Hellyeah Release Cover of Phil Collins’ ‘I Don’t Care Anymore’ Featuring Dimebag Darrell Recordings
“I Don’t Care Anymore” appears on Hellyeah’s newest album, Unden!able. After Hellyeah finished basic tracking for the record, the idea of adding a cover to Unden!able started to be tossed around. By coincidence, guitarist Christian Brady suggested the Phil Collins cut, not knowing Dimebag Darrell and Hellyeah / Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul had recorded an unreleased version of the song with Damageplan.
The Damageplan version never saw the light of day and it took Vinnie Paul three weeks to find the lost recording. “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,” adds Hellyeah vocalist Chad Gray. “Tracking that song was one of the most magical moments I’ve felt in my entire career.”
In a separate interview with Billboard, Gray shared his hope that Phil Collins will approve of the cover. “I needed to make it ours. It was unbelievable that it went from ‘We should cover this’ to ‘Hey, we have this recording’ to ‘Hey, we need to get it off of this crazy, outdated system,’ and here we are,” Gray says. “People are going to love it. What I really hope is that Phil Collins loves it.”
Check out Hellyeah’s cover of “I Don’t Care Anymore” in the clip above! Hellyeah’s Unden!able will hit shelves June 3. To grab a copy, click here.