will follow: as Kyle Sanders so succinctly stated: “While Vinnie Paul is obviously irreplaceable, one thing we can’t not do is tour. As easy as it would be to say we’re not going on the road, we have to. Vinnie would be extremely disappointed in us if we didn’t promote this record properly. He’d be pissed off at all of us for putting all this work into finishing the record and then just letting it sit there on the shelf while we put a couple of songs to radio & whatever…and we know that.”