In the ever-changing landscape of the music industry, it seems that no one is ever truly done or retired, especially in the world of metal. Farewell tours that never really end and bands that reunite after swearing they’ll never come back are not uncommon occurrences. And now, it appears that Godsmack is joining the ranks of those who have walked back their claims of being done with making new music.
In a recent interview with 105.7 The Point, Godsmack addressed the rumors and speculation surrounding their supposed retirement from writing new music. While they initially stated that their latest album would likely be their last full body of work, they have now clarified that they are not completely closing the door on future musical endeavors.
Lead vocalist Sully Erna explained,
“We love each other. It’s not even a ‘like’; it’s like a deep love. We really do love and respect each other. We’ve jumped over so many mountains and climbed so many hills, and there’s been a lot of complications along the way, so it wasn’t a walk in the park by no means. But it’s something to celebrate, because here we are; we get along better than ever. The music is still relevant [and] we’re still doing big shows. It’s really a blessing.
“And now we’re even at an age, our daughters, we can hang out with them now as humans, as adults. And it’s cool. Maybe we missed a big chunk of the beginning, but the moms were there to nurture them and help with that. We were the providers, but now it’s like coming around where they really enjoy coming to see us and coming to see the shows and that kind of thing. My daughter actually is living with me right now. So it’s really cool, man. And I love this stage of the career that we’re at.
“Listen, you can never say never. We don’t know if we’re gonna put out a single here or there we don’t know if we’re gonna do a collaboration here or there. We just know that right now, what feels right for this moment, and it’s why we took the steps to announce it, was that we really do believe this will probably be the last full body of work from Godsmack But we’re not going anywhere either. We’re still coming out. We’re gonna be doing live shows and we’re gonna tour and honor the career and do kind of a greatest-hits show.”
While Godsmack may not be committing to another full album at the moment, they are leaving the door open for potential future releases. They acknowledge that they are still passionate about creating music and are open to the possibility of sharing new songs with their fans in different formats, such as singles or collaborations.
It’s important to remember that artists evolve and their creative journeys are not always linear. What may feel right for them now could change in the future. As grown adults who have achieved great success in their careers, Godsmack has the freedom to explore different avenues and follow their artistic instincts.
So, while this may not be the end of Godsmack’s musical journey, it does mark a significant moment in their career. Their latest album, which they believe will likely be their last full body of work, represents a culmination of their artistic expression up to this point. It’s a moment to celebrate their achievements and appreciate the impact they have had on the hard rock genre.
In conclusion, Godsmack has walked back their claim of being done with making new music, leaving the door open for future musical endeavors. While they may not release another full album, fans can still look forward to potential singles or collaborations in the future. The band’s evolution and willingness to follow their artistic instincts are a testament to their passion for music and their commitment to their fans.
GODSMACK AND STAIND 2023 TOUR DATES:
Tue Jul 25 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater
Wed Jul 26 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Fri Jul 28 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
Sat Jul 29 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Sun Jul 30 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Wed Aug 02 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Thu Aug 03 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Sat Aug 05 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
Sun Aug 06 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
Tue Aug 08 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Wed Aug 09 – Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
Thu Aug 10 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sat Aug 12 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center
Sun Aug 13 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater
Wed Aug 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Fri Aug 18 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
Sun Aug 20 – Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
Thu Aug 24 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
Sat Aug 26 – Las Vegas, NV – Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Sun Aug 27 – San Diego, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Thu Aug 31 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater