When you’re looking for the names of people who were imperative to the rise and eventual success of independent country music that we enjoy today, the drummer for the metal band Pantera may not be your first choice to finger. But Vinnie Paul, who passed away on Friday, played a seminal role in the formation of the country music underground.
Hank Williams III, the grandson of Hank Williams and the son of Hank Williams Jr., has been named as one of the principal defendants in a lawsuit by a concertgoer who is claiming he was assaulted by the crowd at a concert for the heavy metal band Superjoint, formerly known as Superjoint Ritual. The fan claims the band incited the crowd to assault him.
The grandson of Hank Williams and the son of Hank Jr. falls in line with the other country artists covered in Saving Country Music “10 Badass Moments” series by being a rough and tumble character both on and off the stage, but also in showing great character by giving back and using his famous name for good. Here’s 10 Badass Moments from Shelton Hank Williams III, or Hank3.
charity, Curb Records, dogs, Fuck Curb, Hank Jr., Hank Williams, Hank Williams III, Hank3, Homes for Our Troops, Kid Rock, Mike Curb, Pantera, Phil Anselmo, Reinstate Hank, Straight to Hell, Superjoint Ritual, The Grand Ole Opry, The Valarium, Wayne Hancock
The irony of Bieber’s situation is that many music entertainers do the opposite of what he’s done, purposely using marijuana in their public image and music for marketing purposes. Artists who want to appeal to certain demographics or want to portray themselves in a certain way will many times integrate marijuana into their lyrics or logos of their public brand.
In about a week, Hank Williams III will be releasing an unprecedented 4 albums via his own label, and then heading out on tour. Ahead of this, I talked with the head hellbilly himself about the new albums, the legacy of fatherhood in the Hank Williams lineage, his role as a founding father of the country music underground, Shooter Jennings and his XXX movement, and how he feels about the unfinished songs of Hank Williams.
Bob Dylan, Clay Walker, Curb Records, David Allan Coe, Hank III, Hank Williams, Hank3, Kyle Turley, LeAnn Rimes, Nathan Abshire, Pantera, Phil Anselmo, Shooter Jennings, The Grand Ole Opry, Tim McGraw
Today is Hank Williams III’s birthday, but I’m sure it won’t be nearly as special as New Years, when he will finally be contractually free from Curb Records. In a few recent interviews, Hank III has been dropping hints of what’s to come, and the phrase he continues to utter is “The New Beginning,” like there is a concerted effort to wipe the slate clean and put a period after the long-winded, turbulent, run-on sentence that was the Curb Records era.
Alright people, so I’ve been getting emails and reading lots of innernet chatter about an upcoming Hank III tour. It is clear that a tour is coming up, but I warn: No tours or dates are official until they are posted on