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."
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