Chad Gray (vocals/Mudvayne), Tom Maxwell (guitar/Nothingface), Christian Brady (guiter), Kyle Sanders (bass) and Vinnie Paul Abbott (drums/Damageplan/Pantera)
Jerry Montano (bass)
Greg Tribbett (guitars/Mudvayne) Bob Kakaha (bass/Damageplan)
Hellyeah is a supergroup comprised of Grammy nominated and chart topping musicians. Drummer Vinnie Paul from Pantera (over 20 million selling, one of the only metal bands to debut at #1 on the Billboard album chart), vocalist Chad Gray and guitarist Greg Tribbett hail from Mudvayne (Grammy nominated, 3.3 million selling, #1 most played single at Active Rock Radio in 2009), guitarist Tom Maxwell and bassist Bob Zilla hail from highly credible rock acts Nothingface and Damageplan, respectively. Hellyeahs debut album has sold nearly 400,000 copies in the U.S. and produced two Top 10 Active Rock singles. Their newest album Stampede debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and has sold over 90,000 copies to date fueled by the Top 5 single Hell of a Time and the fast climbing Better Man.
Hellyeah is a heavy metal supergroup formed on the ashes of several other disbanded metal heavy hitters. Guitarist Greg Tribbett and vocalist Chad Gray are both members of the band Mudvayne. Tom Maxwell (guitar) is the former guitarist and founder of Nothingface. Both Bob Kakaha (bass) and the legendary drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott were members of Damageplan, the band Abbott formed with his late brother, Dimebag Darrell, after the two departed from Pantera. Kakaha is a replacement bassist. The original bassist, Jerry Montano, who recorded the self-titled debut album parted ways with the bands after an altercation with former Nothingface band mate Maxwell.
The band's debut, Hellyeah entered the Billboard 200 at #9. Hellyeah has been touring in support of Hellyeah since May 2007. After the success of their singles, "You Wouldn't Know" and "Alcohaulin' Ass", the bands triumph over preconceived supergroup notions has become apparent. On November 13th, 2007, Hellyeah released an exclusive DVD, "Below the Belt."
Biography by Liz Wize ©2007