GODSMACK Set 'Serenity' As Next Single

GODSMACK have set "Serenity" as the next single from the band's latest CD, "Faceless".

"Serenity" goes for official adds at radio on June 17, but many stations are already playing the tune. A video will be shot in the coming weeks with a yet-to-be-named director.

The song was written by GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna in tribute to RUSH drummer Neil Peart, a childhood role model for the singer before he traded in drums for a mic and PA. Erna wrote the song after reading the book "Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road", penned by Peart about the journey he took around the country to cope with the tragic loss of his daughter and wife.

"The book is so amazing," Erna told MTV.com. "He jumped on his motorcycle and within 14 months, drove 55,000 miles across the world. His experience about healing himself on the road inspired me to write this dark, tribal song."

GODSMACK's third full-length CD, "Faceless", was recently certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), signifying sales of more than 1,000,000 units. The band reached this benchmark a mere five weeks after the album's release in April. The CD debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.

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