Roy Mayorga

HELLYEAH Officially Announce Stone Sour’s Roy Mayorga As Their New Drummer


HELLYEAH have officially welcomed Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga to the fold, issuing the following statement regarding that earlier today, May 13th:

“With the upcoming release of our latest album “Welcome Home” it has been heavy on our hearts and minds on what we do next…

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While Vinnie Paul is obviously irreplaceable, one thing we can’t not do is tour. As easy as it would be to say we’re not going on the road, we have to. Vinnie would be extremely disappointed in us if we didn’t promote this record properly.

He’d be pissed off at all of us for putting all this work into finishing the record and then just letting it sit there on the shelf while we put a couple of songs to radio and whatever…and we know that. So with that being said, we want you all to welcome the incredible Roy Mayorga to the family.

We have a lengthy past with Roy, from being in bands together, from touring and a life long friendship with him. When Roy hits the stage he brings it 333%. Vinnie and Roy were great friends and we have had such great times on and off stage with Roy over the years. Welcome To The Family Roy. Let’s go!

Mayorga takes over for the band’s late drummer Vinnie Paul, who passed away last June due to heart-related issues. Mayorga performed with the band during their first show back this past weekend and will be out with the band on their newly-announced U.S. tour.

Mayorga won’t be appearing on the band’s forthcoming album “Welcome Home” however, with that record expected to feature the final studio recordings of Vinnie Paul. A new September 27th release date was announced for that record earlier today.

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