Godsmack Singer Sully Erna Is Making a Documentary About His Life
Godsmack's Sully Erna is working on a documentary film that chronicles his life. The singer and guitarist recently spilled the beans about the in-progress doc to Florida radio station WXTB 98ROCK. Watch the video below.
With biopics like Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody and Motley Crue's The Dirt suiting viewers fancies of late, Erna was asked to imagine an opening scene for a possible Godsmack documentary. Humorously declining the exercise, the frontman joked that it would be inappropriate to publicly visualize such a scene "while people still have wives and girlfriends in this band." However, as Godsmack's story continues to unfold — and with a movie about the band's story still a ways off — the singer noted that his documentary of a much more singular focus is already in the works.
"A lot of people [have been] asking us about the Godsmack doc," Erna replied. "If it's gonna come out, when it will come out. And my answer is, it can't come out yet because we don't know how it ends. We're still living through it."
That said, however, Erna revealed that his personal documentary will show his journey as a man and a musician. As opposed to solely focusing on his music biz success, which a Godsmack movie would inevitably illustrate.
He explained, "I have been working on a feature documentary about my life story that's based on my book that has a lot of Godsmack elements in it as it gets towards the tail of end of it. Because it goes from the time I was born, and all the struggles I went through, up until I got a record deal."
Erna's book, the memoir The Paths We Choose, was first released in 2007. In it, the Godsmack frontman details his rise, starting with the "harrowing journey through a violent childhood on the wrong streets," according to a Boston Globe review published around the time of the tome's release.
Godsmack's seventh studio album, When Legends Rise, was released last year. This spring and summer, the band will be on tour throughout Canada, Europe and the U.S. See the full listing of dates down below.
Godsmack 2019 Tour Dates
May 2 - Dawson Creek, Canada @ Encana Events Centre
May 3 - Edmonton, Canada @ Rogers Place
May 5 - Saskatoon, Canada @ SaskTel Centre
May 6 - Winnipeg, Canada @ Bell MTS Place
May 9 - London, Canada @ Budweiser Gardens
May 10 - Ottawa, Canada @ Canadian Tire Center
May 11 - Quebec, Canada @ Videotron Center
June 1 - Moskva, Russia @ Adrenaline Stadium
June 3 - St. Petersburg, Russia @ A2 Green Concert
June 5 - Kyiv, Ukraine @ Stereo Plaza
June 7 - Nurburg, Germany @ Rock Am Ring
June 7 - Nurnberg, Germany @ Rock Im Park
June 10 - Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic @ Lucerna Velky Sal
June 12 - Krakow, Poland @ Klub Studio
June 14 - Nickelsdorf, Austria @ Nova Rock
June 16 - Castle Donington, England @ Download
June 18 - Munster, Germany @ Skaters Palace
June 19 - Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013 Poppodium
June 21 - Clisson, France @ Hellfest
June 22 - Dessel, Belgium @ Grasspop
July 5 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ Official UFC Pre-Match Concert
July 12 - Rochester, N.Y. @ Main Street Armory
July 14 - Baltimore, Md. @ MECU Pavilion
July 16 - Charlotte, N.C. @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 17 - Raleigh, N.C. @ Red Hat Amphitheater
July 19 - Portsmouth, Va. @ Union Bank & Trust Pavilion
July 20 - Atlantic City, N.J. @ Ocean Resort Casino
July 21 - Glenn Falls, N.Y. @ Cool Insuring Arena
July 23 - New York, N.Y. @ Beacon Theatre
Sept. 28 - Louisville, Ky. @ Louder Than Life
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