GODSMACK Frontman Says Kids Are 'Too Protected Nowadays'

Weed Street Journal recently conducted an interview with GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Weed Street Journal: Are you aging gracefully or are you fighting it tooth and nails?

Sully: I'm definitely fighting it. [laughs] I work out every day. I started with my ex-girlfriend, who was a volleyball player. I got addicted to it. It just makes me feel better physically. I used to be on a lot of drugs and stuff. So it's good just to feel healthy. After we broke up, I just kept working out. Am I aging gracefully? You'd have to ask my friends or my fans. Actually, you would probably get a more honest answer from my fans. [laughs]

Weed Street Journal: Being a father, do you find that you are more protective because of the things you got into as a kid?

Sully: Well, of course you want to be. But I think kids are too protected nowadays. Parents don't let their children experience enough. I was raised in a tough neighborhood, where there was a lot of drugs, gangs and crime. It made me who I am today. I think that parents should let their children lose at board games and such. Otherwise, they grow up being spoiled and unaware of the real world. I think parents should sit their kids down and talk to them when they lose at baseball or whatever. Otherwise, when they grow up, they can't accept it when they go to a job interview but don't get the job.

Weed Street Journal: What do want your legacy to be? What do you want to be remembered by?

Sully: Wow! Nobody's ever asked me that before. Good question! I hope to be remembered as just a great person. I don't want to be remembered as the man who changed the world, honestly. I want to be remembered as being a little bit valuable… just a nice guy.

Weed Street Journal: Do you plan on doing another solo album?

Sully: Oh, definitely. I want to do it all. I want to play music, write, act, do a soundtrack. I just finished this album and we are just starting the tour for it. It's in the future. I want the brand Sully Erna to continue to grow.

Read the entire interview from Weed Street Journal.

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