Smith & Myers (Shinedown) Release New Song “Not Mad Enough” & Cover Of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World”

Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Zach Myers will be releasing a new album from their Smith & Myers project on October 9. The effort is simply titled “Volume 1” and the first two tracks from it, “Not Mad Enough” and a cover of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World,” can be found below:

“Volume 1” Track Listing:

01. “Not Mad Enough”
02. “Rockin’ In The Free World” (Neil Young cover)
03. “The Weight of It All”
04. “Better Now” (Post Malone cover)
05. “Panic”
06. “Never Tear Us Apart” (INXS cover)
07. “Coast To Coast”
08. “Valerie” (Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse cover)
09. “Since You Were Mine”
10. “Unchained Melody” (Righteous Brothers cover)

Smith said the following about the new record:

“We’ve spent a great deal of time and energy making sure this project is completely authentic. The main reason Smith & Myers exists has to do with the fans. A project that was born from multiple requests over the years has now evolved into its true identity. Make no mistake – it’s about the songs, it’s about the story, and above all it’s about the message.”

Myers added:

“It was an odd time to make a record at the beginning of a global pandemic, but the state of the world is reflected in the art we made on this album. It was some of the most creative times I’ve ever had as a musician or a songwriter. For the covers, we felt that we should approach them as a duo as if we had written the song modern day. With the originals, Brent and I had never discussed some of this subject matter before and we dug so deep while also touching on a world that’s rapidly changing around us the last eight months. We felt it would be disingenuous not to touch on social issues we ALL face as humans. We put a lot into this album and we truly hope you enjoy listening to it.”

In other news, Smith & Myers will also be playing some drive-in shows in Pennsylvania. Those will take place at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park Parking Lot on September 3, Scranton’s Circle Drive-In on September 18, and Butler’s Starlight Drive-In on September 19.

Godsmack’s Sully Erna Recruits Shinedown, Papa Roach, Staind, Etc. Members For “Live From The Living Room” Charity Fundraiser

Sully Erna (Godsmack) has announced a “Live From The Living Room” fundraiser for The Scars Foundation. The event will stream on the frontman’s YouTube channel and the Foundation’s Facebook page on August 6 at 5:00 p.m PT / 8:00 p.m. ET and it will feature Godsmack, Erna solo (feat. Chris Lester and Máiréad Nesbitt), Staind’s Aaron Lewis, Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Zach Myers, Papa Roach, Saint Asonia’s Mike Mushok and Adam Gontier, Extreme’s Nuno Bettencourt, and Sevendust’s Clint Lowery.

Erna commented:

“I had always looked for ways to give back and help others in some way after reaching certain levels of success in my life. But I could never really figure out where to dedicate my time and attention and what was important to me, or where I even had experience to offer. One day, I started thinking about my own life and being a survivor of such an extremely rough inner city and that’s where all my experience was. It was all the battle wounds and scars I’ve carried that made me stronger and made me the man I am today. Instead of being ashamed of my imperfections, or hiding from them, I learned how to embrace them and grow from those experiences. I want to share that with people and lend my stories, my experiences, and my theories on how you can overcome challenging times rather than letting them ruin your life.

And that’s why The Scars Foundation is so important to me. It’s personal. It’s my life. And it’s important that people who struggle with these mental health issues and ‘imperfections,’ or ‘scars,’ as we call them, learn how to embrace them, and show them to the world loudly and proudly!

I hope the work we do with The Scars Foundation inspires people to come forward and share their stories so that those stories inspire more people to come forward and break the silence and internal struggles.

Just remember: you’re not alone. And we’re all imperfectly perfect. Just the way we’re supposed to be!”

In addition to the livestream, fans can also participate in a charity auction HERE.

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JOIN SULLY & FRIENDS AUG 6 at 8PM EST for a very special live streaming MARATHON FUNDRAISER to benefit @thescarsfoundation ! . VISIT: for more info, to donate and BID on SIGNED GODSMACK & SULLY ERNA acoustic GUITARS as well as SULLY’S very own DRUM KIT that was used during the recording of the AWAKE ALBUM! 🤘💙 . PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD & MAKE A DIFFERENCE! . #godsmack #sullyerna #fundraiser #fundraising #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #shannonlarkin #robbiemerrill #tonyrombola #aaronlewis #sevendust #staind #saintasonia #shinedown #nunobettencourt #guitar #auction #rockandroll #rocknroll #ptsd #suicideawarenessmonth #suicideprevention #depression #anxiety #antibullying #addiction #music #recovery #musiclover #thescarsfoundation

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Smith & Myers (Shinedown) Mastering New Album

Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Zach Myers have officially finished their new Smith & Myers album. The effort, which is currently being mastered, will feature 10 original songs and 10 covers.

Smith told 104.9 The X the following about the record:

“It’s not just every song on acoustic and a vocal. There’s a bit instrumentation that’s going into this. Also, it’s a double album. So it’s 10 covers that were really picked by the audience. We allowed the audience to submit as many songs as they would like to hear me and Zach perform. Because if you go back to 2014, we did the first SMITH & MYERS, but that was for the fans. We did these two EPs, five songs apiece. They were cover songs that the audience picked. And we put it out, and, honestly, we never really thought anything from it, when we released it, but there was such a demand for it that we decided to give it a shot and try to tour it and see if anybody would come out. To our shock, a lot of people came out. And so we decided with this project that we were gonna go for it and kind of go a bit more in-depth with it.”

“So there’s 10 original SMITH & MYERS songs for the very first time, and then another batch of 10 songs that were really submitted by the audience that we looked at the percentages of everything and we picked the 10 that we felt like people really wanted to hear. And we’re in the mastering process of it right now. We’re in the home stretch of getting it prepared for the audience and for the world, and you’re gonna see some brand new news to come very, very shortly about when that’s gonna be coming out.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Shinedown’s Zach Myers Perform “Use Me” In Honor Of The Late Bill Withers

Shinedown’s Zach Myers has shared footage of himself performing “Use Me” in honor of Bill Withers, who recently passed away at the age of 81. You can watch that below:

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Neil Peart (Rush)

As previously reported, Rush’s Neil Peart has sadly passed away following a battle with brain cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer and some of the various posts can be found below:

Geddy Lee (Rush):

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Rest in peace, my brother. 💔

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett:

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins:

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

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RIP #NeiPeart

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Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath):

KISS’ Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons:

Gary Holt (Exodus):

David Ellefson (Megadeth):

Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, and Frank Bello:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):

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R.I.P. #nealpeart An extraordinary talent.

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King Diamond:

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine):

John Dolmayan (System Of A Down):

Steven Adler (ex-Guns N’ Roses):

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):

Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour):


Mike Inez (Alice In Chains):

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins):

Alex Bent (Trivium):

Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless):

Chris Jericho (Fozzy):

Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.):

Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch):

Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia, ex-Three Days Grace):

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~ Shocked. The Legend. Rest In Peace Neil Peart. 🙏🏻

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Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth, etc.):

Sacred Reich:

Matt Halpern (Periphery):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Chuck D (Public Enemy, Prophets of Rage):

Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me):

Peter Frampton:

Jack Black (Tenacious D):

Shinedown’s Brent Smith & Zach Myers To Participate In Washington, D.C. “Out Of The Darkness” Community Walk For Suicide Prevention

Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Zach Myers will be joining DC101’s One More Light walk team for the 12th annual Washington, D.C. “Out Of The Darkness” community walk on October 20. That walk will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and more than 2,500 people are expected to participate. This is just one of more than 400 “Out Of The Darkness” community walks that are set to be held nationwide this year. In total, 250,000 walkers are expected to participate around the country raising millions of dollars for suicide prevention efforts. Smith commented:

“People from all walks of life must be compassionate and understanding toward one another. When we do that, we can help save lives. We will walk on Saturday to show our support for our fellow brothers and sisters, and show the entire world that we recognize that mental health is just as real as physical health.”

Members Of Korn, Godsmack, Deftones, Etc. Pay Tribute To Vinnie Paul During Special Set At Aftershock Festival

A number of musicians took part in a special tribute for the late Vinnie Paul Abbott (Pantera, HELLYEAH) during the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA yesterday (October 13). You can see some fan-filmed footage from the set below. Among those who perfomed were Korn’s Jonathan Davis, Godsmack‘s Sully Erna and Tony Rombola, HELLYEAH‘s Kyle Sanders, Deftones‘ Stephen Carpenter, Act Of Defiance‘s Chris Broderick (ex-Megadeth), Sevendust‘s Clint Lowery and John Connolly, Shinedown‘s Zach Myers, GWAR‘s Blothar and Pustulus Maximus, Kyng‘s Pepe Clarke and Eddie Veliz, Emmure’s Frankie Palmeri, Hyro The Hero and more. It’s also worth noting that Abbott’s drum set was used for the set.

Watch Godsmack Cover AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell” With Shinedown’s Zach Myers

During their September 2 show in Wantagh, New York, Godsmack perfomed a cover of AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell” with Shinedown guitarist Zach Myers. You can see footage of that below:

Shinedown’s Brent Smith & Zach Myers Announce Acoustic Tour

Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Zach Myers will be taking their Smith & Myers project back out on the road in December/January. The duo will also be joined by special guests JR Moore and Zack Mack.

Tour Dates:

12/01 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
12/02 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues Orlando
12/04 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
12/05 – Wilmington, DE – The Queen
12/06 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
12/08 – Sayerville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
12/09 – Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim Entertainment Center
12/11 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
12/12 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
12/14 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
12/15 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
12/16 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
12/18 – Flint MI – The Machine Shop
12/19 – Flint MI – The Machine Shop
12/20 – Flint MI – The Machine Shop
01/04 – Madison, WI – Majestic Madison
01/05 – Green Bay, WI – Green Bay Distillery
01/06 – Joliet, IL – The Forge

Shinedown’s Brent Smith & Zach Myers Cover Stone Temple Pilots’ “Big Empty” In Destin, Florida

During their December 4 show in Destin, Florida, Shinedown’s Brent Smith, and Zach Myers performed a cover of Stone Temple Pilots’ “Big Empty” to pay tribute to Scott Weiland, who passed away on December 3. Check out some fan-filmed footage below: