GODSMACK Drummer Says ANOTHER ANIMAL Enabled Him To Return Favor That Was 'Life-Changing'

The Pulse of Radio reports: GODSMACK side project ANOTHER ANIMAL releases its self-titled debut disc on Tuesday (October 2), featuring GODSMACK guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill and drummer Shannon Larkin. The new outfit also includes original GODSMACK guitarist Lee Richards and former UGLY KID JOE frontman Whitfield Crane. Larkin told The Pulse of Radio that he personally wanted to bring Crane into the band to repay him for giving Larkin a job with UGLY KID JOE during the peak of that band's success. "He took me out of one of the darkest places in my life, when I was ready to just quit the music business," he said. "Well, Whit was in his own dark place, so I got to call him and say, 'Dude, guess what? I have this side project, so I'm offering you a chance now to be back on a major label and get your voice on the radio again. I was able to return a favor that was life-changing for me."

ANOTHER ANIMAL begins a tour with labelmates ALTER BRIDGE on Tuesday in Tallahassee, Florida.

The first single from ANOTHER ANIMAL's album is called "Broken Again".

GODSMACK will celebrate its 10th anniversary later this year with a greatest-hits collection and possibly some acoustic shows, after which the quartet will take an extended hiatus. The hits package is slated to include at least one previously unheard recording, a cover of LED ZEPPELIN's "Good Times, Bad Times".

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