Sully Erna
American musician
Sully Erna
Salvatore Paul "Sully" Erna, is an American vocalist and primary songwriter for the American heavy metal band, Godsmack. Erna is also a guitarist and drummer, performing these both on albums and during live shows. He has a daughter named Skylar Brooke Erna and an older sister named Maria.
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Feeling at home - Anchorage Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
But the band does share the same grunge-minded heaviness made famous by its primary influence: Lead singer Sully Erna's baritone drawl channels the late Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley, and Godsmack's backbone is built on straightforward,
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Godsmack wants to give Nikki Sixx a good smack - Gig City
Google News - over 5 years
No names are mentioned and singer Sully Erna has stubbornly declined to point fingers, but he's pretty angry at someone. That much is clear. Nice how they worked their own band name into the lyrics: “You can run your little mouth all day,
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Nu-Metal Time Machine: “Awake” By Godsmack - Ology
Google News - over 5 years
So far today, I've managed to work my ruff up into a nice mixture of DMX, crime dog Scruff McGruff, and Godsmack singer Sully Erna. It's a subtle art form, and I've taken cues from some of the best. Feel like honing your own stray dog grunt?
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Drums to battle in Godsmack show - BCLocalNews
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“We've got two giant drum sets, so me and Sully (Erna) kind of face off and battle each other back there (he laughs) during the show. It's lot's of fun. We've been together for a long time now, so we've got a lot of great songs to pick from for a great
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Davis Mansion to host blues fest; Coliseum readies for Godsmack - Bloomington Pantagraph
Google News - over 5 years
The four-man Godsmack was founded 16 years ago, with its founding father, Sully Erna, already a 23-year veteran of playing the drums. That stat is made possible by the fact that the 43-year-old began banging the skins at age 3 and playing along with
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ANOTHER ANIMAL: Brand New Promotional Photo Released - Aug. 15, 2011 - Blabbermouth.net
Google News - over 5 years
GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna issued his first solo album, "Avalon", last September and toured behind it this past May and June. GODSMACK wrapped up the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour this past weekend and will continue to tour on its own
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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA 'Pleads The Fifth' On Whether 'Cryin' Like A Bitch' is ... - Blabbermouth.net
Google News - over 5 years
In a brand new radio interview, GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna refused to say if the band's "Cryin' Like A Bitch" song was inspired by events of the 2009 Crüe Fest 2 tour, on which GODSMACK appeared alongside headliners MÖTLEY CRÜE
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ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM TOUR DETROIT LIVE REVIEW & PHOTOS - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
Of course it was a bunch of hot chicks and only one member of the band, Singer Sully Erna. He is definitely a ladies man, and a great friendly host. Drinks and booty shaking music was prevalent, with Sully getting the party started by playing some Cee
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Rockstar Mayhem Festival stomped the pedal to the metal - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
It's just you, us and some good old fashion rock n' roll," frontman Sully Erna told the crowd before the band launched into the radio-friendly, "Crying Like a Bitch!" off their new album, "The Oracle." After admitting to taking about nine shots of
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Godsmack heads for Holmdel on Mayhem Festival tour - MyCentralJersey.com
Google News - over 5 years
File photo ~ Ask Sully Erna how he thinks Godsmack will measure up against co-headliners Disturbed and Megadeth on the Rockstar Mayhem Fest and you get a take-no-prisoners response befitting the man whose gutteral, metal-inspired growls propel the
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Heavy MTL, Day 1 – Godsmack - Montreal Gazette (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
After singer Sully Erna's opening statement that there would be “no video, no pyro – just us and you and whoop-ass rock'n'roll!” there was the oomph opening Cryin' Like a Bitch and The Enemy, dark-hued and downtuned. Follow with semi-epic Love Hate Sex
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Mayhem Festival battled the heat and won in St Louis - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
However lead singer Sully Erna did not let that affect his performance at all. Vocals as strong as ever Erna led the band through highlights “The Enemy” “Speak” and “Voodoo” before getting behind a second set of drums to have a drum-off with drummer
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Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin discusses drum-offs, album delay and Another ... - The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
The second part is (singer) Sully (Erna) is very, very particular and anal about every song, every part," says drummer Shannon Larkin, over the phone during a tour stop in Manchester, England. "So it ends up taking a year-and-a-half to two years to
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Mayhem Festival light on Mayhem with Disturbed, Godsmack - AZ Central.com
Google News - over 5 years
Lead singer Sully Erna quickly let the crowd know, "There will be no video, no pyro, just us you and some good old fashion (expletive)-whooping rock and (expletive) roll" before "Cryin' Like a (Expletive)." A shirtless Erna was sporting a Boston Red
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GODSMACK Interviewed On 107.7 THE BONE (Video) - July 15, 2011 - Blabbermouth.net
Google News - over 5 years
Produced by frontman Sully Erna and Dave Fortman, who has worked with MUDVAYNE and EVANESCENCE, among others, "The Oracle" was described as another lyrical and musical touchstone for the four-member band. GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna released his debut
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Live Review: Godsmack "The Mayhem Festival" — San Bernardino, CA - Artistdirect.com
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The song swung like a sledgehammer from frontman Sully Erna's battering verse into a bruising refrain fueled by Tony Rombola's airtight axe work. "Straight Out of Line" rose from Robbie Merrill's brooding bass rumble into one of Erna's most powerful,
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GODSMACK: New Video Interview With SULLY ERNA - June 18, 2011 - Blabbermouth.net
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David "Gus" Griesinger of BackstageAxxess.com recently conducted an interview with GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna. You can now watch the chat below. Erna last month embarked on the first tour in support of his debut solo album, "Avalon"
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sully Erna
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 48
    In an interview with HardDrive, Sully Erna mentioned that he will do another solo album; although, details have not been revealed yet. On July 2016, it was announced that Sully Erna will release his second solo album Hometown Life in September 30, 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Sully Erna is good friends with Criss Angel and has participated in several episodes of the Criss Angel Mindfreak TV show. Sully's contributions to the discography of Criss Angel include co-writing and performing Mindfreaks new theme song "MF2." Sully appears in the music video along with Criss Angel and Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin. Sully Erna is also featured in Mötley Crüe music video "White Trash Circus" released on February 25, 2009. He also appeared in 2007 TV series Dirt. Sully Erna has been named to the cast of Woodhaven Pictures upcoming Army of the Damned. Also he will appear in an upcoming film titled 'Bleed for This' which is being produced by Martin Scorsese. Sully Erna have reportedly signed on to appear in the movie Street Level. He also stars in a new independent action-thriller called Black Files.
  • 2013
    Age 45
    Recently Erna said he's back and ready to play the circuit with the shot to return to 2013 summer's World Series of Poker. "I'm making my comeback!
    More Details Hide Details I've studied the game. I'm getting the itch to play poker again," Erna said during an interview with Playbook. Godsmack, Creed and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello are some of the musicians who partnered with multimedia company DC3 Music Group to fundraise and pack an MD-80 airplane with supplies and medical personnel to help in the 2010 Haiti earthquake. According to a press release, the plane was scheduled to leave from Long Beach, California on January 27, 2010 and bring 10,000 pounds of medical supplies, along with doctors and medical staff, to Port-au-Prince. Erna said in a statement, "Since I can't be there to help in person, I want to make my contribution as a fellow human being to give what I can while I'm in the fortunate situation that I am to help those that are so unfortunate in this time of tragedy."
  • 2011
    Age 43
    Sully Erna will release a very special limited-edition Avalon box set in November as well as a DVD of the Sully Erna performing songs from his debut solo album, Avalon, on December 16, 2011 at The Wilbur Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts.
    More Details Hide Details The collection includes the double-disc Avalon Live, The Making of Avalon Live documentary, The Journey to Avalon documentary, and a DVD of bloopers and outtakes. The box set also contains a pair of CDs – the original Avalon album and the Avalon Live show recording. Other items that are part of the collection include two CDs, a book, T-shirt, guitar pick, poster, incense, etc., and a custom metal Sully Erna engraved metal box with a suede lining. Only 5,000 copies will be available. A single disc standard and Blu-ray version of the show will be released on December 18, 2012.
    According to The Pulse of Radio, Sully Erna is planning his debut solo tour for sometime in early 2011, possibly in spring.
    More Details Hide Details Erna will release a live DVD, Avalon Live, in fall of 2012.
  • 2010
    Age 42
    Erna's debut solo album is titled Avalon, and it was released on September 14, 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 41
    On March 4, 2009, Blabbermouth.net reported that Erna had completed work on his first solo album, Avalon, released September 14, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Although, the single Sinner's Prayer will be on radio stations and on sale everywhere August 3, 2010. Erna described the album as being "a very different kind of sounding record," and "a huge departure from anything I've ever done." The album includes Lisa Guyer on vocals, Tim Theriault on guitars and vocals, Chris Decato on keyboards, midi and vocals, Chris Lester on acoustic guitars and bass, classically trained Irina Chirkova of Bulgaria on Cello, Niall Gregory of Ireland Dead Can Dance on drums and percussion and David Stephanelli on drums and percussion. Three days later, Rockerrazzi.com posted an interview with Erna in which he said that the record "should be out in the next two months." In further describing the album's sound, Erna said that "it's very eclectic," and "tribal" with "a lot of hand drumming" and "beautiful piano compositions." He also stated that he "worked with a percussion session for Dead Can Dance" and that the album will feature Lisa Guyer, who had performed backing vocals for the song "Hollow" on Godsmack's previous album.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 39
    Erna released a memoir entitled The Paths We Choose on his birthday, February 7, 2007.
    More Details Hide Details The book details his struggles during the first 30 years of his life, up until the time Godsmack landed a record deal. "The book is basically just my life from the time I was born until Godsmack started," Erna said. "I wanted to write about the whole experience of trying to get there, and hopefully that will inspire some people that maybe are still in the ghettos or trying to dig their way out of a hole. I mean, we're all human and we weren't born rock stars. So I think there's an interesting story to tell of the pain and struggling. You know, being middle classed and being raised in crazy neighborhoods. If kids can see that they'll be able to relate to anything they have a dream for." The book sold 100,000 copies in its first month of release, and to date has shipped 1,000,000 copies worldwide.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1993
    Age 25
    He signed his first record deal in 1993 with a band called Strip Mind.
    More Details Hide Details Their debut album What's in Your Mouth sold fewer than 50,000 units. Then some of the band members (mainly the singer) and Erna didn't get along, and he was booted out. They split-up shortly after. In Godsmack concerts he plays the bongos and a large drum set, staging a drumming duel known as Batalla de los Tambores with drummer Shannon Larkin. This battle has become a staple of the band's live show. He is also a harmonica player as present on the Godsmack song "Shine Down." It was announced that Sully will work on a solo record due out sometime in 2010, it will stray away from the hard rock of Godsmack. Sully wrapped up his acoustic tour with one final show at The House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 28. Erna has also worked with his local music scene. In April 2005, Sully participated in New Hampshire's Battle of the Bands Competition. The winner (a band called Zion who hails from Salem) had the opportunity to record a demo at Sully's California studio.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Age 0
    Born on February 7, 1968.
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