Hellyeah has posted an official music video online for “I Don’t Care Anymore,” the band’s cover of the 1982 Phil Collins hit. The song is taken from Hellyeah’s new album, Unden!able, and features a guitar track from late Pantera guitarist and Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott‘s brother “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, which the siblings first recorded 12 years ago.
Vinnie Paul told us why it was so emotional for him to have his late brother’s guitar solo on the song: [“You know, we’ve always said all along, we felt like Dime was our sixth member, you know. From day one I always felt like he was patting me on the back and just telling me this is the right thing for me to be doing, this is what I need to be doing. And so for him to be a part of a Hellyeah track is really special for us.”] SOUNDCUE (:13 OC: . . . special for us.)
- The band has finished recording the basic tracks for Unden!able when they started discussing ideas for a cover song.
- When guitarist Christian Brady suggested “I Don’t Care Anymore,” Vinnie remembered that he and Dimebag had recorded the track nearly more than a decade ago for their post-Pantera band Damageplan, although it was never used. Dimebag was shot to death in a Columbus, Ohio nightclub in December 2004.
- Vinnie located the track in his archives and Hellyeah put together a new version of the song. They spent three weeks lifting Dimebag’s guitar parts from the out-of-date computer software on which they had been stored.
- Unden!able, Hellyeah’s fifth album, debuted at Number 18 on the Billboard 200 album chart last month with sales of 21,000 copies.
CHECK IT OUT: Here’s the video for “I Don’t Care Anymore”:
INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth — agree or not?
Charlton Yok wrote: “It’s not terrible, but it doesn’t really go out of its way to do anything potentially amazing. Really just plays the ‘generic modern metal cover’ card that bands like Orgy and Disturbed set the bar for.”
Robert Chapman wrote: “I love this song. I especially am a big fan of Hello Yeah. RIP Dime bag Darrell.”
Ross Alexander Cameron wrote: “I can’t think of a way this whole debacle could be any worse.”
Roy Bratbakken wrote: “Horrible vocals, but the instrumental track rocks!”
Michael Davis wrote: “Well, that was certainly the best song they have released. Being as it’s a cover doesn’t say much for the band.”