GODSMACK will release its "greatest hits" album, "Good Times Bad Times....Ten Years of Godsmack" on December 4 via Universal Republic. The 16-track collection is loaded with career-defining milestones and seminal GODSMACK classics. Among the songs included are the band's clarion call "Whatever", their breakthrough #1 rock mainstream smash "Awake", "I Stand Alone" (2002's most played rock radio song of the year), "Speak" (the #1 rock cut from their 2006 album "IV"), and a rare GODSMACK cover of LED ZEPPELIN's classic 1969 debut single "Good Times, Bad Times".
Considered one of the definitive alternative hard rock bands of the modern era, the Boston-based group stormed on to the music scene in 1998 with their masterful self-titled debut album, and have never looked back. The only rock band to have scored 13 Top 10 hits in the Active Rock format, their most recent album, "IV", debuted at #1 on The Billboard 200 chart (their second #1 debut following 2003's "Faceless") and harking back to the thunderous arc of multiplatinum masterpieces like their five-million-selling breakthrough debut album and 2000's "Awake", as well as the more subtle flexing heard on their 2004 acoustic EP "The Other Side".
"Good Times Bad Times....Ten Years of Godsmack" track listing:
01. Good Times Bad Times
03. Keep Away
05. Bad Religion
08. I Stand Alone
09. Straight Out Of Line
12. Running Blind
15. Shine Down
16. The Enemy
GODSMACK filmed a video for its cover version of LED ZEPPELIN's "Good Times, Bad Times" on October 20 on the corner of Milk Street and Oliver Street in Boston's financial district.
The band will take an extended, indefinite break following the release of the hits compilation, but singer Sully Erna had a message for all the fans that have stuck with GODSMACK for the past decade: "I want to say thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for the support and the love that you've given this band over the years. 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."
GODSMACK might play some acoustic shows in November around the release of "Good Times, Bad Times".
ANOTHER ANIMAL, featuring GODSMACK guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill and drummer Shannon Larkin, released its self-titled debut disc on October 2. The new outfit also includes original GODSMACK guitarist Lee Richards and former UGLY KID JOE frontman Whitfield Crane.
ANOTHER ANIMAL is currently on the road with labelmates ALTER BRIDGE.