Hellyeah are a metal rock group formed in 2006 by singer Chad Gray, guitarists Gregg Tribbett and Tom Maxwell and bass player Jerry Montano, with former Pantera and Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul joining them for their eponymous debut album in 2007. It went to number three on Billboard's Top Rock Albums Chart, number nine on the Billboard 200 and number 15 on the Hard Rock Albums Chart and featured two tracks that reached the top ten on the Mainstream Rock Songs Chart, 'You Wouldn't Know' and 'Alcohaulin' Ass'. Bob Zila succeeded Montano on bass in 2008 and Kyle Sanders joined when Zila left in 2014. Rhythm guitarist Tribbett also departed in 2014 to be replaced by Christian Brady. Vinnie Paul passed away in June 2018. The band's second album 'Stampede' went to number two on the Hard Rock Chart, number three on the Top Rock Chart and number eight on the Billboard 200 in 2010, 'Band of Brothers' (2012) reached number three on both charts and number 20 on the 200, 'Blood for Blood' (2014) topped the Hard Rock Chart, went to number seven on the Top Rock Chart and 18 on the 200, and 'Undeniable' (2016) peaked at number two on the Hard Rock Chart, number three on the Top Rock Chart and number 18 on the 200. A sixth album was said to be in the works in late 2017 and their 2018 schedule included appearances at the Bud Light River City Rockfest in San Antonio, Texas, and at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California.