ANOTHER ANIMAL Confirmed For ‘ShipRocked’ Cruise

ANOTHER ANIMAL — the side project started by GODSMACK members Tony Rombola on guitar, Robbie Merrill on bass and Shannon Larkin on drums — has been confirmed for ShipRocked 2011, the music and lifestyle cruise which will set sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on November 14 to the tip of Mexico and its popular stretch of gorgeous Caribbean water known for scuba diving, shopping and bars aplenty, and return five days later.

ShipRocked 2011 billing is shaping up as follows:


ASK4 Entertainment‘s Alan Koenig promises “ShipRocked 2011 will be five days of wall-to-wall music, giving fans the rare opportunity to listen to and hang out with rock stars on a luxury cruise ship. With the confirmed artists onboard (and additional acts to be announced), there’s enough music for whatever your heart rate can withstand.” Main support comes from L.A.’s IN THIS MOMENT, led by the vocal pyrotechnics of Maria Brink. And the organizers are happy to have returning late-night favorites LYNAM, as well as the inescapable Texas thunder of BROKEN TEETH, led by the affable Jason McMaster, and new sensation RIVAL SONS and their brand of ’70s-style guitar groove.

The setting is the MSC Poesia (Italy) one of the cruise industry’s most acclaimed new super cruise ships. It all begins in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, visiting the premier Mexican ports of Costa Maya and Cozumel. Exuding her Italian roots, the Poesia features include the luxurious Aqua Spa, two pools, four Jacuzzis, a state-of-the-art cardio gym, salon, sushi bar, wine tasting bar, the Teatro Carlo Felice, a beautiful, three-level, Las Vegas-style theater, and additional stages for ShipRocked bands and passengers to enjoy all night long!

Prices start at only $799 per person, based on double occupancy, and include exclusive access to all ShipRocked concerts and special events, deluxe stateroom, meals, ship activities, ship entertainment and much, much more! Space is limited so early booking is encouraged to guarantee your cabin.

Tickets for ShipRocked 2011 are being sold on a first-come, first-served basis, and are only available at or by calling 1-888-438-9509.

Although ANOTHER ANIMAL‘s 2007 debut album failed to interest the public, the group, which also features original GODSMACK guitarist Lee Richards and ex-UGLY KID JOE singer Whitfield Crane, will release a new song called “Fall Of Rome” this fall. Larkin told the Naples News that if the single takes off, a new album could be in the works.

The Pulse Of Radio asked Larkin last year if he thought there would ever be a second ANOTHER ANIMAL outing. “I’m not sure about the ANOTHER ANIMAL project,” he said. “You know, we love the record still, we had a Top 10 hit at rock radio and we had a great, great time doing it. But for whatever reasons, the people didn’t go out and buy the record so, you know, the label wasn’t like, ‘You guys got to get back to the studio and make another record!’ So it’s still out there, and if everybody goes out and buys that record, we’ll make another one.”

Larkin told Naples News that “Fall Of Rome” is “a heavy, charged track about the recent overthrowing of lame leaders and governments by the ones with the real power: the people. Egypt, Tunisia and now Libya are repeating history before the eyes of the world stage, and this song is like an oppressed person talking directly to an unjust dictator saying enough!”

The drummer added, “If the song does well enough at radio, we will tour in the fall and make a new record as well.”

GODSMACK ended a three-year hiatus last year with the release of its fifth studio effort, “The Oracle”.

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna issued his first solo album, “Avalon”, last September and toured behind it this past May and June.