Video footage of GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna performing an acoustic cover version of the METALLICA classic “Nothing Else Matters” during his solo concert last night (Sunday, April 1) at the Paramount in Huntington, New York can be seen below.
A review of the concert by Elliot Levin of the NY Hard Rock Music Examiner is available at this location.
Erna is touring to promote the release of “Avalon Live”, his upcoming live DVD/Blu-ray that features the singer and an eight-piece band performing songs from his 2010 solo debut, “Avalon”. A late April release for the disc is planned, although an exact arrival date has yet to be confirmed.
Many fans feared when Erna announced his solo project a couple of years ago that it would mean the end of GODSMACK. But Erna told The Pulse Of Radio that nothing could be further from the truth. “For me, I didn’t go off and do a solo thing because I was angry at my band,” he said. “As an artist, I need both for balance. It’s just creative, you know, juices that need to come out and I can’t write some of the stuff I wrote for the solo record and fit it into GODSMACK‘s world. It doesn’t work, it’s not the same texture.”
The limited edition of “Avalon Live” will include the show, a documentary and behind-the-scenes footage on three DVDs, two CDs, a book, T-shirt, guitar pick, poster, incense, and a custom Sully Erna engraved metal box with a suede lining. There will only be 5,000 of the box sets produced.
GODSMACK will release a live album called “Live And Inspired” this spring. The effort will include 13 songs recorded at a show in Detroit, Michigan on the band’s last tour and will be packaged with a bonus disc containing four cover songs.