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HELLYEAH's Chad Gray: Metal Community is a Band of Brothers


The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station

 

Use the player above to hear Chad Gray interviewed by Dawg. Download it here.

The metal community, both fans and musicians, are a band of brothers—but things have changed recently that may strain that relationship. Hellyeah’s album Band of Brothers dropped in stores Tuesday and Dawg was able to have a chat with front man Chad Gray about the new album, rock-stardom and even the news of Randy Blythe being held in a Prague jail. The Decatur native says the relationship between the fans and rockers has changed in the past few years ever since the on-stage shooting of Dimebag Darrell, so metal musicians do have some reservations about fans getting too close.

 

“I remember back in the day, well actually going to see Pantera, like went down and saw them in St. Louis. I remember Phil saying ‘our stage is your stage.’ I mean there were probably 20 to 25 people on stage all the time. It’s just with all the stuff that’s happening, I mean everything with Dime, and everything like that, you just can’t really have that anymore. Have people just gotten crazier? I mean seriously.”

 

Gray says that the album title and title track Band of Brothers is about the relationship that metal fans have and the universal symbol of the rock horns. He also talked about local bands and how they can still make it with the help of the internet--but they better be good at what they do. Download the podcast of Dawg's chat with Chad Grey and be sure to get the album today!

 

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