Godsmack frontman Sully Erna has been spending some of his time away from the band and touring behind his debut solo album, 'Avalon.' But Godsmack fans don't need to worry that he's forgotten about them -- in fact, they have plenty to look forward to in the new year, including a new live album, a covers project and a co-headlining tour with Staind.
"Rock star" is a common Halloween costume for kids and grown-up kids alike, but what do real rock-stars-in-the-making dress up as? Rock stars, of course! At least that was the case for Alice in Chains drummer Sean Kinney, who says that most years of his childhood he spent the last day of October dressed up as Peter Criss from Kiss.
Staind's Mike Mushok Dishes on Tough Recording Process
A lot has been said by Staind about their new album -- how the hard-hitting disc is a return to form, about the tense atmosphere within the band during recording sessions, how that tension lead to the departure of longtime drummer Jon Wysocki once they finished -- but Wysocki himself has yet to comment on the split. That is, until now.
The 2011 Epicenter Festival went off without a hitch on Saturday, Sept. 24, with bands such as Limp Bizkit, Staind, Papa Roach and Puddle of Mudd entertaining the Irvine, Calif., crowd. The all-day lineup of nu-metal and hard rock bands filled two stages, including the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, which holds a capacity of 16,000 people. Los Angeles radio station KROQ was there to document the Festival, posting exclusive pictures and coverage of the event.