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]

2020 Lunatic Luau Cancelled

The 2020 Lunatic Luau in Virginia Beach, VA has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers issued the below statement:

“We are saddened to announce that FM99 WNOR Lunatic Luau 2020 at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach will no longer be taking place this year. Tickets will be automatically refunded at point of purchase as soon as possible. Please allow at least 30 business days for the refund to process. Tickets purchased at the amphitheater box office will be refunded once the box office reopens. Thank you for understanding.”

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

Disturbed, Staind, Skillet, Etc. Set For 2020 Upheaval Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the inaugural Upheaval Festival. The event will take place at Belknap Park in Grand Rapids, MI on July 17-18 and it will feature the following:

July 17: Staind, Chevelle, Avatar, Gemini Syndrome, Joyous Wolf, Stitched Up Heart, The Legal Immigrants, Assume Nothing, and Deadlight Holiday.

July 18: Disturbed, Skillet, HELLYEAH, Like A Storm, Blacktop Mojo, Royal Bliss, Heartsick, Vestigial, and Blue Felix.

Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Rob Zombie, Etc. Set For 2020 Rock USA Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Rock USA festival. The event will take place at Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, WI on July 16-18 and it will feature the following:

July 16: Limp Bizkit, Halestorm, Chevelle, Avatar, Fever 333, Wage War, We Came As Romans, Stick To Your Guns, I See Stars, Bones UK, Saul, Smile Empty Soul, Bad Omens, Stitched Up Heart, Joyous Wolf, and September Mourning.

July 17: Rob Zombie, Ice Cube, The Pretty Reckless, HELLYEAH, Hollywood Undead, The Glorious Sons, Knocked Loose, Attila, Escape The Fate, Otherwise, Carnifex, Through Fire, BRKN LOVE, Royal Bliss, and The Cold Stares.

July 18: Slipknot, Papa Roach, Anthrax, Steel Panther, Of Mice & Men, Bad Wolves, All That Remains, Memphis May Fire, Emmure, Insane Clown Posse, Crobot, Cherry Bombs, He Is Legend, Islander, and Tense Machine.

Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Etc. Set For 2020 Rocklahoma Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Rocklahoma festival. The event will take place in Pryor, Oklahoma on May 22-24 and it will feature the following: Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Anthrax, I Prevail, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Motionless In White, Body Count, Hollywood Undead, HELLYEAH, Badflower, The Hu, Jelly Roll, Bad Wolves, Dirty Honey, All That Remains, Jinjer, Warrant, Brass Against, Bones UK, Knocked Loose, John 5 And The Creatures, Butcher Babies, From Ashes To New, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Diamante, Goodbye June, Bulletboys, Liliac, Color Of Chaos, East Side Gamblers, Budderside, Paralandra, Hericane Alice, Travis Bond, Fist Of Rage, Outlaw Devils, 90lb Wrench, Severmind, Love Sick Radio, Mind Of Fury, Jessikill, Straight Six, The Rumors, and Chaotic Resemblance.