Sully Erna of GODSMACK was interviewed by Cort and Fatboy of Portland's Rock 101 KUFO on July 28, 2009 when the band performed at Crüe Fest 2. Sully discussed his solo project at length, his participation in the World Series of Poker, his relationship with Phil Hellmuth and he answered questions from hardcore fans.
You can hear the interview at www.cortandfatboy.com. It can also be streamed using the audio player below.
GODSMACK kicked off its run on this summer's Crüe Fest 2 on July 19 in Camden, New Jersey, with the tour bringing the group's nearly two-year vacation to an end. Following this trek, the quartet will go into the studio to begin recording its fifth album. Although Erna has also been working on his first solo effort, he told The Pulse of Radio he's not sure when or how that will see the light of day. "It's very epic, it's very soundtrack-ish, and I think it's important that maybe we try to find a movie for it," he said. "So until I find what the right avenue is to release it, I don't know when it's coming out and how it's coming out. I was hoping to at least release that in the meantime while GODSMACK's writing a new record. GODSMACK goes in after Crüe Fest to record the record, probably sometime this fall, and we'll release early '10."
GODSMACK recently released a new single called "Whiskey Hangover" in conjunction with its appearance on Crüe Fest 2.
The next GODSMACK album will be the band's first collection of all-new material since 2006's "IV".
In late 2007, the band released a greatest hits collection called "Good Times, Bad Times - Ten Years of Godsmack" and announced that it was going on hiatus. Erna worked on his solo album during this period, while the other three members of the group started a side project called ANOTHER ANIMAL.