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Mudvayne Guitarist Discusses Next Album

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Patrick Douglas of the Great Falls Tribune recently conducted an interview with MUDVAYNE/HELLYEAH guitarist Greg Tribbett. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

On MUDVAYNE's latest release, "By The People, For The People", a collection of rarities including live tracks and demos:

"This is stuff that you can't get online. This was in a vault. ... I'm sure you can get it online now after the record has been put out. It was something that nobody had ever heard and was an opportunity for our fans to hear how we wrote (songs), how certain songs came together at first before they made it onto a record."

On keeping busy touring with HELLYEAH:

"HELLYEAH has definitely given me another outlet of music that I needed. I needed some time away from MUDVAYNE to do another project. It's definitely gotten me wanting to go back and do some more writing with MUDVAYNE."

"I'm grateful that I've had the opportunity to be in both bands. It's a lot of hard work, man. It's going to pay off in the end and we're going to continue to do it. We're definitely going to do another HELLYEAH record and we're doing another MUDVAYNE record. I don't think I'm gonna get too much time off in the next five years."

On the past 18 months, which have been a blur to Tribbett:

"It's been like a roller coaster ride, man. We started writing the HELLYEAH record after MUDVAYNE got done touring 'Lost and Found' and pretty much haven't had a break. We put the record out and started touring it nonstop. In between that we started working on ... 'By The People, For The People' It's been pretty insane."

On being a veteran of nonstop touring:

"A lot of people can do it and a lot of people can't. The road's a hard life but we've been touring nonstop for seven, eight years now. I think that's the biggest change is how to handle the road, growing with the music, growing with touring. Maturing basically."

On the next MUDVAYNE record:

"I've been writing for a couple months, actually. I'll be prepared for it. It's like starting all over again."

On the album's musical direction:

"That's something where everyone's gonna have to wait and see what happens. We're trying some new stuff on the next record and the next tour to keep stepping it up. We definitely have a lot of ideas. Chad's [Gray, vocals] got a lot of interesting things that he's gonna write about."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Shoe Police writes:

BTPFTP was a complete train wreck. it equivilated reheated leftovers from a school cafeteria. I used to be a big fan of these fellas, but what a letdown they've become. the new album will get little attention from true metal fans.

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2. Decatur writes:

you are a complete trainwreck...and never were a true mudvayne fan....bands evolve and so do their albums

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3. Shoe Police writes:

i didn't know that i had to like a band no matter how bad their albums get. I guess thinking for myself is overrated. you probably still listen to limp bizkit.

# Feb 27, 2008 @ 7:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Decatur writes:

didn't say you had to like it, but what makes you more of a true metal fan than me just because i still like mudvayne? i guess thinking for myself as opposed to following a bunch of people stuck in 2001 is underrated too. no wonder the metal genre is dying with a bunch of bands that sound like each other...and throwing limp bizkit out there was just childish, nobody likes that a$$hole fred durst

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5. rage writes:

always like mudvaynes vocal styling's

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6. Dark_Funeral writes:

lol i like a bit of mudvayne, they're one of those "guilty pleasure" bands. just not songs like f***ing "TV Radio"

god that song f***ing sucks.

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7. Dark_Funeral writes:

and for the record metal is far from dead, with legends like at the gates doing tours and carcass reuiniting and playing waken, its going to be a good year for metal.

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8. Fuck A Name writes:

I would say it was an excellent year for Metal... except that Avenged Sevenfold is still alive, and Slipknot is still touring. It's like a tumor on an otherwise perfectly healthy Metal lung.

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