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Chad Gray Says He Has “No Idea” On Any Potential 20th Anniversary Plans For Mudvayne’s “L.D. 50”


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August 22nd, 2020 will mark the 20th anniversary of Mudvayne‘s gold-certified debut album “L.D. 50“. As it currently stands however, there are no firm plans for the band to celebrate the anniversary. Speaking with the ‘Everblack‘ podcast below, frontman Chad Gray (also of HELLYEAH) had the following reply in regards to their being any plans for the band to get back together for the anniversary:

“I have no idea. I know it’s a big deal for a lot of people, man. The band is probably bigger now than it’s ever been — honestly. So I know that it’s a big moment.

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“Me and the guys [in Mudvayne] still talk. Everybody is cool. But every single one of ’em understand that I’m doing what I’m doing and I’m doing it for a fucking reason.”

Gray went onto explain that his current commitments are to HELLYEAH‘s new studio album “Welcome Home” (out September 27th.) That effort features the band’s final studio recordings with their late drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, who passed away from heart related issues in June of 2018.

“I’m on a mission right now to carry the torch for not only my brother, my drummer, one of my best friends, childhood hero but a mentor of mine.”

“I’m here to carry his torch — for him, for his brother, for Jeff Hanneman, for Paul Gray, for Layne Staley, for fucking Chester Bennington, for fucking Chris Cornell — for all of ’em. Lemmy, Ronnie James [Dio]… I mean, you name it.

I think that they were all so gracious and selfless that they left us all behind their music to be able to get through the rest of our lives with. Their music helped us get as far as we are now, and they left it for us.

And I think we need to embrace that. And I’m going to carry this torch with my band and my metal family that is worldwide. And we’re gonna do it together, man. And it’s gonna be a lot of fun.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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