While Hellyeah was in the studio wrapping up basic tracks for their new album Unden!able they started tossing around ideas for a cover song to add to the track list. Guitarist Christian Brady suggested the early 80s Phil Collins hit “I Don’t Care Anymore,” and drummer Vinnie Paul had a good laugh. He wasn’t laughing because he thought it was a terrible idea, but because he and his late brother Dimebag Darrell recorded the track a decade earlier with their band Damageplan. It was never used.
The band started piecing together a new version of the tune while attempting to restore Dimebag’s guitar parts from the extinct computer program that housed them. After almost a month, Vinnie Paul could once again play alongside his legendary brother.
“When Kevin [Churko, producer] got the tracks isolated, he synched them up, and when we listened them it totally gave me goosebumps,” Paul tells Rolling Stone. “We’ve always felt like he’s been a part of this band since day one. We felt like his energy and his spirit was always with us. And for people to be able to hear him again in 2016 puts a big smile on my face.”
“It was like Dime was in an iso-booth tracking in the next room while I was singing my parts,” says vocalist Chad Gray. “Tracking that song was one of the most magical moments I’ve felt in my entire career. After we recorded the first four vocal lines, Kevin called me on the intercom and said, ‘I’m just gonna tell you right now. You’re gonna be singing this song for the rest of your life. It’s going to be amazing.”
Read the full interview at Rolling Stone.