Tom Maxwell Unsure Of HELLYEAH’s Future Without Vinnie Paul


If HELLYEAH do decide to continue on, it may be without the involvement of guitarist Tom Maxwell. Speaking recently with Bad Wolves guitarist Doc Coyle on his ‘The Ex-Man with Doc Coyle‘ podcast, Maxwell revealed that the 2018 death of the band’s drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott has left him unsure as to the band’s future. He commented:

“When [Vinnie Paul] died — I’m not gonna lie — my passion, my love affair died as well with him.”

“I don’t even know if there’s gonna ever be another HELLYEAH record. I don’t even know if I wanna make another HELLYEAH record without him.

I’m at a point right now where I’ve done some amazing shit with some amazing people and I’ve released a lot of great records. And I’ve found success in those — more elsewhere than others.

Like I said, my love affair has kind of been cockblocked a little bit. I don’t find a need or a necessity to continue without Vince.”

Following Vinnie Paul‘s passing, HELLYEAH would go on to release their final album with Vinnie Paul, “Welcome Home“, in September of 2019. They would later enlist Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga to hit the road in support of the album and to pay tribute to the life and legacy of their fallen bandmate.


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