Hot off the tail with their latest release “When Legends Rise”, Metal Wani’s Adam Hayward sits down to talk to Shannon Larkin, drummer of Rock Titans Godsmack.
On playing Download:
“There’s a lot of great camaraderies backstage and the crowd is warriors, the last time and this time we played here it’s been a mud-fest, and nobody cares, they’re just here for the music, it’s very united”.
Speaking about the response from the fans on their latest record playing it live:
“It’s been great, it was a change for us, this time Sully wanted to do more of modern production, we turned 50 years old as humans if anything we try to mature and keep this band real. We want to try and make our music to represent on stage without feeling that we are trying to act like kids who are angry and pissed off which we were 20 years ago.”
On why Godsmack didn’t celebrate the 20th anniversary of the debut album by playing the record in its entirety, he said:
“We crossed the 20 years of debut album last year and that’s when the new album came out. We didn’t wanna tour for the debut record but we felt we need this new record is a rebirth, a new sound and a new direction for us to follow for the 2nd part of our career. Now people are saying ‘Awake’ 20th-anniversary tour but we are still gonna tour till next year for the recently released album. Maybe a 25th-anniversary tour.
On who are the potential headliners after Iron Maiden, Kiss, Judas Priest will retire, he said:
I’d like to think we have a chance. I know Foo Fighters is already there. For metal bands, Slipknot is still around. Slayer is gone. We have new bands coming out like Great Van Fleet, Halestorm that could be headliners in 5 years, who knows.