By Ashley Oxendine
Get ready for a night of hard rock, Jägermeister, and… epic beards?
Guitarist Greg Tribbett is a member of metal bands Hellyeah and Mudvayne. Hellyeah features fellow Mudvayne member Chad Grey, Vinnie Paul of Pantera, Bob Zilla of Damageplan, and Tom Maxwell of Nothingface.
Hellyeah is currently on the Jägermeister tour supporting their second album, “Stampede”. Buckcherry is headlining, with All That Remains, and The Damned Things (comprised of members from Anthrax, Fallout Boy, and Every Time I Die) also on the bill.
“The tour’s coming along great,” says Tribbett. “We’re hanging out with fans, having a good time. It’s been a really good tour for us so far. You can expect to see a highly intense show from us with a lot of energy.”
Although tours generally take place during the summer, Tribbett has an appreciation for the fans who reside in Myrtle Beach all year.
“I’ve played the House of Blues probably a dozen times,” says Tribbett. “We’ve always wanted to play during the winter, not during the season when everybody’s there. Come out and see the band for sure when we come through your town.”
The band has been together since 2006, and like their song of the same name, will continue to have “a hell of a time.”
“We’re going to South East Asia and Japan in a couple of months,” says Tribbett. “I imagine it’s going to be pretty crazy. I’ve never been there, so I’m looking forward to it.”
Over the years, Tribbett’s beard looks like it has grown out to “epic” status at times.
“It’s supposed to be a lot longer cause I keep trimming it. I’ve (currently) been growing it out for 2 years. I keep working on different styles. I don’t know what the hell I’m gonna do with it.”
And how does Greg Tribbett drink his Jäger?
The Jägermeister Music Tour will be stopping at The House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach on Friday. Tickets are $34.50 the day of the show. Doors open at 5:30, and the show starts at 6.