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From left to right: Tony Rombola, Sully Erna, Criss Angel, Shannon Larkin, Robbie Merrill.
From left to right: Tony Rombola, Sully Erna, Criss Angel, Shannon Larkin, Robbie Merrill.
Background information
Origin Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Genre(s) Heavy metal, hard rock, post-grunge
Years active 1996–present
Label(s) Universal/Republic
Associated
acts
Another Animal
Dropbox
Fuel
Ugly Kid Joe
Website http://www.godsmack.com/
Members
Sully Erna
Tony Rombola
Robbie Merrill
Shannon Larkin
Former members
Tommy Stewart
Lee Richards
Joe D'arco

Godsmack is an American heavy metal band from Massachusetts formed in 1996. Led by founder, frontman, and songwriter Sully Erna, the band have released four studio albums, one EP, three DVDs, and are releasing a greatest hits collection on December 4, 2007. God Smack is a song by the Seattle grunge group Alice in Chains, from their breakthrough album Dirt. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 512 pixelsFull resolution‎ (828 × 530 pixels, file size: 1. ... Criss Angel (born Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos on December 19, 1967) is an American magician, musician, mentalist, hypnotist, escapologist, stunt performer, and actor. ... Nickname: Location in Essex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Essex Settled 1626 Incorporated 1626 A City 1836 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Kimberley Driscoll Area  - Total 18. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Post-grunge is a very diverse subgenre of alternative rock music that emerged in the mid-1990s immediately following the downfall of grunge music as an offshoot. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Universal Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group. ... Republic Records logo. ... Another Animal is an alternative metal/hard rock supergroup formed by members of Godsmack and Ugly Kid Joe. ... Dropbox was a five-piece rock band signed by Sully Erna of Godsmack. ... Fuel is a rock/post grunge band formed by Carl Bell, Jeff Abercrombie, and Brett Scallions in 1989. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sully Erna (born Salvatore Paul Erna February 7, 1968 in Lawrence, Massachusetts), is both the vocalist and primary songwriter for the hard rock/heavy metal band, Godsmack. ... // Tony Rombola was born November 24, 1964 in Norwood, Massachusetts. ... Robbie Merrill (born June 13, 1963 in Lawrence, Massachusetts) is a founding member of and bass guitarist for the heavy metal band Godsmack. ... Shannon Larkin (born April 24, 1967) is the current drummer for Godsmack. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Sully Erna (born Salvatore Paul Erna February 7, 1968 in Lawrence, Massachusetts), is both the vocalist and primary songwriter for the hard rock/heavy metal band, Godsmack. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Godsmack have sold nearly 12 million albums in the U.S., and an additional 1 million worldwide.[1] The band have had two #1 albums (Faceless and IV) on the Billboard 200. They have had thirteen top ten modern rock singles as well as four modern rock #1 singles, a debut album selling over five million copies in two years and have also been nominated for three Grammy Awards. Faceless is Godsmacks third album. ... IV is Godsmacks fourth studio album (not counting the acoustic EP release The Other Side). ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Contents

History

In February 1995, Sully Erna wanted to start a new band as the lead singer after playing the drums for more than 23 years, including over 2 years in the now defunct band Strip Mind.[2] Later that year, Erna called his friend Robbie Merrill, asking if he wanted to start writing music, and Merrill agreed.[3] His new band The Scam formed with Erna on vocals, Merrill on bass, local guitarist and friend Lee Richards on guitar, and Tommy Stewart on drums. The Scam quickly changed thier name to Godsmack, after recording one demo.[4] The newly formed band started playing small bars in their hometowns of Lawrence, Massachusetts, and Salem, New Hampshire. Godsmack started out as an Alice in Chains cover band, but moved on quickly to write their own music.[5] Locally popular songs such as “Keep Away” and “Whatever” brought them quickly to the top of the hit charts in the Boston/New England area.[2] Sully Erna (born Salvatore Paul Erna February 7, 1968 in Lawrence, Massachusetts), is both the vocalist and primary songwriter for the hard rock/heavy metal band, Godsmack. ... Robbie Merrill (born June 13, 1963 in Lawrence, Massachusetts) is a founding member of and bass guitarist for the heavy metal band Godsmack. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...   Settled: 1655 â€“ Incorporated: 1847 Zip Code(s): 01840 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... Salem is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... This article is about the grunge band. ... Keep Away is the second single from the hard rock band Godsmack from the bands breakthrough album of the same name. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...


The band’s name as stated in the home video DVD Smack This! by Merrill, “we stole it from Alice in Chains”, referring to the song “God Smack” from Alice in Chains' second studio album Dirt. However, Erna stated in a 1999 interview: “I was making fun of somebody who had a cold sore on his lip and the next day I had one myself and somebody said, 'It’s a godsmack.' The name stuck. We were aware of the Alice in Chains song but didn’t really think much about it. It’s a cool song and the name had meaning for us”.[6] Smack This is a home video by the hard rock band Godsmack, and the first DVD from the band. ... God Smack is a song by the Seattle grunge group Alice in Chains, from their breakthrough album Dirt. ... Singles from Dirt Released: 1992 Released: 1992 Released: 1993 Released: 1993 Released: 1993 Dirt is a grunge album by Alice in Chains, released on September 29, 1992 (see 1992 in music). ...

The Godsmack logo.

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Early works (1996–1997)

In 1996, Tony Rombola and Joe D'arco joined Godsmack as the guitarist and drummer, after Richards and Stewart left.[3] In the same year the band entered the studio for the first time, recording their first CD titled All Wound Up, with Erna playing drums and the rest of the band playing their respective positions.[3] The CD was recorded in just three days for 2,500 U.S. dollars.[2] For the next two years, the band played throughout the Boston area. Eventually their CD landed in the hands of “Rocko”, a DJ for Boston radio station WAAF (FM). The radio station put “Keep Away” into heavy rotation and the song rose to the #1 spot at the station very quickly.[2] Newbury Comics, a New England record store chain, agreed to sell the CD on consignment. Shortly after the success of “Keep Away”, Godsmack went back into the studio and recorded a single titled “Whatever”, which became the new local favorite on WAAF (FM).[2] // Tony Rombola was born November 24, 1964 in Norwood, Massachusetts. ... All Wound Up, the first official album by Godsmack, was released independently by EK records on July 28, 1998. ... WAAF 107. ... Keep Away is the second single from the hard rock band Godsmack from the bands breakthrough album of the same name. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...


In an interview Erna stated, “We had been selling maybe 50 copies a month at the time WAAF picked up the album. All of a sudden we started moving over a thousand records a week. It was insane. Even crazier, I was doing all this from my bedroom. After years of grinding away, things finally started taking off”.[7]


Self-titled album, success, and controversy (1998–1999)

In the summer of 1998, Universal/Republic Records signed the band onto their label. D'arco left the band for unknown reasons and was replaced by once former drummer Tommy Stewart.[3] The band’s first studio recording All Wound Up was re-mastered. The finished self-titled debut CD Godsmack was released to the public six weeks later, leading to the band’s first headlining tour, “The Voodoo Tour”.[2] After the CD’s release the band hit the road playing club shows as well as playing “Ozzfest[8] and “Woodstock '99”.[9] Roxanne Blanford from the All Music Guide gave the album three out of five stars, stating, “Godsmack confidently brought metal into the technological age”.[10] The album was the band’s first to enter the Billboard 200 at number 22,[11] and would later be certified 5x platinum by the RIAA.[12] Universal Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group. ... Republic Records logo. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Godsmack was the first major label album by the band Godsmack. ... Ozzfest is an annual tour of the United States (and in some years, Europe) featuring performances by many Heavy Metal, Metalcore, Death Metal, Hardcore and Nu Metal groups. ... Woodstock 1999, held July 23-25, 1999 was the second music festival, after Woodstock 94, that attempted to emulate the success of the original Woodstock Festival of 1969. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... The RIAA Logo. ...


The album caused controversy due to its “profane lyrics”, containing a substantial amount of swearing.[13] After listening to his son’s copy of the album, a father in the U.S. complained to Wal-Mart, who sold him the album, that the lyrics were offensive. Wal-Mart and Kmart took the album off the shelves, due to profane lyrics. The band and record label later added a Parental Advisory sticker to the album, and some stores ordered amended copies of the album. Erna commented on the situation to Rolling Stone magazine, stating, “Our record has been in the marketplace for more than a year now without a parental advisory sticker and this is the one and only complaint…. Stickers and lyrics are by nature subjective…. We have decided to put a sticker on the record”.[13] This controversy did not hurt album sales, but according to Erna helped, stating, “It’s almost taunting kids to go out and get the record to see what we're saying on it”.[13] Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... For the Australasian department store chain, see Kmart Australia. ... name=RIAA PA>RIAA Parental Advisory. ... This article is about the magazine. ...


Awake (2000–2002)

In 2000 Godsmack returned to the studio after the multi-platinum success of Godsmack to start recording Awake. The album was released on October 31, 2000. In 2002, the band earned a Grammy nomination in Best Rock Instrumental Performance for the song “Vampires”.[14] The album debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200, and has been certified 2x platinum by the RIAA.[11] With the release of Awake they toured Europe supporting Limp Bizkit on tour.[15] Erna said at the time, “We've been touring nonstop since August of 1998, So most of Awake was written on tour while we were ping-ponging between America and Europe, building up the band. “Ozzfest” was actually the only big tour where we rode under someone else’s wings; we did a lot of work on our own”.[16] Godsmack was the first major label album by the band Godsmack. ... Awake is Godsmacks second album. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance has been awarded since 1980. ... Vampires is the ninth track on the hard rock band Godsmacks second studio album. ... Limp Bizkit (alternately written as limpbizkit) is a nu metal and rapcore band from Jacksonville, Florida. ... Ozzfest is an annual tour of the United States (and in some years, Europe) featuring performances by many Heavy Metal, Metalcore, Death Metal, Hardcore and Nu Metal groups. ...


Two of the songs on the album were used in U.S. military commercials (“Sick of Life” and “Awake”) as background music. Erna stated, “Someone in the military is a fan, and they asked if they could use the music, and we accepted”.[17]


Faceless (2003)

In 2002, Erna was asked to write and perform a song for the soundtrack to the motion picture The Scorpion King, the third installment in the Mummy saga, it is a spin-off prequel of the Mummy series. The song Godsmack wrote and performed was titled “I Stand Alone” and became the number 1 single at Rock Radio and the most played Active Rock song in 2002 for 14 weeks straight.[18] The Scorpion King is a 2002 film starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Michael Clarke Duncan, Kelly Hu, Steven Brand, Ralf Moeller, and Grant Heslov, and is directed by Chuck Russell. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ...


With Shannon Larkin (ex Ugly Kid Joe, Souls at Zero) replacing Tommy Stewart, who left due to personal differences for the second time,[2][19] Godsmack went back into the studio to record a new album that was released in 2003 . Faceless debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 selling 211,000 copies its first week[20] and later the CD would go on to sell over 1 million copies in the United States alone.[12] The lead single “Straight Out of Line” received a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Hard Rock Performance”, losing to the Evanescence' single “Bring Me to Life”.[21][22] Shannon Larkin (born April 24, 1967) is the current drummer for Godsmack. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Souls At Zero was an American thrash metal band. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Faceless is Godsmacks third album. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Straight Out of Line is the lead single from Godsmacks third major label album Faceless. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Evanescence is a Grammy Award-winning American alternative rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1998 by singer Amy Lee and former guitarist Ben Moody. ... Fallen track listing Going Under (1) Bring Me To Life (2) Everybodys Fool (3) from the album Anywhere but Home Length 4:43 Label Wind-up Records Chronology My Immortal (9) Bring Me To Life (10) Tourniquet (11) Bring Me To Life UK DVD Bring Me to Life is...


The album’s name came to be, as stated by Larkin, “Sully and I were standing up for one more jump, we're both there buck-naked, and I look over to the left and there’s some woman who had just opened the blinds standing there with her mouth wide open”. Erna added, “She was just waking up, we go, 'Sorry', and then boom, right into the pool. The next thing we know the cops are banging on the door, and that’s sort of the point of calling the record Faceless”.[23] However in a later interview Merrill stated otherwise, making it unclear of how the albums title came to be, “It came from the band’s feeling that, despite our radio and sales success, we still flew a bit under the radar”.[24]


The Other Side EP (2004–2005)

On March 16, 2004 The Other Side, an acoustic EP was released from the band. The album debuted at number five on the U.S. Billboard 200, this is a high position for an acoustic EP.[11] It includes several previously released songs re-recorded as acoustic versions, as well as three new acoustic tracks. One new song, “Touché”, featured Godsmack’s first guitar player, Lee Richards, as well as John Kosco, who were at that time in the now defunct band Dropbox,[25] The other two new acoustic tracks were “Running Blind” and “Voices”.[26] The song “Asleep” is actually an acoustic version of “Awake” from the band’s second album Awake.[27] is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Other Side is an acoustic album by heavy metal band Godsmack, released in 2003. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Touché is the second and last single from the hard rock band Godsmacks acoustic EP The Other Side. ... Dropbox was a five-piece rock band signed by Sully Erna of Godsmack. ... Running Blind is the first single from the hard rock band Godsmacks acoustic EP The Other Side. ... Awake is the lead single from the hard rock band Godsmacks second album of the same name. ... Awake is Godsmacks second album. ...


In 2004, they were opening for Metallica’s “Madly in Anger with the World Tour”,[28] and headlining the tour along with Dropbox during the summer. Afterwards they did acoustic shows for their newly released EP The Other Side in the fall of 2004, while still opening for Metallica.[29] Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... The Madly in Anger with the World Tour was a year-long concert tour by Metallica that took place in 2003 and 2004, in connection with their St. ...


The band transcended from their “heavy” sound to a more mellow acoustic sound on this EP in the same manner Alice in Chains did in the Sap and Jar of Flies EPs. This is one of the many comparisons to Alice in Chains that the band have been criticized for since their formation.[30] Sap is an Alice in Chains studio EP, released on March 21, 1992 through Columbia Records. ... Jar of Flies is an Alice in Chains studio EP, released on January 25, 1994. ...


IV (2006)

On April 25, 2006 Godsmack released their fourth studio album simply titled IV, followed by a tour that would go on through August 2007, titled “The IV tour”.[31] The album was produced by Erna and engineered by the well known producer and engineer Andy Johns, known for engineering Led Zeppelin’s Led Zeppelin IV.[32] The first single from the album, “Speak” was released on February 14, 2006. The album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 211,000 copies in its first week.[5] IV has since been certified platinum.[12] The band had written over forty songs for the album, but the final track listing had eleven tracks, Larkin commented, “It’s Sully’s band and his vision. He sifted through all the music and picked the songs that he wanted on the album. We all said 'all right'. He’s always had the vision of everything Godsmack from the artwork to the production to the engineer to the studio to what TV shows we play. Everything. When it comes time to pick the songs it’s all Sully”.[33] is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... IV is Godsmacks fourth studio album (not counting the acoustic EP release The Other Side). ... Andy Johns, younger brother of famous Olympic Studios engineer Glyn Johns and uncle of Kings of Leon and Ryan Adams producer Ethan Johns (son of Glyn Johns) is a prolific engineer and producer. ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... The untitled fourth album of English rock band Led Zeppelin was released on November 8, 1971. ... Speak is the lead single by the American hard rock group Godsmack. ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


The name not only came to, from being the band’s fourth studio album, but also a comical story as stated by Larkin and Erna,

"Absolutely, man. We have this security guy, a big, tough guy named J.C. He’s another Boston guy. And in Boston it’s “fou.” They don’t really have the “R.” It’s not “four,” it’s “fou.” He’d be hanging around backstage and chicks would walk by and he would rate them from one to 10. But if it wasn’t a 10, there was no one, two, three, five, six. It was always you were a 10 or a fou. He just pulled the funniest things. Sometimes, he’d just hold up four fingers and wouldn’t have to say it anymore and we’d all just bust out laughing. And then the funniest one, this guy walked by with a chick on each arm and he goes, “Hey, bub, two fous don’t make an eight!” So when it came up, it’s our fourth full-length record, everybody was like, “Fou!” And we were like, “That’s it, man.” We’re not trying to break any records for originality here. I know that there’s Led Zeppelin IV, Foreigner IV, a million IVs. We just thought it’s fitting”.[1][34] The untitled fourth album of English rock band Led Zeppelin was released on November 8, 1971. ... This article is about the 1981 album by Foreigner. ...

Greatest hits and hiatus (2007–present)

To celebrate ten years as a band, Godsmack will be releasing a greatest hits album entitled Good Times, Bad Times... Ten Years of Godsmack on December 4, 2007. It will include a cover of the Led Zeppelin song “Good Times, Bad Times”, as well as the Godsmack’s acoustic performance in Las Vegas. The album was originally intended to be a boxed set, but the band scrapped the plans so they could release a best of album. Godsmack will be following the release of the album with an acoustic tour.[35] A greatest hits album (sometimes referred to as a best of album) is a compilation album of successful, previously released songs by a particular music artist or band. ... Good Times, Bad Times. ... is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... Alternate Cover single cover Audio sample Info (help· info) Good Times Bad Times is a song by English rock band Led Zeppelin, featured as the opening track on their 1969 debut album Led Zeppelin. ... For other uses, see Las Vegas (disambiguation) and Vegas (disambiguation). ...


In an interview regarding rumors of an “indefinite hiatus”, Erna, is quoted as saying, “We're not going away, we are just gonna take a break and enjoy our 10th year anniversary and kind of recharge our batteries. And then Godsmack will be back, and we will come back bigger and badder than ever”.[35]


Influences

The band’s primary influences include Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Judas Priest, Rush, and Alice in Chains according to Erna, Larkin, and Rombola.[32][36][37] Erna’s style of singing mirrors that of Layne Staley’s the singer of a '90s heavy metal band Alice in Chains, and Erna has cited Staley as his primary influence.[38] The overall sound of the band’s first two albums sound similar to the sound of the Alice in Chains album, Dirt, according to Subvulture.com.[39] More recently, Godsmack have attempted to distance themselves from the Alice in Chains comparison with Erna stating in an interview with Matt Ashare, “I've just never really heard that in our music”.[40] For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... For other uses, see Judas priest (curse). ... Rush is a Canadian rock band comprising bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. ... This article is about the grunge band. ... Layne Thomas Staley (August 22, 1967 - ca. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Singles from Dirt Released: 1992 Released: 1992 Released: 1993 Released: 1993 Released: 1993 Dirt is a grunge album by Alice in Chains, released on September 29, 1992 (see 1992 in music). ...


Style

The band’s music is often compared to Alice in Chains, which is appropriate considering Alice in Chains wrote a song called "God Smack".[41][42][43] Adrien Begrand of Popmatters states, “Erna perfectly mimics the late Layne Staley’s low, guttural, sinister singing and snarly, metal-inspired growls”-Erna's vocals also seem to be reminiscent of Metallica's James Hetfield-and, “The band’s music is a faithful retread of Jerry Cantrell’s churning, tuned-down hard rock”.[41] Katherine Turman of Amazon.com states the band has, “dark, swirling, commanding music”. She also commented on the band’s third album Faceless, “mixes arena rock in the vein of an Alice in Chains” and, “riff-heavy, layered tunes and sharp, confident bridge-burning lyrics”.[43] Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... James Alan Hetfield (born 3 August 1963, Downey, California[1]) is the main songwriter, lead vocalist, guitarist and a founding member of the American thrash/heavy metal band Metallica. ... Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. ... Amazon. ...


Erna’s singing style has been stated as “the snarl of James Hetfield”, and, “is composed of dark harmony that sounds a lot like Alice in Chains”.[44] Merrill’s bass style has been described as “bulldozer bottom with occasional slap-bass reverb”.[45] Larkin’s drumming is thought to “worship at the twin altars of Neil Peart and John Bonham”.[19] And Rombola’s guitar playing style has been praised as, “guitars that sound like percussion instruments”.[45] James Alan Hetfield (born 3 August 1963, Downey, California[1]) is the main songwriter, lead vocalist, guitarist and a founding member of the American thrash/heavy metal band Metallica. ... Neil Ellwood Peart (pronounced ) OC, (born September 12, 1952 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian musician and author. ... John Henry Bonzo Bonham (May 31, 1948 – September 25, 1980) was an English drummer and member of the English rock band Led Zeppelin. ...


Band members

Current members

Sully Erna (born Salvatore Paul Erna February 7, 1968 in Lawrence, Massachusetts), is both the vocalist and primary songwriter for the hard rock/heavy metal band, Godsmack. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments, such as a cowbell, wood block, chimes or tambourines, arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ... Percussion redirects here. ... // Tony Rombola was born November 24, 1964 in Norwood, Massachusetts. ... A backup vocalist or background singer (or, especially in the U.S., backup singer or sometimes background singer) is a singer who sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, other backing vocalists, or alone but not singing the lead. ... Robbie Merrill (born June 13, 1963 in Lawrence, Massachusetts) is a founding member of and bass guitarist for the heavy metal band Godsmack. ... A sunburst-colored Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Shannon Larkin (born April 24, 1967) is the current drummer for Godsmack. ...

Former members

  • Lee Richards: Guitars (1996–1997)
  • Joe D'arco: Drums (1996–1997)
  • Tommy Stewart: Drums (1997–2002)

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Discography

Main article: Godsmack discography

This is the discography for the Hard rock band Godsmack. // Why?: Any Given Sunday (1999) Time Bomb: Scream 3 (2000) Goin Down: Mission: Impossible II (2000) Whatever: Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug (2001) I Stand Alone: The Scorpion King (2002) I Fucking Hate You: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse...

Main albums

Release Date Title Label Billboard 200 peak RIAA certification
August 25, 1998 Godsmack Universal/Republic #22[11] 5x Platinum[46]
October 31, 2000 Awake Universal/Republic #5[11] 2x Platinum[47]
April 8, 2003 Faceless Universal/Republic #1[11] Platinum[12]
March 16, 2004 The Other Side Universal/Republic #5[11] Gold[12]
April 25, 2006 IV Universal/Republic #1[11] Platinum[12]
December 4, 2007[12] Good Times, Bad Times... Ten Years of Godsmack Universal/Republic - -

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References

  1. ^ a b ‘Livin in Sin’ with Godsmack’s Shannon Larkin. Live-Metal.Net (2006-05-06). Retrieved on 2007-11-10.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Godsmack – Bio. Godsmack.com. Retrieved on 2007-10-10.
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