Metal Injection conducted an interview with drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott (HELLYEAH, PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN) on the “black carpet” of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which took place on April 8 at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. Watch the two-minute chat below.

HELLYEAH will offer fans a free download of its new song, “Cowboy Way”, on Wednesday (April 21) via its web site. Just click here to enter your e-mail address and get a free download of the full song when it is released next week. The track will appear on HELLYEAH’s sophomore album, “Stampede”, due out July 13.

HELLYEAH will film a video for an as-yet-undisclosed new track on Sunday, April 18 at 12:00 p.m. at the Longhorn Saloon (121 West Exchange Avenue) in Fort Worth, Texas.

To attend the video shoot:

* Must be 18+ years old and show proof of age
* Must wear dark colors with no logos, patterns, or bright colors
* Show up early (first come, first served)

HELLYEAH features musicians from various other groups, including Abbott, who played with PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN, as well as Gray and Greg Tribbett of MUDVAYNE, DAMAGEPLAN bassist Bob “Zilla” Kakaha and NOTHINGFACE axeman Tom Maxwell.

“Stampede” was recorded at Abbott’s home in Arlington, Texas, where he has a studio set up. He told The Pulse of Radio that the guys all got started on the album in May 2009. “We worked for two weeks,” he said. “I think we wrote five songs the first two weeks that we were together. And then MUDVAYNE went and did another summertime tour. And then we had a small session in the middle and got back together and really got to the meat of it in October. And then Chad and Greg were in quite a bit during January and February to finish it up.”

Now that the record is finished, HELLYEAH will hit the road for a worldwide tour beginning here in the U.S. on April 24 in Tampa, Florida, with dates booked so far through late May. The group will then head overseas.

The group’s self-titled debut has sold more than 350,000 copies since coming out in April 2007.

Watch the video interview here.