HELLYEAH Share Eighth Webisode For New Album “Welcome Home”

HELLYEAH have shared the eighth webisode for their new album “Welcome Home.” The effort will be released on September 27 and it will be the group’s last to feature the late Vinnie Paul.


HELLYEAH Cancel September Shows Due To Tom Maxwell’s Injured Finger

HELLYEAH have been forced to cancel their September dates due to Tom Maxwell’s worsening finger injury. The guitarist previously said he would be undergoing surgery after the shows, but his doctor has since advised him to stop performing until the procedure is done.

Maxwell commented:

“As previously announced, I was scheduled to have surgery following our last show at ‘Blue Ridge Rock Festival‘. My condition has worsened and my physician has advised me against performing again prior to surgery.

I was previously involved in a car accident and broke the middle finger on my left hand. I now suffer from trigger finger, a condition that causes my finger to lock. I received a series of cortisone shots to alleviate the problem, however, the cure rate is about 70%. Unfortunately, that procedure did not work in my case.

I am devastated that my finger has been very stiff and painful. We have been performing at our very best and the support of all those who have paid tribute to Vinnie Paul has really helped us recover from our loss. We will reschedule the headline shows. I’m really sorry we could not perform for you this time… But we will see you soon!

– Maxwell“

Here’s the cancelled dates:

09/06 Jacksonville, NC – The Tarheel
09/07 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
09/08 Concord, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival

This news comes as HELLYEAH are preparing to release their new album “Welcome Home” on September 27.

HELLYEAH’s Tom Maxwell To Undergo Hand Surgery

During a recent interview with 100.5 The KATT, HELLYEAH guitarist Tom Maxwell revealed that he will be undergoing surgery on his left hand in September. As a result, the band will most likely have to wait until November before they can continue touring in support of their new album “Welcome Home” (out September 27).

Maxwell said the following:

“I got in a car accident and broke my middle finger in my left hand. I keep getting trigger finger, which — it gets stuck. It’s really odd — an odd feeling. So I’ve got a series of cortisone shots, which the percentage of the cure rate from that is about 70 percent. Unfortunately, I didn’t fall into that. So now [ my doctor is] gonna go in and make a little incision and go in here and fix what’s not right.”

He also added the following about the timing being so close to the record’s release date:

“Better now than… I can’t keep getting these cortisone shots. You’re only allowed to have a certain amount. [My doctor] hooked me up last time before this [summer] tour. So I just have to get it done.”

Maxwell is expected to play the following dates with HELLYEAH before the surgery:

08/16 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
08/17 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
09/06 Jacksonville, NC – The Tarheel
09/07 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
09/08 Concord, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival

[via Blabbermouth]