Tom Maxwell: “I Don’t Even Know If I Wanna Make Another HELLYEAH Record Without” Vinnie Paul

During an appearance on Bad Wolves guitarist Doc Coyle’s “The Ex-Man” podcast, HELLYEAH’s Tom Maxwell discussed the possibility of recording a follow up to the band’s latest album “Welcome Home.” However, the guitarist said that he is unsure if he will ever want to record new music without late drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott.

Maxwell said the following:

“When he died — I’m not gonna lie — my passion, my love affair died as well with him.

I don’t even know if there’s gonna ever be another HELLYEAH record. I don’t even know if I wanna make another HELLYEAH record without him.

I’m at a point right now where I’ve done some amazing shit with some amazing people and I’ve released a lot of great records. And I’ve found success in those — more elsewhere than others.

Like I said, my love affair has kind of been cockblocked a little bit. I don’t find a need or a necessity to continue without Vince.”

He also added:

“Vin passed, and we did two tours, and it didn’t feel right, even though we had Roy, who’s a brother. There’s a lot of shows where I felt I was just phoning in my presence — I wasn’t there.

I don’t know if I even wanna do another HELLYEAH record. I just don’t have the emotional need and drive.

I feel personally, as Tom Maxwell — I’m not speaking for anybody else at all — but I don’t know what I wanna do. I write songs all the time, and I write ’em for me, like I always did.

I don’t see myself doing another HELLYEAH record; I really don’t.”

Despite this, Maxwell still isn’t ruling out the possibility of a new project:

“I would love to get into something new, ’cause I have a lot of songs and I have a lot of music left in me that I’d probably wanna get out there, but I don’t see it happening with what I have at my disposal right now. I need a breath of air, a new lung.

I would need motherfucking players, for me to even have any interest in getting into a studio with everybody. I need motherfuckers.

For my own sanity, I need to write, I need to fucking play songs. But with who and for who, I don’t know. It’s gotta be the right thing. I need to feel like I’m with guys that are likeminded — not green motherfuckers.

I’m not a kid. Doing music and being in a band and being in an explosive band is a young man’s world. And for me to be productive, I need to be with other productive motherfuckers that have juice. I have juice, but do the other people with me have juice? And if they don’t have juice, I’m totally cool with not having juice and being home.

I’m not throwing in the towel — nothing like that — and I’m not saying that I’m fucking done with shit. But what I am saying is it’s gonna take something… For me to fucking leave my house, it’s gonna take guys, gals, aliens — I don’t give a fuck — with a vision and something special about it.

So, moving forward, if something new were to come along, it would have to be something that is real and honest and transparent and fucking badass.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Cutout Of The Late Vinnie Paul (Pantera, HELLYEAH) Featured In The Stands Of Texas Rangers Games

A cutout of the late Vinnie Paul (Pantera, HELLYEAH) can be seen in the stands during the Texas Rangers’ home games at Globe Live Park in Arlington, TX . You can watch a video report on the cool tribute below:

HELLYEAH, All That Remains, Butcher Babies, Etc. Tour Cancelled

HELLYEAH have officially cancelled their tour with All That Remains, Butcher Babies, Saul, and Deepfall due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band were previously hoping to reschedule, but they were unable to do so. HELLYEAH issued the following statement:

“Unfortunately, with the complications across the country, We (Hellyeah) have been forced to cancel our upcoming tour. Refunds can be made at your original point of purchase. While it is beyond disappointing not to see you all on this upcoming tour, we are looking forward to getting back out and seeing you all once we can all safely return to live shows. be well, stay safe… HY”

Vinnie Paul’s “Drumming Up An Appetite With Vinnie Paul” Cookbook To Receive Posthumous Release

Prior to his death, Vinnie Paul (Pantera, HELLYEAH) was working on a new cookbook called “Drumming Up An Appetite With Vinnie Paul” and now it appears that it will still be released. The drummer’s longtime girlfriend Chelsey Yeager told Metal Pulp And Paper the following:

“[Vinnie’s] cookbook that he titled ‘Drumming Up An Appetite With Vinnie Paul’ is in the works. There are over 120 recipes that are saved and pictures to follow that will be in the cookbook as well. Not sure on an exact date when it will be finished.”

[via Blabbermouth]

HELLYEAH, All That Remains, Butcher Babies, Etc. Tour Postponed

HELLYEAH, All That Remains, Butcher Babies, Saul, and Deepfall’s spring tour has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Butcher Babies recently confirmed the news:

“As we all know, ALL spring-time tours have been affected by the recent news and state of our world. We know you’re itching for a show to bang your head at and we’re itching to get back out on the road once this all blows over. Our upcoming tour dates with Hellyeah & All That Remains are NOT cancelled — just postponed. Stay tuned for all the rescheduled dates! More importantly, stay safe, stay healthy and stay inside god damn it! 🤘😘🤘”

HELLYEAH Announce Spring Tour With All That Remains, Butcher Babies, Etc.

HELLYEAH have announced a spring headlining tour. The band will also be joined by special guests All That Remains, Butcher Babies, Saul, and Deepfall.

Tour Dates:

04/18 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
04/19 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
04/21 Denver, CO – Summit
04/23 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
04/24 E. Moline, IL – Rust Belt
04/26 Sayrerville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
04/28 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
04/29 Pittsuburg, PA – Roxian Theatre
05/01 Virginia Beach, VA – WNOR Lunatic Luau (HELLYEAH only)
05/03 Chartlotte, NC – Epicenter (HELLYEAH only)
05/05 Atlanta, GA – Buchead Theatre
05/06 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
05/07 Jackson, MS – Hal&Mals
05/09 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville (HELLYEAH only)
05/11 New York, NY – Sony Hall
05/12 Portland, ME – State Theater
05/13 Hartford, CT – The Webster
05/15 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival (HELLYEAH only)
05/16 Reading, PA – Reverb
05/17 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
05/20 Clear Lake, IA – Surf Ballroom
05/21 Sioux City, IA – Anthem Hard Rock
05/22 N, Kansas City, MO – Voodoo Lounge Harrahs
05/23 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma

HELLYEAH Pay Tribute To Vinnie Paul With “Skyy And Water” Video

HELLYEAH have premiered a new video for their new song “Skyy And Water.” That track is from the band’s new album “Welcome Home,” which will be released tomorrow (September 27). The clip serves as a tribute to the group’s late drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott.

HELLYEAH’s Tom Maxwell: “Whether There’s Ever Going To Be Another Record, I Don’t Know”

HELLYEAH will be releasing their final album with the late Vinnie Paul Abbott, “Welcome Home,” on September 27, but it is still unclear if it will be their last or not. Tom Maxwell recently opened up about the band moving forward without Abbott during an interview with Outburn and said “whether there’s ever going to be another record, [he doesn’t] know.”

Maxwell said the following about touring without Abbott:

“My love affair with touring and being a part of the whole grind has suffered greatly from losing him. If we are evolving more emotionally and just trying to take those steps to heal, we want to be able to get back out on tour and be excited about it. The tour we just finished was our first in two years. It was our first tour without Vince ever, and I was emotionally crippled.

I was almost vomiting every morning leading into it just because of my nerves, anxiety, and fear levels were at extreme heights. I think down the road if and when we ever do another record, it’s gonna be completely different. That’s going to be the big test. Vince is not gonna be there. I’m not going to go in there and write songs and have somebody go, ‘What would Vinnie play?’ It can’t be that way. It would have to be an evolvement.”

He also had the following to say about the various eras of the band:

“I look at this band as two parts now. The first part is us with the original lineup until the first record ‘HELLYEAH‘, the second record, ‘Stampede‘, and then the third record, ‘Band Of Brothers‘. That’s the first half of the band. I loved the first record, but I felt extremely detached from the second and third albums. The type of music we were playing wasn’t really my cup of tea. I think there’s good stuff.

There’s a couple of songs on those albums that get a hall pass from me, but I don’t think the band really became what we are now until our fourth album, ‘Blood For Blood, when we got our other guitar player, Christian [Brady] and our bass player, Kyle [Sanders]. I think that period was the biggest milestone catalyst. That’s really what I love about this band now. We’re writing and releasing the type of songs that I’ve always wanted to do with this band. We’ve become the band that I’ve always wanted us to become.

I think we’ve matured in a lot of ways. Not only musically, but also as people and as brothers. We started out wild, crazy, and alcohol fueled, not really giving a shit about tomorrow. We were just living in the moment. Over the years we’ve kind of pulled the reins back and really started tightening up everything. Now that Vince is gone, we really had to buckle down and pull ourselves and our emotions together to honor him and this record. That’s what our focus is right now.

We’re still very much brothers, but there’s a struggle there. We’re still trying to find our footing and trying to see if we can we can still do this without him. I mean, we know we can, but the emotional side of it is a big thing. I’m hoping that we can figure it out. I have faith that we will, but it’s going to be a long ride.”

Maxwell also talked about the band’s future:

“The only thing we’re focusing on right now is honoring this record, touring it, and honoring Vince with every show that we play. Kyle said it best, ‘Whatever doors the universe puts in front of us, we’re gonna have to go through, whether it’s good or bad.’ So, we’re just gonna have to see. I can’t really forward think that far ahead.

Whether there’s ever going to be another record, I don’t know. Would I like to do one? Sure. Am I ready to do one? No. It’s too early to say anything. We’re just gonna take this one day, one tour, one song at a time right now. We’re just lucky enough that we found somebody that is a brother who is going to be there to help us and step into that drum world and help us get through. There’s no way we could have done it with anyone else. It’s kind of cosmic.”

HELLYEAH Premiere “Black Flag Army” Music Video

HELLYEAH have premiered a new video for their new song “Black Flag Army.” This track is from the band’s new album “Welcome Home,” which will be released on September 27. That effort will be the group’s last to feature the late Vinnie Paul Abbott.