HELLYEAH DRUMMER ‘STARTED CRYING’ THE FIRST TIME HE HEARD ‘MOTH’

December 29, 2014

Hellyeah reached the Top 10 at rock radio earlier this month with “Moth,” the latest single from the band’s fourth album, Blood For Blood.

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Drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott said that “Moth” was one of the first songs the band came up with for the disc, and one of the most powerful: “It was the first song that Chad (Gray, singer)gravitated to, to write lyrics to. I remember the first time I heard the first version of it, I got chills up and down my arms and I actually started crying. I’ve never heard his voice sound better. And it’s basically about, you know, how people a lot of times know in their lives that there’s something wrong about what they’re about to do, but something really pulls ’em towards it, you know. It’s like a moth that sees that flame but it wants to fly into it for some reason.”

In an interview with Loudwire this past fall, Chad Gray said that “Moth” was about people with addictive or compulsive behaviors, adding, “You can get burned up, but you’re attracted, you have to do it, it’s your animal instinct.”

Blood For Blood was released last June and was Hellyeah’s first album since parting ways with guitarist Greg Tribbett and bassist Bob “Zilla” Kahaha in February 2014.

  • Blood For Blood sold around 17,000 copies in its first week of release to land at Number 18 on the Billboard chart.
  • Hellyeah will hit the road on a headlining North American tour in 2015 with support from Devour The Day and Like A Storm, beginning on February 6th in Las Vegas.

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