A 15-minute audio interview with GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna, conducted on April 25 by "The BJ Shea Morning Experience" on the Seattle station 99.9 KISW, has been posted online at this location.
In other news, GODSMACK will be taping an appearance on NBC-TV's "Last Call with Carson Daly" on Wednesday, May 3. The band will perform 2-4 songs at the event, the attendance to which is by invitation only. To obtain tickets to attend the taping, visit www.1iota.com and follow the instructions.
As previously reported, GODSMACK's latest CD, "IV", is on track to sell more than 200,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at No. 1 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. The official sales figures and chart positions will be released a week from today (May 3).
Erna recently admitted to Launch Radio Networks that he was going through some rough times while making "IV", a period that included putting the brakes on smoking and drinking. But Erna wanted to make it clear that he hasn't exactly turned into a saint either. "I didn't completely quit drinking," he said. "But I did, for nine months. I stopped, I didn't touch a drop of alcohol. Me and Shannon (Larkin, drummer) probably quit smoking cigarettes forever, thank God. I mean, now it's like, I'm back to having a few beers casually with my boys or a glass of wine or something like that, and it's all under wraps, you know what I mean? I got off the hard liquors and all that stuff 'cause it was just, it was getting dangerous."
Sully Erna is working on a song with magician Criss Angel for Angel's upcoming album. The pair have taken the theme song from Angel's A&E series, "Mindfreak", and are reworking it, according to Billboard.com. Former EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt is also playing on the track.
Erna also plans to appear on the new season of "Mindfreak", which begins on May 31.
GODSMACK's upcoming North American tour (set to kick off in September) will be a three-band package, featuring an as-yet-undisclosed co-headliner (rumored to be ROB ZOMBIE) and an opening act, to be announced at a later date. The band will perform tonight (Wednesday, April 26) on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and Friday (April 28) on ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"