Photo by: Will Felch
HELLYEAH have premiered the music video for a brand new track titled “333”. The song is taken from the band’s upcoming full-length, which features the final recordings of late drummer Vinnie Paul. Vocalist Chad Gray said of the new single:
“Vinnie originally came up with the idea for ‘333’. A lot of people may think Vinnie was just a drummer, but he was much more than just a badass, slamming, smashing drummer. He understood production and composition and he was very much a contributor to the writing process.
This song was his baby; it belonged to and came from him. Unfortunately, by the time I was ready to actually write the lyrics, it was after Vinnie had passed. The lyrics embrace and recognize the feelings that most metal fans have. Being treated like outcasts and being judged for the way we look or dress. It’s a reminder to all the metal fans that no matter what, you will always have a place in our worldwide metal community. With that said…Welcome to the family! We’re all the root of half evil reppin’ 333!
I love ‘333’ and what it represents — being half evil. It was a part of Dime (Darrell Abbott) and (brother) Vinnie before HELLYEAH was formed and very much became a part of HELLYEAH as we carried the torch for Dimebag. They were both so accepting of me and many others, and they taught us to treat people with respect, dignity and humility.”
The effort is due this summer via Eleven Seven Music and is available for pre-order here. Additional details regarding the album are pending.
HELLYEAH will be performing a one-night only special concert celebrating the life and legacy of Vinnie Paul at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, May 11th. A portion of the profits from ticket sales will be donated to the American Heart Association. Tickets are available at this location.