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GODSMACK Drummer Confirms Band Is Working On New Music

Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin recently discussed the progress of the band's next studio album.


GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin recently discussed the progress of the band’s next studio album.

Speaking with the “Stop! Drop & Talk” podcast, Larkin said (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET) “GODSMACK, I’ll just say, we are all happy and healthy and love one another. And we’re writing music, and we have some cool music happening. And we’re blessed enough to have time… We’re doing it really different this time. We’re taking a couple of weeks on and however long off and then till the man calls, the genius calls. When Sully [Erna, GODSMACK frontman] gets a spark, then we get together. There’s no plan. For however long we can get together, we get together and create together. So it’s a beautiful time.”

He continued: “I know it’s a horrible time [during the pandemic], but kind of, for me and this whole hermit thing, I’m digging it — for now. It’s been a cool change. I write music with my friends now, it feels like. We’ll have to put a record out someday. But right now, it’s like we’re just kind of reflecting even on, wow, what we’ve done the last 20 years together. It’s crazy, man. You try to make the best out of everything that we’re given. So we got given this pandemic. Let’s just make the best of it for now.”

You can check out the full interview below.

“When Legends Rise” was the seventh studio album from GODSMACK. Produced by Erik Ron and Sully Erna, it was the band’s first release in four years and was recorded at their now-former headquarters (GSHQ) in Derry, New Hampshire.