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.

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…”

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[via MetalSucks]

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.“

“Dead Bodies Everywhere: A Slam And Death Tribute To Nu-Metal” To Be Released In February

Imploding Sounds records will be releasing a new covers album titled “Dead Bodies Everywhere: A Slam And Death Tribute To Nu-Metal” on February 14. The effort will feature various nu-metal songs covered by slam, death and goregrind artists. The first two singles, Ophiocordyceps’ cover of Static-X‘s “I’m With Stupid“ and Penguin On Fire’s cover of Deftones’ “When Girls Telephone Boys”, can be streamed below:

Here’s the full track listing:

01. Cockoroch – “Here To Stay” (Korn cover)
02. Guttural Engorgement – “Leech” (Limp Bizkit cover)
03. Penguin On Fire – “When Girls Telephone Boys” (Deftones cover)
04. Aborning – “Get This” (Slipknot cover)
05. Angelic Assblast – “Dig” (Mudvayne cover)
06. Aceldama – “Awake” (Godsmack cover)
07. I Tore My Eyes Out – “Bodies” (Drowning Pool cover)
08. Ophiocordyceps – “I’m With Stupid” (Static-X cover)
09. Atoll – “Loco” (Coal Chamber cover)
10. Throat Bleach – “People = Shit” (Slipknot cover)
11. Smothered Bowels – “Duality” (Slipknot cover)
12. Domestic Terror – “Never Get Caught” (American Head Charge cover)
13. Acephaly – “Birthmark” (Deftones cover)
14. Phyllomedusa – “Spit” (Kittie cover)
15. Daedon – “Down With The Sickness” (Disturbed cover)
16. Gorebones – “Nookie” (Limp Bizkit cover)
17. Big Chef – “Break Stuff” (Limp Bizkit cover)
18. Ruptured Gangrenous Cloaca – “Bawitdaba” (Kid Rock cover)

[via The PRP]

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.”

Chad Gray (HELLYEAH, Mudvayne) Returns To The Stage At 2019 ShipRocked

During the 2019 ShipRocked Cruise, Chad Gray (HELLYEAH, Mudvayne) returned to the stage for what is believed to be the first time since the tragic death of his HELLYEAH bandmate Vinnie Paul (Pantera, etc.). You can see footage of him joining Nonpoint onstage for a performance of “Bullet With A Name,“ as well as footage of him covering Korn’s “Blind” with Brian “Head” Welch and more below:

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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.