Chad Gray On Fans Wanting A Mudvayne Reunion: “Sometimes You Can’t Have What You Want”

If you were hoping for Mudvayne to return to active duty at some point, you will probably be disappointed. Chad Gray (HELLYEAH) recently discussed the band’s break-up with Billboard, and seemed pretty pessimistic about a possible reunion. You can see his statements below.

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“People want what they want—sometimes you can’t have what you want. That’s been the frustration—they want Mudvayne, but we can’t give it to ’em. I tell people all of the time, ‘Dude, if you want to hear it, buy it and listen to it. There are CDs, and I am hugely proud of what we did.’

If you want to do a reunion tour, you need all the members. Nobody’s hurt by that fact more than Vinnie Paul. A reunion tour is only a reunion if everyone is involved. All we are trying to do is create music together that is viable, that is from our hearts and souls. We don’t care about what music is doing or what anybody else is doing. We just love playing music together.”

He also added:

“Mudvayne [at that time] was basically breaking. I still love and talk to those guys, but it’s like being in a relationship and all the sudden things just start to fall apart. Mudvayne was just dissolving. It became too much for all of us. It was no one person in particular’s fault. We all have faults. It was crumbling beneath us. I chose to be an artist and continue to play in HELLYEAH.”

Mudvayne To Release Limited Edition Vinyl Pressing Of “Lost And Found” In November

Mudvayne will be releasing a limited edition vinyl pressing of their album “Lost And Found” for its 10th anniversary. It will be released on November 24th, and will be available on 180 gram vinyl with two color options, including: clear with white/blue smoke (limited to 500) and clear with black smoke (limited to 1,000.) Preorders can be found HERE.

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Greg Tribbett On Possibility Of New Mudvayne: “Never Say Never”

In a recent interview with Metal Wani, Greg Tribbett was asked if there was a possibility of Mudvayne recording a new album. He said “never say never,” but if it does happen it won’t be for a few years.

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Here’s what he had to say:

“Well, like they say, never say never. We all talk. Chad’s [Gray] doing the HELLYEAH thing. We’re doing this thing. It’s just a matter of time, I think. But we’ll see, man. It could happen in the future; that’s all I can say about it. But, as I said, I’m gonna be [touring with] Audiotopsy for the next couple of years, and I know Chad’s doing another record with HELLYEAH. So we’ve still gotta wait a bit, man, but we’ll see what happens.”

You can check out the full interview below to hear Tribbett discuss his new project Audiotopsy as well:

Chad Gray Uncertain About Mudvayne’s Future

In a new interview with Songfacts, Chad Gray (Mudvayne, HELLYEAH) was asked about the possibility of a Mudvayne reunion. Gray responded by saying he wasn’t sure if the full band would ever perform together again. This is shocking news, considering he previously told Facebook fans that Mudvayne was just on a hiatus and would return someday.

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Here’s his full statement:

“I don’t know if the full band will. Who knows – they might be putting something else together. We were talking for a while and that whole Greg thing went down [Greg left HELLYEAH in 2014] and everything kind of fell apart. Our relationship, which was the only truly solid relationship in the whole group, although Matt and I are still great, Ryan and I still briefly talk. I mean, the only way I personally would want to do Mudvayne is if everybody licked their wounds and got over it.

There’s a lot of things in that band that tore us apart. Maybe Mudvayne was the martyr for people that stopped supporting music. You sell 159,000 records the first week, and then the next record is like, “Whatever, fuck it.” Maybe it’s a subliminal message if you don’t support things. Mudvayne‘s probably bigger now than it ever was. So, people want what they can’t have.

I’m a strong believer in supporting these guys. I still support these guys. I still buy records. I still buy things that touch me, and I know the game. I think it’s an important part of the economy, it’s an important part of life, and I think the more people just let it go and forget about it, it’s bad. I married myself to heavy metal music because it saved me and I almost feel like sometimes it’s like, “Wow, thanks for pulling me out of a burning building. Go fuck yourself.”

You save me or you helped me through a hard time, but I guess it feels like some people – I’m not saying everybody, because I know a lot of people still do support us very much, and we’re very grateful to those people – but it’s not a lighthearted thing. It’s an industry.”

Corey Taylor Wants To Have Slipknot, Mushroomhead, Mudvayne & GWAR Tour Together

In a recent interview with Live Metal, Corey Taylor expressed his desire to have a Slipknot, Mushroomhead, Mudvayne, and GWAR Tour. He said the following in the interview:

“I’m working on that, honestly. It probably won’t happen right away, just because (Slipknot’s) been gone for awhile and we have all these changes, and we’ve got a new album coming out. So we want to kinda take the first six or seven months and just kind of re-establish ourselves. But, I can say it’s on my radar and it’s one of the things I want to do, like for real. Honestly now, especially now since (GWAR vocalist) (Dave) Brockie’s dead—that was one of the guys that I really wanted to tour with. It was GWAR, (Slipknot), Mushroomhead and Mudvayne. I really wanted to put that together. So trust me. Hopefully sooner than later we will see what happens.”

(Images from Google Images)

(Images from Google Images)

Now there is no telling if a tour will really happen. Mudvayne is still on a hiatus and GWAR are still dealing with the loss of Dave Brockie. Mushroomhead might agree to a tour considering the feud between them and Slipknot has lessened, but there is no way of knowing for sure.

If something does happen, I will keep you posted.