Godsmack released the music video to their cover of ‘Rocky Mountain Way’ by Joe Walsh. The track is off the Lawrence, Massachusetts heavy metal band’s first live album ‘Live & Inspired’, out now on Universal Republic Records. Watch the Daniel E. Catullo III directed live video via Vevo below.
‘Live & Inspired’ Track Listing:
CD 1 (Live)
1. “Straight Out of Line”
4. “Moon Baby”
6. “The Enemy”
7. “Keep Away”
10. “Batalla de los Tambores”
11. “Whatever” (Features segements of Detroit Rock City and Over the Mountain)
13. “I Stand Alone”
CD 2 (Inspired)
1. “Rocky Mountain Way” (Joe Walsh cover)
2. “Come Together” (The Beatles cover)
3. “Time” (Pink Floyd cover)
4. “Nothing Else Matters” (Metallica cover)
Godsmack are out with their version of the Joe Walsh classic ‘Rocky Mountain Way’, taken from the bonus EP on the Lawrence, Massachusetts rock band’s live album ‘Live and Inspired’, out May 15th on Universal Republic. The EP also includes covers of ‘Come Together’ by The Beatles, ‘Time’ by Pink Floyd and ‘Nothing Else Matters’ by Metallica. Listen via YouTube below.
Sully Erna spoke with MTV News about the release of his solo album ‘Avalon’, and what it means for the future of Godsmack. “Godsmack will always be my main priority. I know that, but right now, Avalon is my baby,” Erna said on a break between tour dates. “It’s a complete departure from Godsmack, and that’s why I love it so much. As a musician, I like to express different sides of myself, and this is way more intellectual and eclectic and primal than what I usually do. It’s the kind of thing you’ll really want to stop what you’re doing when you put it on to listen to.” Read more.
Drowning Pool have announced a string of fall tour dates with Godsmack and Five Finger Death Punch. The tour is set to kick off on October 3rd at the Post Pavillion in Columbia, MD and ends November 4 in Los Angeles, CA at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.
Tour dates below:
Oct 3 Columbia, MD Merriweather – Post Pavillion
Oct 5 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
Oct 6 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Center
Oct 8 Lowell, MA – Tsongas
Oct 9 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Oct 10 Bangor, ME – Waterfront Park
Oct 13 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
Oct 15 Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion
Oct 16 Detroit, MI – Fox Theater
Oct 17 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
Oct 19 St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Oct 20 St. Charles, MO – Family Arena
Oct 26 Rio Rancho, NM – Santa Ana Star Center
Oct 27 Broomfield, CO – 1st Bank Center
Nov 4 Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Theater L.A. Live
Shannon Larkin of Godsmack sat down with Backstage Axxess, where he talked about debuting at #1 on Billboard for the third time with ‘The Oracle’, thinking the new CD is their best yet, recording drums on the album track-by-track instead of doing them all at once, if there is a person (ie. Nikki Sixx) behind ‘Cryin’ Like A Bitch’, loving to play funk music, and more. “August we’re gonna do some festivals,” Larkin said. “We’re gonna go out and play Sturgis again this year, which is always fun. We’re Harley guys. Then we’ll take September off. October and November, we’re gonna do a proper tour in America probably indoors, put together a cool package and get a couple other killer bands to make it worth the fans money. We’re excited about it. We let the record, ‘The Oracle’ get out there, so hopefully by taking the summer off our fans will start to know the songs to that it’s not, ‘Oh there’s playing a new song, time to get a beer.’ We want them to know this record, so that when we play we can play some deep cuts.” Watch the interview via YouTube below the cut. (more…)
Godsmack are out with the video to their new single ‘Cryin’ Like A Bitch’, the first release from the Lawrence, Massachusetts heavy metal band’s fifth studio album ‘The Oracle’, out May 4th via Universal Republic. The video features Ultimate Fighting Championship MMA fighters Chuck Liddell, Rashad Evans, Brock Lesnar, BJ Penn, and Matt Hughes. Watch it via YouTube below the cut. (more…)
Bloody Good Horror recently caught up with Sully Erna for a Q&A, asking the Godsmack frontman about the story behind ‘Cryin’ Like a Bitch’, the first single off their new album ‘The Oracle’. “I’m a fan of Motley Crue, always have been,” Erna said of the Cruefest inspired track reportedly about Nikki Sixx. “Still great friends with Tommy Lee. And Mick [Mars] and Vince [Neil] were also very very cool guys to all of us. That’s all everyone, right?? Ahem!! So, anyway…. We’ve been blessed with having the opportunities to open for some of our childhood heroes, Ozzy [Osbourne], Black Sabbath, Metallica, etc. So, in our eyes, there’s only one band left on this planet that we would consider opening for. AC fu**ing DC!! If not them, we’ll headline ourselves.” Check out the entire interview here.
Altitude.tv was behind the scenes at Cruefest with Sully Erna and Shannon Larkin of Godsmack, talking about the key to their longevity, progress on a new album and what it might sound like, wanting a legacy similar to Metallica and playing poker to chill out during the band’s downtime. Watch it at YouTube.
Sully Erna of Godsmack spoke with Billboard.com’s Gary Graff about his plans to release his first solo album, which the 39-year-old hopes to begin recording in the spring. “It’s gonna be nothing like rock music,” Erna explained. “It’s gonna be very Native American tribal rhythms mixed with these Middle Eastern bluesy kind of vocals. This is a project to get a different kind of music out of me that I feel is inside me. .. and not for any expectations about how big the hit may be or if it’s gonna make it on the radio.” Read more.
Godsmack are out with a video to their new single ‘Good Times, Bad Times’, a cover of the Led Zeppelin 1969 single, from the Massachusetts hard rock band’s greatest hits collection ‘Good Times, Bad Times… Ten Years of Godsmack’, released Tuesday (December 4) on Universal Records. Watch it below.