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Latest Godsmack News

Below is our complete Godsmack news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Rob Zombie Adds Solo Dates To Upcoming Trek

Rob Zombie will embark on a fall U.S. tour with rock band Godsmack. The North American tour is set to open August 25 in Dallas, TX at the Smirnoff Music Center. As a showman of colossal proportion, Rob Zombie fans should expect a visual and aural circus of the unexpected on this tour.

There are some select dates for Rob Zombie headlining solo. For more information go to www.robzombie.com or www.myspace.com/robzombie

Here are the confirmed Godsmack / Rob Zombie tour dates:

8/25/06 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Center
8/26/06 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/27/06 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Pavilion
8/30/06 Atlanta, GA Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre
8/31/06 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
9/ 02/ 06 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion
9/03/06 Camden, NJ Tweeter Waterfront
9/04/06 Buffalo, NY Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
9/05/06 New Haven, CT Toads Place **
9/07/06 Boston, MA Tweeter Center
9/08/06 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
9/09/06 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Amphitheatre
9/11/06 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s **
9/12/06 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
9/14/06 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre.
9/15/06 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/16/06 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
9/17/06 St. Louis, MO UMB Bank Pavilion
9/19/06 Bonner Springs, KS Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
9/21/06 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9/22/06 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
9/23/06 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
9/24/06 Las Vegas, NV Theatre Under the Stars
9/26/06 Boise, ID The Big Easy **
9/27/06 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
9/29/06 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
9/30/06 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
10/1/06 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion

**Denotes Rob Zombie Only

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Godsmack Plan Fall US Tour w/ Rob Zombie

Godsmack will finally head out on tour in support of their month-old "IV" in the fall for a 25-date U.S. trek that's set to launch August 25 in Dallas with support by Rob Zombie. The tour's finale is set for October 1 in Concord, California. Tickets for the entire tour go on sale Saturday through Ticketmaster.

"Debuting at #1 was a testament to our fanbase," Drummer Shannon Larkin said. "They ran out and bought the album the first week and made us #1, which, you know, we will give back to them this fall when we come back on tour. We'll give back to crowd for going out and buying our record and making us #1. We're bringing the biggest show we've ever brought to America, and we're going to be bringing Rob Zombie out with us. So, it's going to be an amazing thing. Hopefully, we can return the love to our rabid fanbase, and so we have to bring a great show to these people."

In a statement, Erna said that the band's "fans should expect the biggest Godsmack spectacle yet. This tour will be a virtual, visual, and aural circus. Expect the unexpected when we hit your town." According to a press release, Zombie will be setting the stage during each stop on the tour, turning the venue "into a funhouse of mystery and madness as creatures walk the stage of pyrotechnics, smoke, and mirrors. This is a no-holds barred show so hold on for the ride."

Larkin said Godsmack will spend much of this summer concocting a worthy set list, one that'll satisfy the fans who've been with them since the beginning as well as those who've just discovered the band.

"With the band having — what, 13 top 10 rock hits? — we want to play all the hits, of course, but you don't want it to be just all radio songs," Larkin said. "You want to put some deep cuts on there, and you want to get some songs from the new record that we're so attached to and love so much, because it's fresh and new to us" — like the first single, "Speak," and the forthcoming second single, "Shine Down." "It's hard to cram all this stuff into one set, so we're being very meticulous about picking our set list," Larkin explained. "We don't want to be that band that plays too long either, and we're thinking of maybe having multiple set lists. There are a good 10 songs we have to play every night — "Voodoo," the staples of the set."

The drummer said that Godsmack jumped at the chance to tour this fall with Zombie: "As soon as it was Rob Zombie, we were sold, because he's not only an icon in rock but I'm such a huge fan of horror movies, and his films are just amazing."

Here are the Godsmack and Rob Zombie tour dates, according to Godsmack's publicist: More...

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Godsmack Frontman Grilled On Military Involvement

Jay Babcock of Arthur magazine conducted an interview with Godsmack frontman Sully Erna on Monday, May 1, grilling the rocker on the band's decision to have their music used in U.S. military recruitment. You can check out a transcript of the interview, which ended with Sully finally hanging up on Babcock.

As previously reported, Godsmack's latest album "IV" moved 211,000 copies in its first week to debut on The Billboard 200 at Number 1. That's a little more than 50,000 units off the opening week of the quartet's last full-length, "Faceless," which landed at No. 1 in April 2003.

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Godsmack's "IV" Debuts At #1 On Billboard 200

Godsmack's "IV" (Universal), which moved 211,000 copies, debuted on The Billboard 200 at Number 1. That's a little more than 50,000 units off the opening week of the quartet's last full-length, "Faceless," which landed at No. 1 in April 2003.

Here is the track listing for "IV":
01. Livin' In Sin
02. Speak
03. The Enemy
04. Shine Down
05. Hollow
06. No Rest For The Wicked
07. Bleeding Me
08. Voodoo Too
09. Temptation
10. Mama
11. One Rainy Day

Best Buy and Target carry exlusive versions of the CD. Copies of the album purchased at Best Buy will include the bonus track "Safe And Sound". "IV" CDs purchased at Target will include the bonus track "I Thought".

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Listen To Godsmack's Entire "IV" Album Online

AOL Music is now streaming Godsmack's latest album, "IV" in its entirety. "IV" will be released tomorrow, April 25, 2006, via Republic/Universal. The album’s first single is "Speak."

Here is the track listing for "IV":
01. Livin' In Sin
02. Speak
03. The Enemy
04. Shine Down
05. Hollow
06. No Rest For The Wicked
07. Bleeding Me
08. Voodoo Too
09. Temptation
10. Mama
11. One Rainy Day

As previously reported, Best Buy and Target will carry exlusive versions of the CD. Copies of the album purchased at Best Buy will include the bonus track "Safe And Sound". "IV" CDs purchased at Target will include the bonus track "I Thought".

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Godsmack Working With Criss Angel

Billboard.com reports: Godsmack's Sully Erna and illusionist Criss Angel are working on a new trick. The two have taken the theme song from Angel's popular A&E series, "Mindfreak," and are reworking it for Angel's forthcoming Koch Records album. "The theme song was more electronic, more Ministry, and Criss wanted to make it more power and rock," Erna tells Billboard.

Erna has brought in guitar wiz Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) to play on the track and has plans to appear on "Mindfreak" during the new season, which debuts May 31.

Godsmack's new album, "IV," is due Tuesday (April 25) via Universal. First single "Speak" is No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart for a fifth week in a row.

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Godsmack Reveal New Album Track Listing

GODSMACK have revealed the official track listing for their new album, "IV", due on April 25 via Republic/Universal. The album’s first single, "Speak", has been posted online in streaming audio format: Windows Media, Real Media.

"IV" track listing:
01. Livin' In Sin
02. Speak
03. The Enemy
04. Shine Down
05. Hollow
06. No Rest For The Wicked
07. Bleeding Me
08. Voodoo Too
09. Temptation
10. Mama
11. One Rainy Day More...

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Godsmack, Ugly Kid Joe Singer Form Another Animal

Roo TV has issued the following report:

GODSMACK are soon to be releasing their latest album, "IV", which easily demonstrates the band's growth as songwriters. But after an initial writing block from lead singer Sully Erna, the rhythm section of Shannon Larkin (drums), Robbie Merrill (bass) and Tony Rombola (guitar) spent countless hours in the studio writing and re-writing tunes for the album. But with close to 40 songs written and only so much space on GODSMACK's "IV", Shannon, Robbie and Tony have taken a few leftover songs and formed ANOTHER ANIMAL. Roo TV caught up with drummer Shannon Larkin to talk about ANOTHER ANIMAL and how the band was extremely productive while Sully was away.

"It wasn't really productive for GODSMACK, but for Tony, Robbie and me, it was very productive, 'cause we found each other's niche in songwriting," Larkin explained. "In fact, so much so that even after Sully had… We had like 30 something songs, including Sully's songs and the songs that the band wrote together — it was 38 songs or something ridiculous like that. A bunch of music — a bunch of really good music. And you can only have so many songs on a record. So we had all this leftover music that we think is kick-ass. So we started this other band — me, Tony and Robbie — it's called ANOTHER ANIMAL."

Larkin went on to discuss adding his old bandmate from UGLY KID JOE, lead singer Whit Crane, and where he thought the music would be going with ANOTHER ANIMAL.

"So anyway, we called the band ANOTHER ANIMAL and got Whit Crane — he's my buddy from UGLY KID JOE — to sing," he said. "And he's awesome. The music is… it's like… There's definitely some [BLACK] SABBATH [influences], but with like [touches of] 'Angel Dust' FAITH NO MORE-era."

Although Larkin insisted ANOTHER ANIMAL was a side project from GODSMACK, the band does plan on getting in the studio to make a record in 2006. But with the GODSMACK tour certainly on the horizon, it seems ANOTHER ANIMAL might not make it to the stage until GODSMACK takes a break from the road.

You can watch Roo TV's video interview with Shannon Larkin at this location.

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Boston Music Awards

Godsmack, Beyond the Embrace, The Dresden Dolls, and Aerosmith's Joe Perry have all been nominated for Boston Music Awards. To vote for your favorite artist, go to the following link, http://www.nemoboston.com/bma/index.html

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Godsmack Vocalist to Sing National Anthem

Sully Erna, Godsmack's vocalist, will be singing the "Star Spangled Banner" on May 21st at the "Fest-a-Ball". "Fest-a ball" is an event that is organaized by the Windham Baseball-Softball League and will be held May 21st at Griffen Park in Salem, MA.

In a related event, Ted Nugent sang the "Star Spangled Banner'" this weekend at the NRA convention in Houston, TX

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Godsmack Singer Revising Autobiography

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna is currently revising the first draft of his autobiography, which will look at his life up until the point GODSMACK signed its major label recording contract. Erna said that the as-yet-untitled book "is about what it took to get from Point A to Point B. It's not the autobiography that's so cliche that talks about all the girls we (slept with) and how many drugs we've done and... who cares. This is a cooler story for me." Erna also said that the book will have "a lot of morals and lessons to be learned in it."

Erna plans to start shopping the book to potential publishers in the new year. The singer also said that GODSMACK will start writing by spring and hopes to have a new album out in the fall.

GODSMACK will perform on New Year's Eve at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Florida.

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Godsmack Announces Few More Acoustic Tour Dates

Godsmack has announced a few more dates to their acoustic tour:

11/26 Ventura, CA / Ventura Theatre
12/1 Milwaukee, WI / Eagles Ballrom
12/2 Detroit, MI / Harpo's
12/4 Providence, RI / Providence Performing Arts Center *
12/5 Poughkeepsie, NY / Mid Hudson Civic Center *
12/6 Sayreville, NJ / Starland Ballroom
12/7 Wilkes Barre, PA / Kirby Center for the Performing Arts *
12/9 Syracuse, NY / Landmark Theater *
12/10 Manchester, NH / Verizon Wireless Arena *
12/11 Atlantic City, NJ / The Borgata *
12/12 Wallingford, CT / Careerbuilder.com Oakdale Theatre *

Dropbox members John Kosco & Lee Richards will join Godsmack on stage to perform "Touche"!

Godsmack Headlining Tour Date:
12/31 Orlando, FL / Hard Rock Live

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Godsmack Songs Featured On New Prince Of Persia

Godsmack are to have songs included on the new video game 'Prince Of Persia: Warrior Within', which is due shortly, and is the follow-upl to the hugely successful 2003 game 'Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time'.

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More Godsmack Dates, Live Song Available Online

Right now, you can listen to a special live performance of "Batallas de los Tambores" off of "Changes." It's only available online at:

iTunes
Napster
Real/Rhapsody
Music Match
Liquid
Buy.com

More acoustic tour dates have been added.

Tour dates: (* indicates an acoustic tour date) More...

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Godsmack Announces Acoustic Tour Dates

As you all know, Godsmack is on tour with Metallica this summer and if you still haven't caught the show, don't worry there are tons more shows to attend! PLUS...

Godsmack Headlines Their Very Own Acoustic Tour...
Starting September 9th in Colorado Springs, Godsmack will tour solo on their Acoustic Tour. Dropbox's frontman, John Kosco and guitarist, Lee Richards will make a guest appearance to perform "Touche."

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Catch Godsmack On The Big Screen

Godsmack's "Changes" premieres on the big screen. One night only: Monday, September 13, 2004 at 7:30pm at a United Artists, Edwards, or Regal Theatre near you.

Click here to see the trailer.
Click here to save on advance tickets.

"Changes" comes out on DVD September 14.

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Vote For Best Metal Videos Of The New Millennium

MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball and Revolver magazine are teaming up to bring you the Best Metal Videos of the New Millennium (so far) picked by you. So put your pedal to the metal and vote for your favorite video here. Then, catch the two-hour premiere Saturday, August 21 at 10 PM during Headbanger’s Ball, on MTV2. Plus check out the final list in the October issue of Revolver.

Videos you can vote for: More...

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Meliah Rage To Release New Album

Boston’s reformed metal heroes Meliah Rage is primed to make 2004 truly a landmark year for the band. Recently having their music featured on an episode of FOX TV’s hit series "The Shield," Meliah Rage is following the success with a brand new studio album, their first in over a decade. The nine-track sledgehammer of sonic vengeance "Barely Human" is slated for release on Screaming Ferret Wreckords in coordination with Escapi Music and Navarre Distribution on August 24th. A major North American tour will soon follow.

Guitarist Anthony Nichols, guitarist Jim Koury and bass guitarist Jesse Johnson, all original members, are joined by new vocalist Paul Souza and drummer Barry Spillberg (formerly of Wargasm) on "Barely Human." Original vocalist Mike Munro decided not to take part in the Meliah Rage reunion in order to focus on family. The tracklisting for this monumental release includes: Hate, Machine, Rigid, Invincible, Bloodbath, Barely Human, Hell Song, Ungodly, Motor Psycho, Wrong Place Right Time.

"Barely Human" was produced by Joe Moody and Nichols. Moody also recorded and mixed the album at Danger Multitrack in Providence, RI. All songs were written by Nichols and Souza except "The Wrong Place," which was written by Nichols, Souza and Clark Lush, and "Ungodly," which was written by Nichols, Souza and Spillberg. Nichols completed all musical arrangements and Souza wrote all lyrics for the album. Bob Mayo, formerly of Wargasm and a one-time Meliah Rage member, contributes special bass tracks on "Invincible."

A single for the title track “Barely Human,” was recently filmed as a video on the set of the upcoming horror film "God Of Vampires," and is currently available for download on the Screaming Ferret Wreckords website here. An MP3 of the track “Hate Machine” is available at this location.

As an added bonus, the initial pressing of "Barely Human" will include a bonus disc, the previously unreleased album "Unfinished Business," which features performances by Godsmack's Sully Erna on drums. Originally recorded in 1992, the tracks on "Unfinished Business" were intended as demos in order to secure a new record deal, upon the band’s departure from Epic Records. More...

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Watch The Get Thrashed Documentary Trailer Online

The trailer for the forthcoming Get Thrashed documentary has been put online here. The documentary will include interviews by the following artists:

METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, EXODUS, GODSMACK, DISTURBED, SEVENDUST, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, DEATH ANGEL, SHADOWS FALL, MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STONE SOUR, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, LAMB OF GOD, VIO-LENCE, KREATOR, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, VOIVOD, CHIMAIRA, BIOHAZARD, FOZZY/WWE Superstar Chris Jericho, SEPULTURA, KITTIE, THE HAUNTED, D.R.I., SOILWORK, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HEATHEN, Brian Slagel, Jon & Marsha Zazula, authors Ian Christe (Sound of the Beast) and Steven Blush (American Hardcore), NY metal radio DJ Eddie Trunk, Rampage Radio's Ron Quintana and featuring the music of unsigned bands: EXIT TO ETERNITY, OSMIUM, CONCRETE COFFIN, VISCID, NOCTURNAL FEAR, KAOS, RESPONSE NEGATIVE, ULYSSES SIREN

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Godsmack Update On New Album And Live DVD

Although Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin recently told the Syracuse Post-Standard that the next album will be "really heavy," singer Sully Erna said it's too early to predict. "It's way too premature to tell," Erna told Launch Radio Networks. "We don't even have close to enough material to tell what direction it's going in. So it's too premature to say. We're still in baby stages of writing this new record."

Godsmack are currently on a break between stints as Metallica's regular opening act. The band will tentatively release a concert DVD, called "Changes," on September 14. The disc will reportedly focus on a live show filmed in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania earlier this year.

The new single from Godsmack's "The Other Side" EP is "Touche," a collaboration with Dropbox singer John Kosco and guitarist Lee Richards. Dropbox are the first band signed to Erna's own Realign Records.

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