Band de­nies Vin­nie Paul re­place­ment ru­mour

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Hel­lYeah have de­nied that for­mer Every Time I Die drum­mer Daniel Dav­i­son is set to re­place the late Vin­nie Paul in the band.

Front­man Chad Gray took to so­cial me­dia af­ter rumours be­gan cir­cu­lat­ing on­line that Dav­i­son had joined up with the band.

Post­ing on Twit­ter, Gray de­scribed the no­tion that Dav­i­son had re­placed Paul as “ab­so­lute fake news”.

The news came shortly af­ter bass player Kyle San­ders re­vealed that at the time of Paul’s pass­ing in June, the band was three-quar­ters of the way through record­ing a new al­bum.

“We’re in the mid­dle of huge things right now,” San­ders told Sir­iusXM Liq­uid Metal. “This is the last thing you ex­pect to hear. We’re in the stu­dio right now, man. We’re do­ing a record, [this is] ev­ery­thing that Vin­nie lives for. It’s dev­as­tat­ing, man. The mu­sic that I’m sit­ting on right now, it makes me so happy to hear it, to have all the mu­sic done. We’re do­ing vo­cals now, we’re like 75 per­cent done with this record. [The] tour’s start­ing in Septem­ber, all these fes­ti­vals [are booked]. We just were on the phone with Vin­nie talk­ing about the game plan.”

In a state­ment at the time of Paul’s pass­ing, front­man Gray cred­ited the drum icon for, among other things, sav­ing his life.

He said: “I just want to say, thank you, Vin­nie Paul! For sav­ing my life, for your mu­sic, for your end­less gen­eros­ity, for ac­cept­ing me into your life, for cre­at­ing our mu­sic that touched peo­ple, for be­ing proud to be in Hel­lYeah and for al­ways treat­ing me like a brother and more im­por­tantly for treat­ing me like a friend… I will al­ways love you and go to the end of the earth to carry the torch for you and Dime’s legacy.”

Vin­nie Paul passed away on 22 June at his Las Ve­gas home.

Hel­lYeah’s late, leg­endary Vin­nie Paul re­mains ir­re­place­able

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