Tuesday, February 7: Tig’s Rock Birthdays
Happy Birthday today (Feb. 7) to Godsmack frontman Sully Erna. He’s 49. Also celebrating is Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan (55). In remembrance today, one time Kiss guitarist Mark St. John would have been 61.
Sully Erna was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1968. He formed Godsmack in 1995. The band has released six studio albums, and one EP over their career. They had three consecutive number 1 albums on the Billboards charts (Faceless, IV, and The Oracle) and a record number of top 10 rock singles.Their self-titled debut album was released in 1998 and sold 4 million copies in the U.S. with singles "Whatever", "Keep Away", and "Voodoo". The band has played major tours and festivals over the years including Ozzfest on more than one occasion, and they have headlined their own arena tours. Sully Erna released his second solo album Hometown Life in 2016 and toured behind it, playing The Egg in Albany this past September. One of the great concerts I have seen over the years was a couple of years ago when Godsmack and Sevendust did a run of dates and played the New York area. Kick ass show!
For more on Godsmack, check out the band’s official website here.