Dimebag track on Hellyeah album was goosebump moment – Vinnie Paul



Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul recalls goosebump moment when band heard Dimebag guitar track mixed into their Phil Collins cover


Former Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul has recalled the goosebump moment as his band Hellyeah listened to their cover of Phil Collins’ I Don’t Care Anymore with late brother Dimebag Darrell Abbott’s guitar mixed in.

And he’s reflected on the “accident” that led to the song appearing on Hellyeah’s latest album Undeniable.

The brothers recorded their own version just before the guitarist was shot dead on stage in 2004, and it was never released – until a chance discussion with Hellyeah producer Kevin Churko.

Paul tells Lithium Magazine: “It was so special for that to happen. It was an accident, which is amazing.

“We were basically done recording and we were sitting in the control room talking about songs we liked. Christian Brady said he loved the song I Don’t Care Anymore.

“I started laughing and said, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me – me and Dime covered that 14 years ago when we were in Damageplan.’ Then Kevin chimed in that he’d worked with Phil Collins, and how cool would it be if we did this?”




Hellyeah is a rock band which formed in Dallas, Texas, United States in 2006. The band consists of Chad Grey (vocals), Greg Tribbett (guitar), Tom Maxwell (guitar), Bob Zilla (bass) and Vinnie Paul Abbott (drums). Grey and Tribbet are members of Mudvayne, Maxwell is a member of Nothingface, Zilla was a member of Damageplan and Abbott was a member of Pantera and Damageplan. The band has released two albums, “Hellyeah” (2007) and “Stampede” (2009). Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.