Godsmack Drummer Shannon Larkin Slams His Music Idols

In an interview with Metal Shop TV, Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin, talked about sobering up and said he thought some of the greatest rock music in history was made under the influence of drugs. And added "Going sober - to me - was saving my life."

Going through the process gave him confidence in therapy as well. He said, "It worked, and it made me just find happiness in things around me and my relationships with my band and at home or whatever I was going through."

When talking about bands that he idolized growing up, he said, "All my idols were - F#!king wrecks - Keith Moon, John Bonham, Jimi Hendrix, they're all people that actually let it kill them before they saw the light. Now I can tour and be with my bros and make music and I feel - a much better person for it. Plus, I have fun, I have lots of fun."

Godsmack has a new album out called When Legends Rise and the band is currently on tour playing shows in Orlando and Tampa this weekend.