Mudvayne Rumored To Be Planning Reunion Tour

According to Wolverinekills, there are rumors circulating that seem to suggest that Mudvayne may be planning a reunion tour. The aforementioned source didn’t provide any evidence to support this claim, but it’s worth noting that they have been right about numerous other rumors in the past. However, the news should be taken with a grain of salt until an official confirmation is made. Wolverinekills said the following:

“Hearing A LOT Of Mudvayne Reuniting For Some Touring RUMORS…”


[via MetalSucks]

Chad Gray Says He Has “No Idea” If Mudvayne Will Do Anything To Celebrate The 20th Anniversary Of “L.D. 50”

Mudvayne‘s “L.D. 50“ will be turning 20 next year, but it looks like the band don’t have anything planned to celebrate the anniversary. During a recent appearance on the “Everblack” podcast, Chad Gray was asked if the group were planning something and he responded by saying that he has “no idea.”

Gray said the following:

“I have no idea. I know it’s a big deal for a lot of people, man. The band is probably bigger now than it’s ever been — honestly. So I know that it’s a big moment.

“Me and the guys [in Mudvayne] still talk. Everybody is cool. But every single one of ’em understand that I’m doing what I’m doing and I’m doing it for a fucking reason.”

The frontman went on to say that he is currently focusing on HELLYEAH and honoring Vinnie Paul:

“I’m on a mission right now to carry the torch for not only my brother, my drummer, one of my best friends, childhood hero but a mentor of mine.”

“I’m here to carry his torch — for him, for his brother, for Jeff Hanneman, for Paul Gray, for Layne Staley, for fucking Chester Bennington, for fucking Chris Cornell — for all of ’em. Lemmy, Ronnie James [Dio]… I mean, you name it.

I think that they were all so gracious and selfless that they left us all behind their music to be able to get through the rest of our lives with. Their music helped us get as far as we are now, and they left it for us.

And I think we need to embrace that. And I’m going to carry this torch with my band and my metal family that is worldwide. And we’re gonna do it together, man. And it’s gonna be a lot of fun.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Chad Gray On Possible Mudvayne Reunion: “HELLYEAH Is Where I Have To Be Right Now”

During a recent interview with WRIF‘s Meltdown, Chad Gray was asked about a possible Mudvayne reunion once again. The frontman responded by saying he still talks to the other guys, but HELLYEAH is his main priority at the moment.

Gray said the following:

“We’re all good. We all talk. We’re cool. Whatever. It just is what it is, man. This [HELLYEAH] is where I have to be right now. This is so monumentally important to not only me personally, but to us as a band and I think to us as a metal community, a metal family, just to carry this on and fucking run it till the fucking wheels fall off.

I’m in. I’ll do it for as long as I can do it. I love my guys; I love my band; I love our fans. They’re not even fans — they’re family. And it’s worldwide. And it’s a fucking beautiful thing.”

His comments aren’t too surprising considering HELLYEAH are continuing to tour and pay tribute to late drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. The band’s final album with Abbott, “Welcome Home,” will be released on September 27.

[via Blabbermouth]

Ryan Martinie On Possible Mudvayne Reunion: “Only Time Can Tell”

During a recent interview with MetalSucks, Ryan Martinie was asked about the possibility of a Mudvayne reunion. The bassist said he is unsure if it will ever happen and that “only time can tell.”

Here’s Martinie’s full statement:

“Man, there’s always talk. Which is a good thing. I’m fortunate enough that the thing that we made together still garners some kind of interest from our fans and for those people who may have wanted to see us and never got to. There’s still kind of the ‘man, are they gonna do it?’

I don’t have any answers for you on that front. Only that it’s fun when Mudvayne still is something that people enjoy. Like the brbr-DENG thing. Alright, cool, make some stuff up and make people laugh and share in it. But as far as it being a future item… I don’t know, only time can tell.”

Greg Tribbett On Possible Mudvayne Reunion: “There’s No Time For That Right Now”

Greg Tribbett (Mudvayne, Audiotopsy, etc.) recently made an appearance on Jon’s Untitled Podcast and he was asked about a possible Mudvayne reunion. He responded by saying “there’s no time for that right now,” due to everyone’s commitments to other projects.

Tribbett said the following:

“…We’re all flattered that everyone still wants Mudvayne to tour and do a new record and come out and do all that stuff. The thing is is that everybody is in three different bands and kinda doing their own projects, and there’s no time for that right now.

People just need a little more patience, I know 10 years is a long time, but… they’re doing the same thing… they say the same thing about System Of A Down, you know they haven’t put out a record in 12 years and the fans are begging for them.

You know and I think it’s the individuals in the band, it’s just priorities, you know?”

He also added the following about fans trying to compare Audiotopsy to Mudvayne:

“Chad [Gray] is not the singer of this fucking band. I wish people would figure that out. You know, that’s what I hear from all the haters blah blah blah, ‘oh it’s not Chad so it fucking sucks, I don’t give a fuck about it.’ It’s like dude, this is a whole different band a whole different vibe, a whole different sound.

It’s not meant to be Mudvayne or sound like Mudvayne. Just because there’s 2 other members from Mudvayne in it. Like I said, people have no patience for anything, because I know everyone’s begging for a Mudvayne reunion, and have been for almost ten years now. That’s all I’ve been hearing.”

[via The PRP]

Mudvayne’s “The End Of All Things To Come” To Be Released On Vinyl For Its 15th Anniversary

Mudvayne’s “The End Of All Things To Come” is turning 15 this year, and to commemorate the anniversary it is set to be released on vinyl via SRCvinyl on June 2. It will be available on 180 gram clear/black smoke vinyl (limited to 500), and can it can be preordered HERE.

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.


“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.”

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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.


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.


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.


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.”