Rock Rage Radio conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott at the inaugural installment of the Louder Than Life festival, which was held on Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5 at Louisville Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky. You can now watch the chat below.
Asked what advice he would give to up-and-coming musicians who are looking to break into the music business, Vinnie said: "It's very difficult. First of all, you really have to want it. You've gotta be willing to sacrifice just about everything in your life. And if you really believe in it, you've got about a ten-percent chance of getting lucky and getting somewhere, but that ten-percent chance does exist. So put your heart and soul into it and give it everything you've got, and more power to you."
HELLYEAH's fourth album, "Blood For Blood", sold around 17,000 copies in its first week of release to land at No. 18 on the Billboard chart. The band's previous effort, 2011's "Band Of Brothers", opened with 19,000 copies back in July 2012 to debut at No. 19.
HELLYEAH recently toured North America as guests of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and VOLBEAT.