HELLYEAH’s Tom Maxwell Discusses Moving Forward Without Vinnie Paul In Latest “Welcome Home” Webisode


HELLYEAH have launched a second studio webisode for their new album “Welcome Home“. This latest clip finds the band’s guitarist Tom Maxwell discussing the struggles the group had finishing the aforementioned album following the passing of their drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. Regarding that, Maxwell in part offered:

“We got a phone call that Vinnie had passed away, which wasn’t real, but it was. The record was completely out of sight, out of mind at that point. We were just dealing with the shock of him passing.

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And we realized that all his drum tracks were finished, everything. Which was a pretty surreal moment too because we realized that he left it for us to finish.”

“And we wound up going back to Vegas, which was really hard to do because we were still reeling from the funeral and just losing him. But we managed to get through it…”

He later described the process as being “rough” and stated that “Vinnie would have really loved this record.” Abbott passed away in June of 2018 due to heart related issues with his final studio contributions to the band appearing on this new album. “Welcome Home” will be released on September 27th while the band will launch this headlining tour next week in honor of Abbott.

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