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HellYeah Part Ways With Bassist

HELLYEAH, the new band featuring former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott alongside members of MUDVAYNE and NOTHINGFACE, has parted ways with bassist Jerry Montano (NOTHINGFACE, DANZIG). His replacement will be announced shortly.

As previously reported, HELLYEAH will launch the "Fire It Up" tour on May 20 in Baltimore before heading over to Australia and making its way to England for an appearance at this year's Download festival.

"Fire It Up" tour dates:

May 20 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
May 22 - Louisville, KY @ Expo 5
May 23 - Peoria, IL @ East Peoria Convention Center
May 25 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
May 26 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
May 27 - Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theater
May 29 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
May 30 - Omaha, NE @ Sokel Auditorium
Jun. 01 - Wichita, KS @ Cotillion
Jun. 02 - Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
Jun. 03 - Lubbock, TX @ Southbeach
Jun. 05 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Pavilion

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. 7dustrulesall writes:

WOW! Already thery're having problems with people in the band. Who knows what the hell the reason behind this was. I kind of have a feeling that it might be Ryan from Mudvayne. I would make a lot of sense. But we'll find out shortly. Im contemplating going to the Peoria show as well as Family Values.

# Apr 19, 2007 @ 9:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

Bloody hell that was quick!

# Apr 19, 2007 @ 9:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Wow...well, THAT lasted!

Some bands should just not even try.

# Apr 19, 2007 @ 10:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Scorpion69 writes:

WWWWWHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYY?!?!?!?!?! WAH!!! WWWHHHYYY?!?! WAH!!!

# Apr 19, 2007 @ 12:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Scorpion69 writes:

well that sucks!

# Apr 19, 2007 @ 12:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. acacia writes:

yeah it does suck i wonder why he left?

# Apr 19, 2007 @ 12:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Valentine_no_more writes:

wELL tHAT'S fUKKED uP iT jUST sTARTED aND A mEMBER hAS LEFT. cRAZZIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Apr 19, 2007 @ 1:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Valentine_no_more writes:

sH!T, mAN

# Apr 19, 2007 @ 1:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Zero 54 writes:

That did not last long now did it

# Apr 19, 2007 @ 3:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. pursuit of vikings writes:

Hate to rain on your parade, but we can see the IP address Scorpion69...

# Apr 19, 2007 @ 6:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Public Execution writes:

I feel bad for Vinnie, but honestly, I wasn't too impressed by Hellyeah. Sucks that he already has to deal with this.

# Apr 19, 2007 @ 7:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. a writes:

wR!t!nG l!kE Th!S !s So C00L

# Apr 19, 2007 @ 9:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. StabbingTheDrama writes:

Former Damageplan bassist Bob "Zilla" Kakaha has officially replaced Jerry Montano (Danzig, Nothingface, The Deadlights) in HellYeah.

HellYeah drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, who played with Bob Zilla in Damageplan alongside Vinnie's late brother "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, told MTV in January, "I told Bob after [Dimebag was killed] that no matter what happens, I'm gonna find a way to play in a band with him again because me and him are just bros. It was kind hard to go ahead and commit to this band without Bob being part of it, but since Jerry was the bass player it was already set in place. And Bob's been really cool and understanding. And he's doing his tattoo shop in Texas right now. And some point in the future, we'll probably play together again."

HellYeah released it's self-titled debut on April 10.

# Apr 20, 2007 @ 10:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. chenzo writes:

well thats not a good sign... i love hellyeah. its become my pantera substitute, although no one ever will compare to pantera. i wanna go to the show at the barrymore in madison

# Apr 20, 2007 @ 11:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Scorpion69 writes:

This is getting old, but, to post 10, me and Valentine are two different people. We are in a high school and we use the exact same computer so the IP address will be the same. I posted this explanation in like 4 other threads, but oh well.

# Apr 20, 2007 @ 12:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Valentine_no_more writes:

eNDED tOO fAST 4 hIM.........oH wELL sUX 4 hIM

# Apr 20, 2007 @ 1:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Valentine_no_more writes:

vwo!!!

# Apr 20, 2007 @ 1:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. metalneverdies writes:

why so early they just got together oh well its his loss :(

# Apr 20, 2007 @ 3:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Jackrum writes:

didnt take long did it.. so much for a supergroup.

# Apr 20, 2007 @ 3:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. ...Just Another Number... writes:

Yeah, supergroups generally don't last long and end up being more trouble than they are worth. I just hope he talks Tom into leaving or at least putting effort into finishing Nothingface's new album. Say what ya want, they are my favorite band ^_^

# Apr 20, 2007 @ 10:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Xplayer writes:

well, that didn't take long now did it, lol

# Apr 26, 2007 @ 10:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. GETAGRIP writes:

Gotta love the haters out their!!! unless you know what is going down with the band dont tell rumors.... NO ONE has been officialy named yet as the new bass player!!! Maxwell wont be leaving the band!! and Jerry didnt leave he got KICKED OUT!!!!! And obviously the band is amazing if they can be 9 on the billboard 100 in the first week of the cd being public!!!!!

# Apr 27, 2007 @ 2:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Metalfan3 writes:

That really sucks. I was hopin that this band would stick together for at least the first round of touring before someone left. Oh well. Vinnie and Chad and Tom and Greg will most likely be able to find a good replacement.

# Apr 27, 2007 @ 10:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Terminator writes:

well...that didnt take long.

# Apr 27, 2007 @ 11:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. MuDvAyNefan writes:

damn this sux..Tom is a sick bassist..o well i hope he goes work on the new Nothingface album its already been 4 years since skeletons came out!

# May 1, 2007 @ 8:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. psythe writes:

As much as I love Vinnie, enjoy Nothingface and Mudvayne, this band bores me.

Mostly because Chad Grey doesn't differentiate himself from Mudvayne at all. He sounds exactly the same. It really is as though they've meshed bands. I would have preferred if they tried something new. The vocals need diversification and to move away from Mudvayne's sound. The music needs to sound less like a simple blending of mudvayne and nothingface, and vinnie - well, I actually don't have much bad to say about him, except that he should really think twice next time he joins a band.

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