Chad Gray (Mudvayne, HELLYEAH) Shares Video For His Cover Of “Always On My Mind”

Chad Gray (Mudvayne, HELLYEAH) has released a cover of “Always On My Mind.“ That track was made famous by Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson and a video for Gray’s version can be found below:

Gray said the following about the track, which was recorded for his wedding to SiriusXM’s Shannon Gunz:

“Planning a wedding is grueling — from flowers to location to picking the music. We initially chose ‘Dream On‘ for our first dance song. Now I’m not sure how or why I landed on ‘Always On My Mind.’ I’m assuming I heard it in passing and it stuck. I just remember, late one night, thinking about it and going online to search the lyrics and listen to the track. As it was playing, the lyrics were so emotional and compelling that it actually moved me.

So I reached out to my producer and very good friend Kevin Churko and asked if he would do a cover with me. He responded, ‘What song?’ I told him and he was like, ‘WHOA! Okay.’ So he reached out to the keyboard player for Ozzy [Alan Wakeman], who is obviously not doing anything in this shit time we’re living in, and sent us three different takes and flavors of the song.

We landed on one and started tracking it vocally. It was super cool when I started it, because I realized that this was such a different way of singing. No one has ever heard me doing anything like this. This was done for my wedding, but I thought, ‘Should I release this song to the public?’ I always talk about how I look at my fans as more than fans. They’re family, and I wanted to share this moment with them.”

Chad Gray (HELLYEAH, Mudvayne) Launches New Solo Website

Chad Gray (HELLYEAH, Mudvayne) has launched a new solo website called Chadness.com. The site currently features merch, virtual meet and greets, and more. The singer also teased that new music and video content will be arriving soon.

Gray commented:

“Hello Metal Kids,

So I got together with my boy/bestie @Wombatfire and we put together a place that is ALL things Mad Man Chad man.

Merch, virtual M&G’s etc. and I’m stoked! Just want to take a second and say thank you to all my Metal kids that have booked meet n greets. I was able to make a donation to music cares and to make sure my guys got some loot! I surprised them all with a little green and they were all super stoked and it helped them so much! So from all them and myself thank you, thank you, thank you! I’d still like to give them more so keep on booking! It’s so nice to be able to catch up with everyone and see how your doing through these very difficult times.

I miss my Metal family so this has helped me very much. I’ve decided to change the charity to something that I believe in as much as music cares and that is @nokidhungry Every month for years I’ve been making a donation to them and @stjude children’s cancer research Because FUCK CANCER!!! and FUCK CHILDREN BEING HUNGRY!!! No kid hungry is very close to my heart because there was a time in my life when I was that hungry kid. The one meal that I could count on was was my school lunch. And now with kids being out of school they may be missing that meal and that bothers me.

So I want to make a donation to them in the name of all the metal kids in my life. This organization is pretty amazing. $1 can feed 10 KIDS! So awesome. So if you wanna do a meet n greet with me some of that money will go to them. And even if you don’t want to do a meet n greet please go to their website and make a donation. No matter how small. Every little bit helps. Also I’ve been working on some new stuff that’s just me (no band) a cover that no one is gonna see coming (that I actually did for my wedding) the song and video are coming very soon so stay tuned to me, my website and my YouTube page.

Chadnesss.com – if you wanna go poke around feel free. I miss you all and I CANNOT WAIT! To be back in front of you all again. I miss my Metal family very much. So buy some shit if ya want or…don’t. Either way it’s all good…just wanted to let you know this is up so check it out.”

This news comes as unconfirmed rumors of a Mudvayne reunion have continued to circulate.

Hyro The Hero Premieres Music Video For New Song “Fight” Featuring HELLYEAH’s Chad Gray

Hyro The Hero has premiered a new song titled “Fight.” This track features Chad Gray (Mudvayne, HELLYEAH) and an official video for it can be found below:

Hyro commented:

“‘Fight’ is all about motivation. That extra kick in the ass you need when the going gets tough. I wanted to be that voice that lifts you up when you are feeling down. That’s what ‘Fight’ represents.”

“Being able to share this amazing track with Chad just makes the song even more epic. He has always been a huge supporter and a great homie ever since we met in England years ago. Once he got a hold of this track he did not hesitate to record it. He felt it, got on the mic, and killed it.”

Gray added:

“I had such a blast getting in the studio recording this song with Hyro. The verses he wrote were so compelling to me. I knew right when I heard it, that this is the track I wanted to be a part of – I’m so proud of Hyro and this track. And it’s always nice when the melody and lyrics write themselves. That’s always the sign of a great song.“

Jason Bieler Recruits Megadeth, Queensrÿche, Sevendust, Etc. Members For New Album “Songs For The Apocalypse”

Jason Bieler (Saigon Kick) will be releasing a new solo album titled “Songs For The Apocalypse“ on January 22. That effort, which will be released under the name Jason Bieler And The Baron Von Bielski Orchestra, will feature a number of guests including members of Megadeth, Queensrÿche, Sevendust, Skindred, and more.

Here’s the full list of guests:

– Devin Townsend
– Todd La Torre (Queensrÿche)
– David Ellefson (Megadeth)
– Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Asia/Sons Of Apollo)
– Jeff Scott Soto (Sons Of Apollo)
– Clint Lowery (Sevendust)
– Benjie Webbe (Skindred)
– Pat Badger (Extreme)
– Butch Walker (ex-Marvelous 3)
– Kyle Sanders (HELLYEAH)
– Andee Blacksugar (KMFDM)
– Emil Werstler (Dååth, ex-Chimaira)
– Ricky Sanders (ex-Saigon Kick)
– Steve Gibb (ex-Black Label Society, ex-Crowbar)

Here’s the track listing:

01. “Never Ending Circle”
02. “Apology” (feat. Todd LaTorre, Kevin Scott, and Andee Blacksugar)
03. “Bring Out Your Dead” (feat. Edu Cominato, David Ellefson, and Devin Townsend)
04. “Annalise” (feat. Kevin Scott)
05. “Stones Will Fly” (feat. Ricky Sanders, Pat Badger, and Butch Walker)
06. “Down In A Hole” (feat. Edu Cominato, Kyle Sanders, and Stephen Gibb)
07. “Anthem For Losers” (feat. Ricky Sanders and Clay Cook)
08. “Horror Wobbles The Hippo” (feat. Emil Werstler)
09. “Beyond Hope” (feat. Benji Webbe, Ricky Sanders, David Ellefson, and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal)
10. “Crab Claw Dan”
11. “Born Of The Sun” (feat. Edu Cominato, Kyle Sanders, and Clint Lowery)
12. “Baby Driver”
13. “Alone In The World” (feat. Ricky Sanders and Jeff Scott Soto)
14. “Very Fine People”
15. “Fkswyso”

A video for the record’s first single, “Apology,” can be found below:

GoFundMe Launched To Restore The Late Vinnie Paul’s Limo

SirusXM’s Jose Mangin was recently gifted a white 1997 Lincoln Town Car stretch limousine that was owned by the late Vinnie Paul Abbott. After receiving the vehicle from the legendary drummer’s estate, Mangin launched a GoFundMe campaign in an effort to restore it. Those that donate $33 will get their names engraved in the trunk.

Mangin commented:

“I recently inherited Vinnie Paul’s 1997 Lincoln Town Car stretch limousine.

WTF?!

I know right.

That’s exactly what went through my head when I got the call telling me that Vinnie’s estate decided that I would be the honorable recipient to take on this legendary vehicle. They knew that I would love it, care for it, respect it as a “Pantera museum on wheels,” and bring it roaring back to life.

So many celebrities, family, friends, strippers, politicians and more have been inside this limo. Marilyn Manson famously did donuts outside Vinnie’s “Clubhouse” one time. Vinnie used to drive it to go shopping, drive-through restaurants, and of course to party ALL THE TIME.

I had the honor of partying in it back in 2008 in Dallas, and Vinnie played me some HELLYEAH demos out of his monstrous sound system. I remember my insides were vibrating so hard from the intense volume and kick from those speakers, goddamn!?

Now all these years later, I find myself in a very extraordinary situation, one that I would never imagine. Being the proud new owner of Vinnie Paul’s limousine?!

Vinnie wanted to restore this limo while he was alive, but it cost way too much. He even contacted a known TV show to help him pimp it out, but they wanted a ton of money to fix it up. It needs a SHIT TON of work.

Getting the limo to California from Vegas has burned a hole through my wallet, along with other expenses that barely got this beast rolling. It’s gonna take a lot to get this on the road again.

I need to pay for engine work, body work, paint, transmission, power window/trunk motors, stereo/visual equipment (super important!), tires, wheels, brakes, lights, interior seats/carpet, vinyl roofing, front windshield, sun roof, detailing, registration, insurance, storage, and more costs that I have no idea that will undoubtedly happen.

I need your help please. Here’s where YOU come in.

Every dollar donated will go to complete the restoration of the limo that I inherited from my idol Vinnie Paul.

If you donate $33 or up you’ll get your name engraved on the inside of the trunk. It could be your name, your band name, your organization, your company, your pet’s name, or anything you want. Whatever it is, it’ll be forever immortalized on this iconic piece of rock history.

Throughout the limo pimping out process we’ll be updating this page and our socials with cool videos and exclusive content.

I can’t do ANY of this without your help.

Massive THANX to my brother Sonny Guillen for this great idea after hearing me stress out about how I was going to pay for this stuff. He convinced me to do this, and I appreciate his assistance in helping me to run and manage this.

We know that this is an extremely difficult time, and we’re not asking you to hurt your bank account, or not pay a bill because of this. But if you can donate to help get this piece of Heavy Metal history back on the road again, AND get your name engraved inside the “Pantera limo,” well then, it’s a win-win for ALL!

Hope you are healthy and safe, and THANK YOU for considering, maybe for donating, but mostly for loving Heavy Metal, and the music Vinnie left behind!

Peace in a celebrated cloud of music…

Jose “Metal Ambassador” Mangin”

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”