Godsmack Singer Says He's Working On Film About His Life
Godsmack frontman Sully Erna told Tampa, Florida radio station WXTB/98 Rock that while a documentary about the band itself is currently on the back burner, he's prepping a film based on his own life story. Erna explained, "A lot of people are asking us about the Godsmack doc -- 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 kind of living through it."
Erna continued, "I have been working on a feature documentary about my life story that's kind of based on my book that has a lot of Godsmack elements in it as it gets toward the tail end of it, because it goes from the time I was born and it's all the struggles I went through up until I got a record deal and it kind of ends there."
Erna's memoir, The Paths We Choose, came out in 2007. At the time, he described it as "a snapshot of the first 30 years of my life." He told us back then that it happened almost accidentally: "I never planned on writing a book. It was one of those things that just became a hobby. When I was on the road, I would be writing stories out as I talked to my friends on the phone and realized that some of these stories were so insane, I'm not sure if I would have believed some of them unless they had happened to me. And then the more I wrote out these stories, I started organizing them in the order of dates, and the more I did that, I started realizing I was writing a book."
Godsmack is currently wrapping up a headlining tour across North America with special guests Volbeat and will head to Europe later this month. The Massachusetts rockers continue to support their latest album, When Legends Rise, which was released in April 2018.