Hellyeah Releases New Song, ‘333,’ with Late Drummer Vinnie Paul


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Singer Chad Gray says Hellheah’s new song, “333,” came straight from Vinnie Paul

Hellheah has released a new song, “333,” which marks the band’s first track to be released off their upcoming studio album. “333,” which has some of late drummer Vinnie Paul’s final drum beats, is out now via digital download and can be streamed below.

The music video for “333” was filmed at the Duff’s metal bar in Brooklyn, New York. A special dedication to Paul is at the end of the video, which runs for, as the song’s name implies, three minutes and 33 seconds.

“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,” vocalist Chad Gray said in a statement. “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.”

Gray added that the song’s “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.”

“333” marks the debut single from HELLYEAH’s upcoming, as-yet-untitled new album, out June 28. This release will be the final one with Paul’s drum work. Pre-orders for the record are available now on HELLYEAH’s official website.



Posted by Charles Ken | Metal, Music, Rock News

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