Hellyeah have made their cover of Phil Collins’ I Don’t Care Anymore featuring Dimebag Darrell available to stream.
Drummer Vinnie Paul unearthed an old tape of his late brother performing the 1982 track from an incompatible circa-2004 computer programme – which they originally recorded for their follow-up band Damageplan before Dimebag’s death.
Paul tells Rolling Stone: “When our producer Kevin Churko got the tracks isolated, he synched them up, and when we listened them it totally gave me goosebumps. We’ve always felt like he’s been a part of this band since day one.
“We felt like his energy and his spirit was always with us. And for people to be able to hear him again in 2016 puts a big smile on my face.”
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Vocalist Chad Gray adds: “It was like Dime was in an iso-booth tracking in the next room while I was singing my parts. Tracking that song was one of the most magical moments I’ve felt in my entire career.
“After we recorded the first four vocal lines, Kevin called me on the intercom and said, ‘I’m just gonna tell you right now. You’re gonna be singing this song for the rest of your life. It’s going to be amazing.’”
Dimebag was shot dead on stage in 2004 while performing with Damageplan, featuring Vinnie Paul, who formed Hellyeah two years later.
Hellyeah tour dates 2016
Jun 03: San Diego House of Blues, CA
Jun 04: Riverside Riverside Municipal Auditorium, CA
Jun 05: Las Vegas The Foundry At SLS, NV
Jun 18: Des Moines 7 Flags Event Center, IA
Jun 19: Wichita The Cotillion, KS
Jun 21: Lubbock Lonestar Pavilion, TX
Jun 22: Midland La Hacienda Event Center, TX
Jun 24: Abilene Abilene Civic Center, TX
Jun 25: El Paso Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, TX
Jun 27: Corpus Christi Concrete Street Amphitheater, TX
Jun 29: Birmingham Iron City, AL
Jun 30: Orlando Hard Rock Live, FL
Jul 02: St Petersburg Jannus Live, FL
Jul 03: Myrtle Beach House of Blues, SC
Jul 05: Atlanta The Masquerade, GA
Jul 06: Raleigh The Ritz, NC
Jul 08: Norfolk The NorVA, VA
Jul 09: Inwood Shiley Acres, WV
Jul 10: Asheville The Orange Peel, NC
Jul 12: Peoria Limelight Event Complex, IL