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HELLYEAH has “two or three” songs tracked with Vinnie Paul’s drums leftover

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HELLYEAH frontman Chad Gray says the band has “two or three” songs still left over featuring drums from the late Vinnie Paul.

Gray shared that info during an appearance on Avenged Sevenfold bassist Johnny Christ‘s Drinks with Johnny podcast while speaking about the potential future of HELLYEAH.

“We’ve talked about [the idea] to keep writing some music,” Gray said. “We don’t know what the touring plans would be, ever — maybe ever again — but we could still release music.”

“I think there are, like, two or three songs that Vinnie actually tracked drums to…that we didn’t end up writing for whatever reason,” he goes on. “So, I mean, there is a potential for us to write maybe a couple of more songs with Vinnie’s drums.”

Paul, the older brother and band mate of Pantera‘s “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, died in 2018 at age 54. He’d originally joined HELLYEAH in 2006 as a way to get back into music after Dime’s murder in 2004.

In 2019, HELLYEAH released the album Welcome Home, which features Paul’s final drum recordings. The band toured behind the record with Stone Sour‘s Roy Mayorga on drums.

HELLYEAH is currently on hiatus. Gray, meanwhile, has since reunited with his band Mudvayne.

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