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VALLEY SCENE MAGAZINE: December
Can I Get a HELLYEAH for Christmas? By Chrystal Ann Heidemann
If you are looking for something to get the metal fan on your list this holiday, I can assure you that the new Mudvayne CD, By the People_For the People, and the HellYeah DVD, Below the Belt, will be a huge hit. Yes, parents should be advised of explicit lyrics, nudity, and vivid displays of alcohol abuse - but it's all in the name of rock.
By the People_For the People is a "best of" album with a personal touch - a conjoined effort between Mudvayne and the fans. The fans picked the songs, and the band chose which versions were to be released from a vault of recordings ranging from demos to live performances. Each track is introduced by singer and lyricist, Chad Gray - giving a little bit of background behind the song.
Hellyeah Kick Up a Second Leg
By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen
Metal maniacs Hellyeah have set the second leg of their national headlining Balls, Volume, Strength Tour with Machine Head, Nonpoint and Ankla supporting. After wrapping the first leg of their successful tour Dec. 16 in Amarillo, TX, the trek will re-launch Jan. 25 in Clifton Park, NY, with dates running through March.
Hellyeah features Pantera and Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul; singer Chad Gray and guitarist Greg Tribbett (both from Mudvayne); with guitarist Tom Maxwell (from Nothingface) and bassist Bob Zilla (from Damageplan). The explosive and uncompromising band just released its third single "Thank You," which was the most added track on Active Rock Radio stations two weeks in a row; the song is a shout-out to the band's recently departed family members: Paul's brother Dimebag Darrell of Pantera, Maxwell's mother and Gray's grandmother.
HELLYEAH ANNOUNCE SECOND LEG OF THEIR BALLS, VOLUME, STRENGTH TOUR TO KICK OFF JANUARY 25 IN CLIFTON PARK, NY;
BAND’S THIRD SINGLE “THANK YOU” MOST ADDED TWO WEEKS IN A ROW
HELLYEAH--one of rock’s most successful new acts--have announced the second leg of their national headlining Balls, Volume, Strength Tour with Machine Head, Nonpoint and Ankla supporting. After wrapping the first leg of the successful tour December 16 in Amarillo, TX, the trek will re-launch January 25 in Clifton Park, NY, with dates running through March. The explosive and uncompromising HELLYEAH--featuring Pantera and Damageplan double-kick maestro, drummer VINNIE PAUL, singer CHAD GRAY and guitarist GREG TRIBBETT (both from Mudvayne), along with guitarist TOM MAXWELL (from Nothingface) and bassist BOB ZILLA (from Damageplan)--have just released their third single “Thank You” which is the most added at Active Rock Radio two weeks in a row; it’s a shout-out to the band’s recently departed family members: VINNIE’s brother Dimebag Darrell, Tom’s mother, and Chad’s grandmother. “It’s a very emotional track for anyone who’s been through a crazy loss,” CHAD said in a March 2007 feature in Revolver. “Dime was brutally murdered. I watched my grandmother, who was this thriving, full-of-life soul, get whittled down to nothing because of cancer. I just felt we owed a big thank you to all of them.” “It was very powerful,” says VINNIE of the first time he heard the completed song. “It made me think of how much my brother had done for me, and how much we had done together, and how much I miss him and how important it is for me and everyone to know we love him and appreciate him.” In other news, HELLYEAH recently released their BELOW THE BELT DVD (Epic Records) which offers fans an inside look at the band’s life on the road with clips dating back to the day the band was formed. BELOW THE BELT debuted at #21 and features footage from multiple live performances and music videos, as well as personal interviews with all band members. Other highlights include snippets of the band’s first recording sessions at Dimebag Darrell’s legendary Chasin’ Jason studio in Dallas, TX, as well as backstage footage from the band’s world tour. HELLYEAH’s self-titled debut CD entered Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #9 earlier this year, with current sales of over 250,000. The disc features vocals that veer maniacally between singer and song, surging, southern metal guitar groove, throbbing bass lines and hammering, ground-shaking beats, all with a feel and flavor that’s both contemporary and timeless. The hunger for living life on the edge shines throughout HELLYEAH. The songs are rebellious, aggressive and sonically diverse, including the two previous Top 5 singles “You Wouldn’t Know” and “Alcohaulin’ Ass.” Catch HELLYEAH on the road in the following cities:
Date City Venue With Machine Head, Nonpoint and Ankla: Fri 1/25 Clinfton Park, NY Northern Lights Sat 1/26 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom Sun 1/27 Richmond, VA Toad’s Place Tue 1/29 Charleston, SC The Music Farm Wed 1/30 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend Fri 2/1 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Sat 2/2 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues Tue 2/5 Washington, DC 9:30 Club Wed 2/6 Providence, RI Lupo’s Fri 2/8 Mokena, IL The Pearl Room Sat 2/9 Traverse City, MI Streeters Sun 2/10 Flint, MI The Machine Shop Fri 2/15 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Club
More dates announced soon.
HELLYEAH'S BALLS VOLUME AND STRENGTH TOUR IS FIRST FAN GENERATED NATIONAL TOUR
TOUR PARTNERS WITH LEADING HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL NETWORK MYYEARBOOK FOR LOCAL BAND OPENING SLOT COMPETITION
FOURTEEN OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES PARTICIPATE IN ALL ASPECTS OF THE TOUR
New York, NY – HELLYEAH’s VINNIE PAUL, CHAD GRAY, GREG TRIBBETT, TOM MAXWELL and BOB ZILLA today officially announced a partnership with16 social media companies to promote their upcoming fall and winter headline tour dates. In late September, HELLYEAH used a polling community to name the tour, BALLS VOLUME AND STRENGTH and the leading events global web site to route the approximate 30 national cities. Today, the band has partnered with the nation’s largest high school social network, myYearbook to host an opening band competition. To learn how your band can open for this tour, visit http://www.MyYearbook.com/ballsvolumeandstrengthtour. “Our fans helped name the tour and chose the cities” says rock icon and drummer of HellYeah Vinnie Paul. “Now we want to let our fans favorite local bands join the stage with HELLYEAH, OTEP and Bloodsimple.” For a complete list of all 15 social media promotions please go to http://www.hellyeahband.com/BVS. HELLYEAH’s headline tour BALLS VOLUME AND STRENGTH officially kicks off October 30th in the motor city; the day both Otep (Koch Records) and Bloodsimple (Warner Brothers) release their fourth and second respective studio albums. The tour continues through mid-December with new dates added daily. For a complete list of dates, please go to http://www.hellyeahband.com/tour/. HELLYEAH’s self-titled CD has been called “One of the best metal discs of 2007” and has received rave reviews from around the world. Their latest and second single, “Alcohaulin’ Ass” is the #7 rock track while “You Wouldn’t Know,” the band’s first Top-5 single (and accompanying video) from HELLYEAH’s self-titled CD is also included on MADDEN NFL 08.
HELLYEAH tour dates with Korn and Droid 10/09 – Portland, ME – Cumberland County Civic Center 10/10 – Wilkes Barre, PA – Wachovia Center 10/12 – Marion, SC – Carolina Amphitheater 10/13 – Birmingham, AL – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 10/14 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum 10/16 – Little Rock, AR – Alltel Arena 10/17 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center 10/19 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater 10/20 – Hidalgo, TX – Dodge Arena 10/21 – Beaumont, TX – Montagne Center 10/23 – Tucson, AZ – Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre
HELLYEAH off dates 10/24 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater 10/26 – San Antonio, TX – Sunken Gardens Amphitheatre 10/27 – Tampa, FL – Guavaween Festival 10/28 – Fayetteville, NC – Jester’s
HELLYEAH with Otep and Bloodsimple 10/30 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore 10/31 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room 11/02 – Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room 11/03 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue 11/04 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues 11/06 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s 11/07 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater 11/09 – Denver, CO – Fillmore 11/10 – El Paso, TX – Cohen Stadium (Radio Show) 11/11 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre 11/13 – Santa Ana, CA – Galaxy 11/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Key Club 11/16 – Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theatre 11/17 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues 11/23 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom 11/27 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theater 11/28 – Atlanta, GA – Roxy Theater 11/30 – Fort Myers, FL – City of Palms Park (Radio Show) *No Otep and Bloodsimple* 12/02 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock 12/04 – Norfolk, VA – NorVa 12/05 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head 12/07 – Worcester, MA – Palladium