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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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1. BLACKDOG writes:

UHH OK !

# Apr 17, 2005 @ 4:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. pigpiles writes:

godsmack sux major a**

# Apr 17, 2005 @ 8:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. brokenwings13 writes:

Cool, I guess. Maybe when he does it we can get a recording?

I saw Nugent's play on it at the NRA event, I was paying more attention to see if their speaker, Senator Tom Delay(R-TX), would screw anything else up though.

# Apr 17, 2005 @ 8:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. moonbaby writes:

GODSMACK f***ING RULES !!! Pigpiles is a f***ing idiot, with no musical taste.

# Apr 20, 2005 @ 3:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. godsmack writes:

this is weird but godsmack rocks i wonder if he will say yeah in the anthem like he does in his music.godsmack fukking rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Apr 25, 2005 @ 7:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. TheArtOfRuin writes:

F*** you pigpiles. Godsmack f***ing rocks \m/ \m/

# Apr 28, 2005 @ 12:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RememberMetal? writes:

Tom Delay is a fat, greedy, deranged, manipulative b**** who likes to rant and rave like a psychotic breakdown.
He's so thrilled that America is value minded and that theres a republican majority across the board that he ACTUALLY screams to all within earshot that "THIS IS OUR TIME" and "WE HAVE THE POWER NOW!!!!...no other informed opinions matter....we are RULERS...i..i mean your governing leaders....im sorry how rude..."..

maybe not that last one.

...why can't he quietly move his agenda along like other majority and minority leaders in the past?...he's a f***ing 11 year old in the body of swollen souless hideous coot....

oh....uh yeah...godsmack...anthem....uh.....

go sully!.....

"im not the one whose so far away either"...heh....voodoo sucks....but their new drummer, shannon larkin is almost TOO good for the rest of that band....absolutely fantastic drummer...the way he plays in "straight out of line" is unreal...sorry drummer nerdery.. ill stop

# Apr 28, 2005 @ 7:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. brandedcfh420 writes:

the rise of fascists in the united states only shows that thw orld is becoming one world. THE NEW WORLD ORDER....prepare, awaken others, fight for your right to choose for yourself..!!

# Apr 28, 2005 @ 8:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. MarlaSinger writes:

weee politics!....

grr, normally i like to knock remembermetal around but he's right, so is brokenwings....delay is a stupid a$$hole f***ing crazy bible rider. the fever has reached his brain, a vet might recommend putting him down.

oh just so all the good people know im changing name, i was derailthetrain...but i'm not to thrilled with the name now that that train in japan really did derail and kill a bunch of innocent peoples the name isn't quite as funny to me.....plus marla (fightclub )fits me...i look like a younger, shorter,skinnier version of her with regretably smaller assets...poor me.
thats all folks
~later

# Apr 28, 2005 @ 10:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. RememberMetal? writes:

interesting name change there derail...marla...whatever...and yeah tom delay is self rightousness defined in noun form.

thanks for not 'knocking me around" for once.

# Apr 29, 2005 @ 12:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. brokenwings13 writes:

Hi Derail, uh, Marla, ok this will take some getting used too.

I have only two names online, brokenwings13 and Miss Fantastick.

Yes, Tom Delay has screwed up big time. See, it's different for me because I live in Texas, and he's the one who decided to change the districts for the whole states(because he wanted more power), mostly West Texas, due to "population changes" and this whole area got screwed, the only representation we have is Lubbock, and they're a college town, so like the Senate and Congess is going to pay attention to the cotton and peanut farmers out here!

Ok, my feeling is that Ted Kennedy is a better senator than Tom Delay, and that's saying alot by me.

# Apr 29, 2005 @ 12:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. RememberMetal? writes:

wow....crazy....all i know about mr delay is what is known about him on a federal level....never knew about his state side insanity...which im sure is epic.....whats the rest of texas think about him since texas is considered such a republican stronghold brokenwings?....

im curious cus he isnt very well liked among many of his party members and since the closest i've ever been to tex is flying over it i figured i'd ask.

# Apr 29, 2005 @ 6:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. brokenwings13 writes:

Alot of the state isn't behind him now after this whole Ethics debacle. Quite a few Republicans are mad at him now because of the scandal of his money spending, but few have actually said anything. The few that have said things are asking for his resignation. Currently, there is a trial going on here that involves some friends of Mr. Delay, and once their trials are concluded, most assuredly, the state would charge him or at least do another investigation.

Democrats hate him, now they hate him even more. Can't blame them much either.

# Apr 29, 2005 @ 5:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. brokenwings13 writes:

CUBS WIN!!

# Apr 30, 2005 @ 12:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. RememberMetal? writes:

figures...as a moderate democrat i figured as much...that would be most excellent if he fell from grace or resigned....hopefully he won't be replaced with someone even more extreme....a moderate republican would be ideal...one with his head on a little tighter than fearless leader chimp in the oval office.

# Apr 30, 2005 @ 3:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. brokenwings13 writes:

I don't think anyone would want to act like him once they were in office.

# Apr 30, 2005 @ 2:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. you suck my cock you faggot! writes:

why godsmack sucks, by yours truly

godsmack is just an average junky nu metal band. the only thing noticable about them is sully's utter lack of skill when it comes to writing lyrics. as far as i can tell, he's really only written 2 songs which consist of repeating either "get away from me" or "you lied to me".

also, who gives a sh** about the f***ing anthem? oh wait, i bet you guys are the type that enjoys sitting in lawnchairs in your backyard waving flags. go learn something about politics you pseudo-patriot suv driving f***s.

# May 7, 2005 @ 9:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. you suck my cock you faggot! writes:

this is to RememberMetal?- just thought you'd like to know, self righteousness is in fact a noun. falls into that fourth category, ideas. i think what you meant is "tom delay is the human embodiment of self righteousness".

# May 7, 2005 @ 9:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. BLACKDOG writes:

So your saying you don't like being an American.I've seen GODSMACK live they KICKASS !!!!

# May 7, 2005 @ 9:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. brokenwings13 writes:

He's saying that, and the reason he doesn't get that something about the National Anthem is on this site is because Sully is singing it, last time I checked, Godsmack was metal, their singer is doing something, so it falls into the category of METAL NEWS! This site is for metal news!

# May 7, 2005 @ 10:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. PorcupineOpeth99 writes:

I always lumped godsmack as kind of a really hard rock band with metal tendenciea....But the shoe fits...Their metal enough to be on this site.

# May 7, 2005 @ 10:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. you suck my cock you faggot! writes:

here's the thing, i'm very glad i am an american because we have it way better than anywhere else, however, the national anthem stands for everything i hate (the false freedoms, the hollow gestures of our govt, etc). now that that's out of the way, godsmack is lame. i had a friend that liked them, but he outgrew that lame sh** when he turned 12. their lyrics are so f***ing stale, and as far as metal goes, there is way better stuff out there. to me, nu metal is far less metal than it is mainstream rock. they're the same f***ing genre as creed! open your f***ing eyes!

# May 7, 2005 @ 11:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. BLACKDOG writes:

Stoppit ! How the hell can you even begin to put them together with CREED.CREED is not metal buy any stretch.I think your getting a little too worked up over this concept.

# May 7, 2005 @ 11:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. RememberMetal? writes:

heh....Well the song structures are similar....Themes are a world apart though....Skill wise though the 2 bands are almost equal....Godsmacks new drummer is f***ing fantastic though...Shannon Larkin is way beyond his band mates playing skill....They even admit to it in interviews, it's kinda funny.

Godsmack don't have the best lyrics, in my opinion anyway.....Some of it is just clumsy. But I'll say this for Erna, he has charisma. Even when they were a nothing $5 bar band he carried himself like he owned the whole damn neighborhood, and his voice was a compelling then as now.

I dont even own any Godsmack albums, their just not my thing....But they have my respect, their stuff has a timeless feeling to it....Not a 100 years down the line timeless, but their songs will survive the 10 and 20 year test i think.

# May 7, 2005 @ 11:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. brokenwings13 writes:

Shannon Larkin kicks a$$ on the sticks. Always has. I was very happy when I heard he was playing with them.

The list of drummers goes like this for me.....

1. Lars
2. Larkin
3. Bonham

AND CREED IS NOWHERE NEAR METAL!!

Their old stuff could be considered hard rock, but after that "With Arms Wide Open" sh*t, forget it. I'm glad they've broken up, Alter Bridge is doing way better, they don't have that egotistical Scott Stapp and his attitude holding them down anymore.

# May 8, 2005 @ 12:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. RememberMetal? writes:

Ah drummers

The often overlooked phyisical dynamos of metal, saddly this list os overlooking a million good drummers i'm sure.

my drummer list

Gene Hoglan-Strapping Young Lad, Death, Dark Angel
Josh Freese-A Perfect Circle, Filters 2nd and 3rd records, Vandals, Offspring, many others
Vinnie Paul-Pantera, Damage Plan
Joey Jordison-Slipknot (without him would these guys be anywhere near heavy?)
Morgan Rose-( does some vocals too, thats a skill ) Sevendust
Danny Carrey-Tool
Shannon Larkin-Godsmack
Matt Mcdonough-Mudvayne
Brann Dailor-Mastodon (OMFG)
Martin Lopez-Opeth same as above
Chris Penne- Dillinger Escape Plan

so many others.....

# May 8, 2005 @ 1:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. MarlaSinger writes:

nice list. Bran Dailor and Danny Carrey deserve the top i think though.

# May 8, 2005 @ 5:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. BrIaN writes:

godsmack was my favorite band until the went all soft...........

# May 8, 2005 @ 10:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. brokenwings13 writes:

How the f**k could I forget Danny Carey?

I need to quit sniffing that glue.

# May 8, 2005 @ 1:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. becka writes:

i like godsmack except their stoner remake album i got on accident i think it's called otherside. i like cat scratch fever.

# May 8, 2005 @ 1:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. becka writes:

u forgot dave grohl remembermetal? hes my favorite until he singing in foo fighters.

# May 8, 2005 @ 2:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. bradispissed writes:

none of you have it right


where the f*** is neil peart? or f***in john bonham?


# May 8, 2005 @ 3:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. KoRnFaN94 writes:

YES!!!! ok may 21st i live in mass...now directions to salem...

# May 8, 2005 @ 3:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. BLACKDOG writes:

Brad's right ! You can't leave Pert out of any drummer list.Easily one of the greatest to this day.

# May 8, 2005 @ 4:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. brokenwings13 writes:

Damn glue......

Brad, reread my first list.

# May 8, 2005 @ 4:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. BLACKDOG writes:

Rush is still an incredible band.I don't know which song I like best Tom Sawyer is the obvious choice but their is just so much other great sh** ! Working man was just sick when I first herd it.I was like what the f*** is this BULLsh** that I'm not supposed to like, Oh f*** IT !!!Play the whole damn record.

# May 8, 2005 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. smacked writes:

well im not into the whole political sh** but it'll be interesting on how godsmack does the National Anthem and like someone said earlier in the post if he'll be all YEAH!!!!! that be godsmack right there well lets jus see how it all goes down LMAO Creed metal thats funny *tells people who say creeds metal* "JU A FUNNY GUY" (the great and wonderful AL Pacino) no no creed is same genre as nickelback godmack is more in a deftones genre and doesnt Sully do not like creed. htf did i get to this anyway its sully godsmack but the national anthem is jus a big lie "FREEDOM OF SPEECH" tell a cop f*** you you get your under a rest crap for what "FREEDOM OF SPEECH" yeah ok wtfe. yay godsmack!

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38. brokenwings13 writes:

Smacked, do you mind putting that into English for the rest of us?

# May 11, 2005 @ 11:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. metal is the answer writes:

yea, seriously, i didnt understand a word of ur post

# May 11, 2005 @ 11:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. smacked writes:

haha okay lets see here lets go slow. I did say that'll be crazy Godsmack doing the National Anthem and like somebody said earlier in the post if he said YEAH!! like he does in his song. ohh yeah and the whole thing on how people say Creed metal LMAO in the words of Scarface "Ju a Funny Guy" creed is more on the same music level as nickelback. And Godsmack is more on the music level as maybe deftones. besides i think sully said he doesnt even like creed. basically im saying Godsmack doing the national anthem its like okay do what you want but its the national anthem which i think is jus a lie besides its GODSMACK! this should be interesting well hopefully that was better for you to understand and if it wasnt then screw my post jus ignore heh

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41. DevilTrigger7 writes:

that is the fuking sh** and im going to c it

# May 12, 2005 @ 2:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. brokewings13 writes:

That's better.

# May 12, 2005 @ 3:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. ZerO writes:

remember metal, you forgot matt from mudvayne and dave grohl.

# May 12, 2005 @ 4:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. brokenwings13 writes:

But that's his drummer's list.

# May 12, 2005 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. faceless777 writes:

GODSMACK OWNS!
ANYONE WHO DISAGREES IS A DUMBASS

# May 14, 2005 @ 7:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. RememberMetal? writes:

nope i mentioned Matt from Mudvayne. Grohl is quite excellent but he's sort of a given..

Everyone knows Grohl and Bonham, I figured mentioning them would be kinda needless. They will go down as drum gods, I just mentioned the guys who might get overlooked by the sands of time.....cruel cruel sands of time.

# May 14, 2005 @ 8:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. BLACKDOG writes:

How about Phil Collins yeah baby Yeah YEAH !!!

# May 14, 2005 @ 8:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. BLACKDOG writes:

Ok it's a joke .... You don't get it ? Never mind .

# May 14, 2005 @ 8:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. timtom writes:

actually phil collens owns them all....cept for Peart, Hoglan and Freese and maybe mastodons drummer i havent heard much of them...btw i dont like phil collins i just appriciate that he kicks a$$ at drums

# May 16, 2005 @ 3:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. timtom writes:

and danney carrey would whoop him too... those are just the ones on that list that collins beats....alot of other drummers would destroy him... i dont even want to get into it right now im too.....nvm

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