Posts Tagged ‘Unden!able’

Update 6/24/2018 8:19PM ET: Sources are reporting that someone close to the Abbott family are telling TMZ that Vinnie died from a Major heart Attack. Loudwire reached out to his management and this is the statement they released:

We have no knowledge of who spoke with TMZ.
Whoever spoke to them did so on their own and not
based on any factual information or authorization
from Vinnie’s family or Pantera management.

Our official statement remains:
Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul passed away on Friday, June 22.
Paul is best known for his work as the drummer in the bands
Pantera and Hellyeah.
No further details are currently available.
When they are, an updated official statement will be released.
The family requests you please respect their privacy during this time.
Thank you for your query.

 

180623013401-vinnie-paul-pantera-super-teaseI am still not quite sure what words I need to say to express the utter shock that the rock/metal world and I are in after the news broke of the passing of Former Pantera/Damageplan/Heallyeah drummer Vinnie Paul. At first, I had to do a search online to find out if this was one of those fake articles that are always posted on Facebook when it says a celebrity has died. CNN, the new site confirmed for me that Vinnie Paul born Vincent Paul Abbott died at the age of 54 years old. We still at this time do not know what the cause of death is, but what we do know is that he is finally reunited with his brother Dimebag Darrell. Vinnie along with his brother Dimebag were the co-founders of the groove metal band Pantera who dominated the metal scene with the release of Cowboys From Hell in 1990 and they continued to dominate with albums like Vulgar Display Of Power and Far Beyond Driven until the band broke up in 2002. They went on to start a new band in Damageplan releasing their only album in 2004 entitled New Found Power and toured with the act until the death of his brother in December of 2004.

getty638images-115361519jpgVinnie had taken some time off from the music scene releasing the home video collection Dimevision, Vol. 1 in 2006 as well as a never before heard collaboration album with Country music legend David Allen Coe entitled Rebel Meets Rebel. He didn’t get back in the studio until 2007 when he officially became a member of the supergroup Hellyeah which featured Chad Gray and Greg Tribbett of Mudvayne, Tom Maxwell of Nothingface, and Damageplan bassist Bob Zilla to record the self titled debut album. Together the band would release five albums with the latest Unden!able coming out in 2016. It is said that Vinnie has laid down drum tracks for an upcoming album, but it is not known yet what will become of that album as of this time. The band however has released a statement with Tom Maxwell saying, “Just so broken hearted and in shock. I’m struggling to write this but we want to thank you all for your kind words and support in this tragic time. We don’t have much info to give you other then Vinnie is now with Dime and they are together in a better place. Sadness, shock, confusion, anger, despair. We feel it all together. Hug your loved ones and keep them close. Thank you all again for all your love. Vinnie will be and is greatly loved and missed but his music will live forever. Crank it loud today and scream to the heavens so he can hear you.” Fellow musicians and other celebrities have come out to pay tribute to one of the greatest drummers of the modern era. There is a lot more tributes online and on Twitter, but the ones below are just some of them. R.I.P. Vinnie Paul (1964-2018)

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61AcXC5ZZeLI know we are officially four days early with the Cover Of The Week, but this is one that couldn’t wait and if you’re a metalhead you’ll understand why immediately. A couple of weeks ago, Hellyeah announced that for their record Unden!able that there was going to be a track on their that featured guitar tracks from Dimebag Darrell. The track was a cover of a Phil Collins song I Don’t Care Anymore that Dime had apparently recorded some guitar parts to and the band decided to use it. Vinnie Paul talked to Rolling Stone about it saying, “When Kevin [Churko, producer] got [Dimebag’s original] tracks isolated, he synched them up, and when we listened to them it totally gave me goosebumps. We’ve always felt like [Dimebag’s] been a part of this band since day one. We felt like his energy and his spirit was always with us. And for people to be able to hear him again in 2016 puts a big smile on my face.” Chad Gray added to the convo saying, “It was like Dime was in an iso-booth tracking in the next room while I was singing my parts. Tracking that song was one of the most magical moments I’ve felt in my entire career. … After we recorded the first four vocal lines, Kevin called me on the intercom and said, ‘I’m just gonna tell you right now. You’re gonna be singing this song for the rest of your life. It’s going to be amazing.” I’m with these guys in that this is one of the most exciting things ever and it pretty much makes Dime an official member of Hellyeah forever. Check out the cover below and pre-order the album here. It officially comes out tomorrow (June 3RD).

Is there a point in a band’s career when we stop calling them a supergroup and just call them a band? That could definitely be the case for this week’s band that is featured on Music Video Of The Week in Texas groove metal titans Hellyeah. The band is celebrating their tenth anniversary of being together this year with a new album and despite some member changes I would say ten years is a solid amount of time to think that maybe these guys are not going anywhere. The band is releasing their fifth album on June 3RD called Unden!able and they are releasing it via Eleven Seven Music. The band has also unleashed a brand new music video for their track Human and it’s mostly a performance based video with the band in a very dark and lightly lit warehouse. The feel and look  of the music video definitely matches the emotion that Chad Gray is pouring into his lyrics. It’s one hell of a track and I love the new look Chad Gray is sporting with the dreads. Check out the album when it’s released and see the band on tour right now as they headline the We’re All in This Together Tour with Escape The Fate, New Year’s Day, and From Ashes To New.