GODSMACK Frontman Comments On Boston Marathon Bombings (Audio)

On Friday, April 19, Mistress Carrie of the Worcester/Boston, Massachusetts radio station WAAF conducted an interview with GODSMACK singer Sully Erna. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.

Asked to comment on the the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people Monday, Sully said: "When this was all going down, I sat and I had a long talk with my daughter about this. 'Cause I wanna make sure that she understands that sometimes things are just out of our control; there's just bad people out there and there's not a whole lot we can do about that. But, for sure, I never want her to feel like she needs to live in fear, that she can't go to a bowling alley, that she can't go to a movie theater, things like that, because it's really, really important that we stress to everybody and help them try to remember that once we live in fear like that, then they're right, the terrorists win at that point, and that's what they wants us to be — afraid. And we're way stronger than that. Especially Boston. Boston are badass people and we don't back down from anything. And I think, if anything, this may have scared a few people, but I think it pissed everyone off, and I don't think anybody should be afraid of this kind of thing. It's just, unfortunately, a couple of sick kids that did something really bad and we'll get this behind us and we'll move on. And we'll do everything we can do to help, in the meantime, with resources or to help the families in comforting."

Police last night captured the second of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. His brother and fellow suspect was shot dead by police in a gun battle on Thursday night.

Erna last month played six solo concerts in the Northeast, kicking off at House of Blues in Atlantic City on March 22. The live shows featured songs over the span of Erna's career, including those with GODSMACK and his solo debut, "Avalon".

Interview (audio):


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