The video starts out dark with singer Chad staring cold eyed into the screen and if you think it’ll get any lighter you’ll be sorrowfully let down. the frustration captured on Chads face holds through out and adds another dimension to the Phil Collins Classic.
Covering a popular song is always a daring move by any act but HELLYEAH have added there own angry signature on this one. As Chad Gray’s voice growls, Dimebag’s Guitar wails one last time beyond the grave as his unmistakable silhouette flashes across the screen.
Gray described the process he went through recording the vocals which he described as very emotional.
“So I go in. And Kevin’s [Churko, producer] got me all stoked to do this. So we go in and then we sit down. And I kind of sit up on top of this stool. I kind of sit on the back, a little perched, like a gargoyle, when I sing. And he got the mic all placed. And he’s, like, ‘Okay, are you ready? Are you ready to do this?’ I mean, he’s so stoked for it. And I was, like, ‘Why is this guy so stoked for it?’ And he’s just, like, ‘I just know you’re gonna crush this.’ Just the emotion of it and everything like that… So as he’s walking out, he shuts the lights off in the studio, and I’m, like, looking at him: ‘What’s the deal?’ He’s, like, ‘I’m setting the mood, man. I’m setting the mood.’ And I start singing the lines. And it’s just… Whatever the timbre of my voice was that day, or whatever, it was just really awesome and perfect in a very non-perfect way. And he’s just got his down and he’s just… He just comes up and just hits the talkback and he’s, like, ‘Dude, you’re gonna be singing this song for the rest of your life.”