Godsmack’s Sully Erna Planning Special 50th Birthday Party

UPDATE: It has now been confirmed that the party will take place in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico at Cabo Wabo Cantina on February 3.

Original Story:

Godsmack’s Sully Erna has revealed that he is planning a special 50th birthday party at a secret location. His solo band and Godsmack are both expected to play at the event. Keep an eye on Erna’s social media accounts to get more info when it becomes available.


Godsmack Are “Almost Done” With Their New Album, Post Teaser

Godsmack have revealed that they are “almost done” with their new album. With this news, the band also posted the below teaser:

Godsmack Recruit Producer Erik Ron For New Album

Sully Erna has confirmed that him and Erik Ron will be producing the new Godsmack album. He also offered a bit of a timeline during an interview with metal-heads.de:

“Right [after I am done with] this [solo] tour, [I go] right into the studio, record the new GODSMACK record this winter. The [first] single will probably come out sometime around January and then hopefully we’ll have the record in everyone’s hands by April.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Godsmack Pay Tribute To Chester Bennington & Chris Cornell, Discuss The Band’s New Direction

Godsmack paid tribute to both Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell during their August 9 show at Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA. You can see footage of them performing Linkin Park’s “Crawling” and Temple Of The Dog’s “Hunger Strike” below:

In other news, Sully Erna and Shannon Larkin were recently interviewed by WFMZ-TV, and talked a bit about their new direction. Erna said the following when asked if their new album has a theme:

“Not so much a theme, but we have made a conscious decision to kind of change the game a bit. This show [Musikfest] we’re kind of marking as the last of the nostalgic Godsmack shows, and from this point forward, we’re gonna kind of open a new chapter in our career and go for a new sound, a new stage and a new look for the band. We’re gonna change things up enough, maintain the integrity of what we are and what we do. But it feels so far that the writing is going a little bit more down into a commercial, mainstream kind of feel. But, again, without losing the power and the stuff that we built our heritage on.”

[via Loudwire]

Godsmack Hope To Release New Single In January

Godsmack’s Sully Erna was interviewed by Nivens of 98.9 The Rock during the Rockfest in Kansas City, and he was asked bout the band’s new album progress. He responded with the following:

“I’ve been working on it all year. Everyone’s been writing. That’s our main focus again right now — getting a new record out.”

He also added the following when asked when fans will have a chance to hear new music:

“Definitely next year. We’re gonna try to time this so we can drop the single right at the beginning of the year, January, and maybe drop the record by first week in April at the latest.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Sully Erna Says Godsmack Is “Not Making Any Promises” About Performing Debut Album In Full

Godsmack’s Sully Erna recently said the band may play their first album in full on a 2018 tour to celebrate its 20th anniversary, but now he has dialed back a bit on his comments. During an interview with Minneapolis 93X’s Lyndsy Marie he said the following about the possibility of performing the effort:

“We don’t know that yet. That’s been circulating because I opened my mouth a little bit soon, but as we get deeper into writing this new record that may change. So we’re not making any promises on that yet.”