HELLYEAH, the new band featuring former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott alongside members of MUDVAYNE and NOTHINGFACE, will be in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, February 25 at 3:00 p.m. to shoot its first video for "You Wouldn't Know". "Instead of just doing the standard 'show up and stand around,' we're turning it into a full-on, full-blown party right in the parking lot of the world famous Clubhouse!" frontman Chad "Helvis" Gray (MUDVAYNE) says. "This is a b.y.o.b event. Booze, babes, barbecue and bad-ass bikes, muscle cars and jacked up trucks. If you have any wheels bring 'em down and show em off to the world. Oh, and did we mention that all you gorgeous ladies need to bring your fine assets down??? Well, we just did!!! Sunday the 25th! Clubhouse! Dallas, TX! 3 p.m.!!!!! Ya gonna tell your friends, ya gonna tell your friends to tell their friends. Spread this around and be there? HELLYEAH FUCKYEAH YOU WILL!!!!! Also the fucking plays on MySpace are through the roof and I just wanted to say thank you for all your help in raising HELLYEAH awareness! From Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine, everywhere in between and across the sea. Make sure y'all hit 'Demand It!' to let us know what towns we need to be making stops in on the up coming tours."
The first single from HELLYEAH's self-titled debut album, "You Wouldn't Know", has been posted online at the band's MySpace page. The single will go for radio adds on February 26-27.
HELLYEAH's self-titled debut CD is scheduled for release on April 10 via Epic Records.
The quintet includes three of hard rock's most revered and valuable players, with careers highlighted by an astonishing run of chart-topping gold and platinum albums, major industry awards, critical acclaim, Grammy nominations and music of monolithic power.
"Tom [Maxwell, NOTHINGFACE; guitar], Jerry [Montano, DANZIG, NOTHINGFACE; bass] and I have been talking about working together ever since we staggered through the streets of New Orleans five years ago," says MUDVAYNE/HELLYEAH vocalist Chad "Helvis" Gray. "I mentioned it to Greg [Tribbett, MUDVAYNE; guitar] and he immediately wanted in, and when Vinnie came on board the whole thing just took on a life of its own. This was a must-do project for all of us."
"The guys from HELLYEAH and the incredible music we've created have brought me back to what I love," states Vinnie. "'HellYeah' is the best record I've collaborated on since [PANTERA's] 'Vulgar Display of Power'. The vibe is ‘positive with a kick-your-ass-attitude.' I can't wait to take this band on tour."
Gray and Tribbett will tour in support of the HELLYEAH debut in between recording the new MUDVAYNE album. The follow-up to 2004's blockbuster release, "Lost And Found", which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Top 200, is due this fall and finds the Grammy-nominated quartet working once again with producer Dave Fortman (EVANESCENCE, SUPERJOINT RITUAL).
"It's cool to have both MUDVAYNE and HELLYEAH as creative outlets now, even though the approach, subject matter, and attitudes between the two projects are completely different," says Gray. "I'm looking forward to balancing both bands in my life — my new extremely busy life."
A nine-minute video of HELLYEAH writing and recording its self-titled album in Dallas, Texas has been posted online at YouTube.com.