Former Pantera and current Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul recently got a chance to talk business, noting that music hasn't been his primary source of income for well over a decade.
Chatting with Metal Mouth, Vinnie was asked about the chain of strip clubs he owns and whether he takes a "hands-on" approach with the whole thing.
"I don't get hands on no, but for the longest period of time I spent a lot of time in strip clubs, when I was on tour, when we would get done playing I would take my entourage and we' go down the strip bar and have a good time, it's a great place to go to where you're not surrounded by people that are always fans, signing autographs, taking pictures, there's beautiful girls there, there's good rock 'n' roll music, there's drinks and I figured I'd spent enough money in them the only way I was going to get any of it back was to own my own," the skinsman replied.
"So I got involved in the ownership thing, I've always been a down-to-earth business guy, that was the beautiful thing about me and my brother as we worked together - I could be the business guy, and he could be the party all night rock 'n' roll all day guy, and he would be the life of the party and I would be able to make sure we were all getting paid and things were getting done right. I like being able to own things, to not have to depend on music to support myself, music hasn't supported me since 2000, I mean it really hasn't, I just do it because I love doing it."
Asked about the origins of his keen business sense, Vince commented, "My dad, he was a really business-orientated person, I picked a lot of that up from him, like you said I own four strip bars, a sports bar, I own a music complex now, three of my own tour buses, I can't even remember everything."
On the music side of the spectrum, the latest Hellyeah album "Blood for Blood" saw its release on June 10 via Eleven Seven Music.