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JERRY CANTRELL: Upcoming Solo Album To Feature DROPBOX Singer?

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has reportedly approached DROPBOX frontman John Kosco about appearing on his upcoming solo album. Contact between Cantrell and Kosco was apparently made via Dave Jerden, the producer of the DROPBOX album who more famously recorded JANE'S ADDICTION and ALICE IN CHAINS. DROPBOX, GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna's first signing ...

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RED SOX Players Join GODSMACK On Stage

Several members of the Red Sox team, fresh from their ALCS win against archrivals the New York Yankees, joined GODSMACK onstage at a private party near Fenway Park Thursday (Oct. 21) to celebrate. Ball players Johnny Damon, Mark Bellhorn, Kevin Millar, Dave McCarty and others helped sing the finale "I Stand Alone". "For us, it's ...

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GODSMACK Singer: I Want A Republican As President

Launch Radio Networks reports: As the Presidential election looms closer, more and more artists seem to be coming out in support of John Kerry. But don't count GODSMACK singer Sully Erna among those Kerry supporters. Erna differs from many musicians in that he's not in favor of the Democratic candidate for President. Although he's not ...

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MELIAH RAGE: Festival Appearances Announced

Reunited Boston-based metallers MELIAH RAGE are scheduled to appear at two upcoming New England area heavy metal music festivals that are doubling as CD release parties. Formed in Boston in 1986 (and featuring GODSMACK's Sully Erna on drums for the release of "Unfinished Business"), MELIAH RAGE recently returned after a 10-year absence from the studio ...

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MELIAH RAGE To Release New Album This Month

Screaming Ferret Wreckords has set an August 24 release date for the new MELIAH RAGE album, "Barely Human". A major North American tour will follow. Guitarists Anthony Nichols and Jim Koury, and bass guitarist Jesse Johnson, all original members, are joined by new vocalist Paul Souza and drummer Barry Spillberg (formerly of WARGASM) on "Barely ...

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GODSMACK Attend INDY 500 Celebrity Parade

GODSMACK were among the stars on hand for the Indianapolis 500 Celebrity Parade on Sunday (May 30) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Check out pictures from Wire Image. GODSMACK are currently taking a break from live performances before resuming their tour with METALLICA on August 16 in St. Paul/Minneapolis. As for ...

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GODSMACK: New Single Available For Download

The new acoustic GODSMACK single, "Running Blind", has been made available for download in MP3 format at this location. "Running Blind" comes off the group's all-acoustic EP, "The Other Side", due on March 16 through Republic/Universal Records. The set was originally intended to drop last fall, but the band decided to postpone its ...

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GODSMACK: Headlining Tour Announced

Beginning in early April, GODSMACK will play 13 shows with ILL NIÑO and their pals DROPBOX, the first band signed to GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna's new label, Realign, according to MTV.com. GODSMACK's acoustic EP, "The Other Side", comes out on March 16. DROPBOX's self-titled debut drops April 13. The disc was produced by Dave Jerden ...

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GODSMACK To Release Acoustic EP In March

GODSMACK's all-acoustic "The Other Side" EP finally will hit shelves March 16. The set originally was intended to drop last fall. "We haven't put it out yet because 'Faceless' still has legs and we didn't want to interrupt the momentum," singer Sully Erna told MTV.com. "['The Other Side'] will keep GODSMACK in the public eye ...

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GODSMACK Frontman Realigns With The Group's Original Guitarist

DROPBOX, GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna's first signing to Re-Align/Republic/Universal Records, will release their self-titled debut album March 2, 2004. DROPBOX formed in 2002, after Erna introduced Lee Richards, GODSMACK's original guitarist, to vocalist John Kosco. Erna says "I had met this vocalist John Kosco backstage at one of my shows in New York. I put ...

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GODSMACK: Acoustic EP Delayed To 2004

GODSMACK's acoustic E.P., "The Other Side", has been delayed from a November 18 release to mid-2004, a management spokesperson confirmed Thursday (October 23). The release was delayed in order to continue promotional efforts for the band's third full-length album, "Faceless", which came out earlier this year. There's no specific release date yet for "The Other ...

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GODSMACK: 'The Other Side' Track Listing Announced

Despite rumors to the contrary, GODSMACK intend to go through with their previously announced plans of releasing an acoustic EP on November 18. Titled "The Other Side", the disc features seven tracks recorded earlier this year in Hawaii after the band finished their tour of Asia. Among the cuts recorded for the EP are two ...

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GODSMACK Rethink Acoustic EP Idea

GODSMACK appear to have changed their minds about releasing an all-acoustic EP, titled "The Other Side", next month through their label, Republic/Universal Records. The band recorded acoustic versions of "Serenity" and seven other songs during sessions in Hawaii this summer with producer David Bottrill. A tentative Nov. 18 release date is set, but LiveDaily.com quotes ...

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Early HADES Material To See Light Of Day

HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo has sent us the following update on his current activities: "Monster Records in San Antonio contacted me a few months ago. They plan to release some old HADES recordings from the early '80s with our original vocalist Paul Smith. There were a bunch of live 2-track plus 16 track songs we ...

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GODSMACK Drummer: 'We Are METALLICA Junior!'

GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin recently spoke to Canada's Chart Attack about the group's upcoming support slot on METALLICA's Fall 2003 European tour. "If anything, we're the perfect band [to open for METALLICA]," Larkin exclaimed. "We're METALLICA Jr. — we admit it [laughs], you know? And Sully [Erna]'s voice is a lot like James [Hetfield]'s. If ...

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GODSMACK To Support METALLICA In Europe

GODSMACK have been officially confirmed as the opening band for METALLICA on their upcoming European tour. The band were previously scheduled to open for OZZY OSBOURNE on his European trek, but ended up pulling out of the tour — as well as their own headlining dates on the continent — due to unspecified "scheduling conflicts." ...

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TOMMY LEE Recruits Top Musicians For Upcoming 'Drummers' Album

SEVENDUST's Morgan Rose, FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl, GODSMACK vocalist Sully Erna and JANE'S ADDICTION's Stephen Perkins have been approached by former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee about contributing to a drummers album that Lee is putting together. The disc, currently in the planning stages, will feature a variety of multi-talented stick-bashers on various instruments, ...

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GODSMACK To Show 'The Other Side' In November

GODSMACK have set "The Other Side" as the title for their upcoming eight-song acoustic album, featuring four new songs and four unplugged versions of album cuts, according to MTV.com. Two of the previously unreleased tracks, "Running Blind" and "Voices", are old songs GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna wrote but never recorded, one will be by DROPBOX, ...

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