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Hellyeah Helps Pantera's Paul Face The Music

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Billboard.com reports: It took some doing to get Vinnie Paul into a band again. Nothingface bassist Jerry Montano approached the former Pantera and Damageplan drummer to be part of the all-star outfit Hellyeah several times before Paul -- still mourning the December 2004 onstage shooting of his brother, Dimebag Darrell, at a Damageplan show in Columbus, Ohio -- acquiesced.

"I've known Jerry forever," Paul tells Billboard.com, "and he started calling me and said, 'Dude, you've gotta be the drummer for this band.' And I was like, 'Man, I'm not sure if I'm ready to do this. I just started my own label (Big Vin Records)."

"But persistence pays off," Paul continues. "He kept calling and finally one night he got me when I'd been drinking and listening to music. And I said, 'This sounds like a great idea.' The next day I talked to everybody and loved everybody's attitude and said, 'What the f*ck. I'm in!'"

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1. sdmf_from_hell writes:

i hate it when they refer to Vinnie as 'Paul'. Its his middle name...
If they want to refer to Vinnie using his last name, its obviously Abbott.

In any case, Keep it real Vin!

# Apr 1, 2007 @ 3:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. metal2death writes:

yeah nobaody gives a sh**^ but hell yeah isnt the greatest thing hes done

# Apr 1, 2007 @ 11:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. SexBloodandMetal writes:

I love Vin for keeping up like he has...

# Apr 1, 2007 @ 12:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. coolnetname writes:

yeah this band f***in sucks but vinnie paul rules

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 5:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. 34636 writes:

VInene paul is the wrost drummer ever and suck STEVEN ADLER IS BETTER

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 1:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. holyshit writes:

wow 34636...in just 13 words, u just let everybody know how much of a dumbass you are. way to go! vinnie paul is the f uckin man!

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 1:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. sarah smith writes:

year
so sucks it make 200?? dimbig dead is make me sad too .
rock on
hey everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 11:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. chenzo writes:

coolnetname, im going to have to say you dont know what you are talking about. HelLYeah is a fantastic band, and they have a fantastic sound. BUT you are right, Vinnie Paul kicks ass

# Apr 4, 2007 @ 3:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. acacia writes:

thing is people complained when vinnie quit after dime's death then when he returns you all still f***ing complain. ffs enjoy what he is doing hellyeah is a great band and after you have had a few beers they are the best band ever. and at the end off the day if things f*** up its the fans of vinnie that will f*** it up. i hope everyone is happy when peole get to serious about this and f*** it up and vinie walks away for good, arent your glad that vinnie is banging them drums away again? and nothingface are good so are mudvayne well i cant say i am tokeen on everything they have done but LD50 is a f***ing amazing album

# Apr 5, 2007 @ 8:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Down4LIFE writes:

You f*** nuts. Vinnie paul is by far one of the best metal drummers, or drummers all together. Vinnie is a little bigger than the rest of the musicians in the band but they have so much potential. Hellyeah is already kickin ass

# Apr 7, 2007 @ 11:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. kevin collins writes:

vinnies the man u aint going to see no one play like him hellyeah kicks a$$ expecally alcohol and a$$ that songs the sh**

# Apr 8, 2007 @ 10:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. grungegrrl writes:

vinnie paul is da man he knows how to rock and hell yeah is kickin so much a$$ right now rock on vinnie!!

# Apr 11, 2007 @ 10:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Scorpion69 writes:

post 6, I know that wasn't directed towards me but isn't that sentence 12 words long...not 13?

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