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09Jun/16

Hellyeah Leaves the Party Behind to Get Down and Dirty on Their New Album “Unden!able”

Hellyeah“Now, no, it’s full on…you know musically, I want to go in to a gun fight with a fucking razor blade and win. And with Chad [Grey, vocalist] it was time for him to be Chad. ‘Who are you? There’s a lot of fucked up shit in that head of yours. Let it out’.” -Tom Maxwell, guitarist/co-founder Hellyeah

By Carl C. Sundberg

There was a time when the band Hellyeah, the supergroup of sorts featuring Vinnie Paul, drummer of Pantera and Damageplan and Chad Grey, vocalist of Mudvayne, conjured up visions of partying, getting tore up on a Saturday night, getting a little ass, a little alcohol, a little weed, hell, maybe a fight, who knows. Basic “Hell Yeah!” Behavior.

But what happens when a band sheds that good times mentality and goes a little deeper, a little darker? You get one of the most powerful albums of the band’s career. For Hellyeah that’s just what went down on their latest release, “Unden!able”. The album features, in addition to some of the most powerful songs the band has ever written, a cover of Phil Collin’s “I Don’t Care Anymore” that also happens to have the guitar work of Vinnie Paul’s brother – the late, great “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott. (more…)

25May/16

Pop Evil Accept RadioContraband Rock Radio Award and Introduce New Drummer

popevilPop Evil Accepts RadioContraband Rock Radio Award for Indie Artist of the Year and Introduces New Drummer – Hayley Cramer – at Rock on the Range 2016

By Carl Sundberg

When the RadioContraband crew got on the Pop Evil tour bus at Rock on the Range 2016 to present them with the Rock Radio Award for Indie Artist of the Year, we weren’t expecting to find out there was a new drummer on the bus. But a few minutes into our interview, we learned that was exactly the case. Hayley Cramer will be replacing Chachi Riot soon. For now, she has been traveling on the road with the band, learning the ropes and getting acclimated to being around the band and crew in their natural environment and soon enough, you will see and hear her behind the kit. (more…)

01Mar/16

Sixx:A.M. Announce Tour, New Album and Single

Sixx:A.M.SIXX:A.M., the band featuring Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue, DJ Ashba of Guns N’ Roses and James Michael, are following in the tradition of Guns N Roses, System of a Down and Five Finger Death Punch and are releasing not one…but two new albums. (more…)