Shinedown have topped Billboard’s list of the “Top Ten Greatest Mainstream Rock Artists Of All Time.” The band finished ahead of Godsmack, Three Days Grace, Van Halen, Disturbed, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Five Finger Death Punch, Seether, Foo Fighters, and Metallica.
“There are no words to describe how this feels… To the fans/family, we say thank you. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again… we only have one boss… It’s everyone in the audience…
Thank you, Billboard, for this incredible acknowledgment. Thank you, Atlantic Records, promotion and In De Goot Entertainment for always believing in us, and allowing us to not only be an artist, but to be ourselves. We LOVE YOU… And to ALL of terrestrial radio, thank you for being there from the beginning… We are just getting started. Onward and upwards we RISE together.”
Guitarist Zach Myers added:
“As you know, around here we don’t celebrate the accolades of this business to often… It’s kinda like monopoly money… fun to walk around with… but what’s it worth? Today I’ll celebrate this… then tomorrow, me and my three best friends will try and figure out what’s next. Forever grateful for y’all… What a ride, man…”