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::: January 20, 2012 :::
Here is a recent YouTube video Hank 3 did in support of Animal Humane Shelters. Please support 'em.
::: February 1, 2012 :::
Tour dates for March are being confirmed - check the Tour section for the latest info!
::: February 6, 2012 :::
“The Hellbilly Pioneer” Hank3 Announces U.S. Spring Tour
press contact - Adrenaline PR
Known for many years as the only man with the balls to fuse the respective genres of backwoods country and ear-splitting speed metal together, music legend Hank3 recently conjured up another surprise— presenting four new records to fans simultaneously on September 6th, 2011. The records were released through his own record label, Hank3 Records, in distribution partnership with Megaforce Records (MRI). To commemorate these new albums, Hank3 will head out on a three week U.S. trek through several Eastern states in March. Hank3 kicks off the tour in Chattanooga, TN on March 2nd, and continues through March 21st in St. Louis, MO. Make sure to come out and witness a candid, brazen, and extended whirlwind of a set; this is Hank3, 100%, full tilt boogie—a show fans surely do not want to miss.
Hank3’s four new releases feature a broad range of music that melds several different genres—something Hank3 has always been recognized for. All four albums were recorded at The Haunted Ranch, Hank3's home and studio that lies on the outskirts of Nashville.
Ghost to a Ghost/Guttertown, a double-album set, is a straight-shooting country collection, flavored with Hank3's trademark Hellbilly sound, and heavily weighted with Cajun influence (especially on Guttertown), an ambient, lonesome mood, and a few very special guests including the mythical Tom Waits, Alan King of Hellstomper, Les Claypool of Primus fame and beyond, Dave Sherman, Troy Medlin and Hank3's dog, Trooper.
Two more releases are Attention Deficit Domination and 3 Bar Ranch Cattle Callin - intensely metal-driven records on which Hank3 performs every instrument. Attention Deficit Domination is a pressure-dropping, doom rock statement that has been anticipated by his hardcore fans for years, and Cattle Callin features Hank3's speed metal woven in and around actual cattle auctioneering.
For press inquiries and additional information, please contact Adrenaline PR and Maria Ferrero at 732-462-4262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
::: March 19, 2012 :::
While the current tour is wrapping up, be sure to stop by and "like" the official Facebook page, as well as the Twitter feed.
::: March 22, 2012 :::
Here's a couple of photos taken from a studio session in Nashville with longtime friend Marty Stuart - while recording the Hank Williams/Luke the Drifter classic, "A Picture From Life's Other Side". The song, featuring Hank 3, will be on Marty's next album entitled, "Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down", which at this time is set for a release date of April 24, 2012. For more info visit Marty's website or Facebook page. Images courtesy of Anthony Scarlati.
::: April 12, 2012 :::
Some dates have been posted for the next Hank 3, Hellbilly, Attention Deficit Domination and 3 Bar Ranch tour...keep checking the Tour Section, as more will be added soon.
::: April 18, 2012 :::
Are you a graphic artist? Are you able to incorporate those design skills into artwork that can be transformed into T-shirts or posters that relate to Hank 3/Attention Deficit Domination/3 Bar Ranch merchandise? Well...we'd like to not only see your artwork, but purchase the design from you if we decide to use it.
All submissions must include your relevant contact information, and can be sent either in print or on a disc which contains a viewable format compatible with both Mac/PC, to the PO Box below. Please DO NOT SEND ANY SUBMISSIONS WHATSOEVER via e-mail, Facebook, or other outlets.
::: April 19, 2012 :::
Confirmed tour dates for Europe have been posted - see the Tour Section for more info.
::: May 30, 2012 :::
Prior to the end of the last tour, the 3Bar Ranch drummer left. As luck would have it, Joey (Blue) from Warbeast was able to step in and blasted away. Thanks Blue, Warbeast and Housecore for helping end things on a good note.
::: June 05, 2012 :::
Hank 3 will be performing a benefit show for Happy Tails Humane on Friday, August 3 / 8pm at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, TN. Tickets are available now and can be purchased here.
::: June 19, 2012 :::
West Coast tour dates for August/September are being finalized - confirmed dates can be found in the Tour Section.
::: July 23, 2012 :::
Hank 3 is the cover article for the July/August issue of The East Nashvillian magazine. Click here to download the article which entails various subjects, including Hank 3's willingness to rescue and find homes for dogs in need.
::: August 6, 2012 :::
After the Happy Tails Humane benefit show that took place on August 3, Hank 3 had this to say about the event from both his Personal Facebook account and the Official Facebook Band Page:
"Last night was the best One Big Wag yet!!! We raised over $18,000 for them! So here is a big pat on the back for everyone that came out and took part for this good cause!!!"
For a show review, stop by Outlaw Magazine. If you'd like to check out full video for both Country and Hellbilly segments, visit VintageQueen54's YouTube page.
::: September 10, 2012 :::
3Bay has decided to put together and sell a Official 2013 Hellbetty Pin-up Calendar, comprised from personally submitted photos of YOU. All entries need to be sent in prior to the end of September 2012 and adhere to the following guidelines:
1. All submissions MUST HAVE something Hank 3 related in the photo, and be visible. Merchandise, tattoo, artwork, etc...anything Hank 3 related.
2. NO SUBMISSIONS will be accepted via email, or other electronic outlets. The ONLY submissions that will be considered must be sent to us in the form of print quality photos, either in hard copy form, or placed on digital media such as a CD/DVD/Flash drive. Again, keep in mind, this is for print, so the higher resolution, the better. And please be aware, no entries will be returned.
3. All submissions must include contact information! This is extremely important! If your entry is selected to be included within the calendar, you MUST sign a legal waiver, and thus we will need that information in order to contact you.
So, what are you ladies wait'n on?!?! You can send your entries to the address below - and remember, you only have until the end of September to get them to us!
::: October 3, 2012 :::
Damn Band drummer Shawn "McMasty" McWilliams recently underwent Rotator Cuff surgery. Shawn has been a warrior the last couple of tours, playing despite pain, and we wish him a speedy recovery. You can as well, via his Facebook Group Page.
Touring will be on hold as the holiday season approaches, and while Shawn heals up, but Hank may decide to do a few Nashville area dates, which for the most part would be "unannounced" shows - except for what he revels on his own Facebook page, or the Official Band Facebook page.
During the down time, Hank, always the busy one, has taken up Leatherwork. Some of his work has already made it's way to Ebay, where he often sells other personal items as well as official merchandise that is not longer produced. If you want to keep up with what's for sale, or make a bid on something of interest, a good place to begin is his Member Page.
::: November 9, 2012 :::
Lot's of new items have been added to 3Bay - especially in the Hellbetty section. If you are wanting to grab something for a Christmas gift, you will need to place the order by December 15 to help ensure it is delivered in time - December 12 for any International order.
::: November 18, 2012 :::
In a recent interview with Dunlop Manufacturing, Hank 3 talks about his pedigree, music inspirations, business foundations, recording and stage gear, having his own record label, live shows, and other stuff.