Godsmack Have Plans For A Special 2012 Release

Godsmack singer/guitarist (and solo artist) Sully Erna was the featured guest of this week's episode of "That Metal Show".

Godsmack Have Plans For A Special 2012 Release
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Godsmack singer/guitarist (and solo artist) Sully Erna was the featured guest of this week's episode of "That Metal Show", along with Jackyl's Jesse James Dupree. Erna, a proud Bostonian, was wearing a Boston t-shirt (the city, not the band!) and spoke about the tricks that Godsmack have planned for 2012, as well as his solo project, Avalon. He revealed that he actually started out in a different role, as a drummer. But he abandoned manning the kit all because of a photo. "I started playing when I was three-and-a-half years old. My bloodlines goes into the history of my family. [Aerosmith's] Joe Perry was my hero. That picture in the live bootleg record made me want to be a rock star," he admitted. Erna spoke about the genesis and impetus for his Avalon project, saying, "I had songs tucked away. As an artist constantly writing music, you stumble on melodies or riffs that are not right for your core band but don't want to throw them away." So he "recycled" them and reworked them into a solo project. He also said that Godsmack are building for 2012. "We have a couple of tricks up our sleeve and plan to release stuff for a special kind of retail piece," Erna revealed. He did not to give out any details on this special piece yet. Jesse James Dupree, vocalist for Jackyl, showed up with broken bones that he sustained in a motorcycle accident and gifted the hosts with a chainsaw, since he is know for revving one up as part of the band's shows. He also gifted the studio audience with a copy of the band's new album! Thanks for the report to Loudwire.com.

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    tonedeafears
    mysticguitar77 wrote: chazzyfresh33 wrote: I paid 40 to see them with Megadeth if its a covers album, I hope they do some Rush I seriously doubt it. But then again, they did cover Zeppelin, which was a surprise. I'd imagine if it is a covers album, I can guarantee an Alice In Chains song will be in there somewhere.
    no need, the last single was an old gem from facelift..... more or less.
    mysticguitar77
    chazzyfresh33 wrote: I paid 40 to see them with Megadeth if its a covers album, I hope they do some Rush
    I seriously doubt it. But then again, they did cover Zeppelin, which was a surprise. I'd imagine if it is a covers album, I can guarantee an Alice In Chains song will be in there somewhere.
    PatVanHalen5150
    lpwjbklyn wrote: I had wanted to see them on their last tour...but sixty bucks for the cheapest tickets available, BEFORE the insane fees and taxes? Couldn't make it happen this year. I can't believe that Godsmack and Evanescence shows still garner those types of prices
    Their headlining tour with 5FDP & Drowning Pool? Or the Mayhem Fest last summer? Don't blame the artists, blame the venues. They have a hell of a lot more control over prices. I saw them on both tours. Their headlining tour in 2010 in Lowell, MA. General admission was 45 bucks after fees. Mayhem Fest in Mansfield, MA was 65 bucks after fees. No idea where you're getting the "$60 for the cheapest" idea, it definitely wasn't straight from the venue itself.
    lpwjbklyn
    I had wanted to see them on their last tour...but sixty bucks for the cheapest tickets available, BEFORE the insane fees and taxes? Couldn't make it happen this year. I can't believe that Godsmack and Evanescence shows still garner those types of prices