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"Godsmack" is a Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band from Boston, Massachusetts.

Alice in Chains is believed to be the primary influence upon Godsmack; it is speculated that the band got their name from an Alice in Chains song of the same name. In early interviews, the band admitted they started off as a tribute band to Alice in Chains. In an interview with MTV upon the death of Alice in Chains lead singer Layne Staley, Godsmack frontman Sully Erna stated that Staley "was single-handedly the guy that got me to start singing." Other bands cited by Godsmack members as their primary influences typically include Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Rush, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Judas Priest and Black Sabbath. More recently, Godsmack have attempted to distance themselves from the Alice in Chains comparison with Erna stating in an interview with Matt Ashare, "I've just never really heard that in our music." Nevertheless, the comparisons to Alice in Chains are well documented. Sully Erna's style of singing mirrors that of Layne Staley's while the overall sound of the band's first two albums sound in...

years active 1996 – present
music genre Heavy Metal, Nu-Metal, Post-Grunge, Hard Rock
status Active
country Boston, Massachusetts, United States
current members Sully Erna
Tony Rombola
Robbie Merrill
Shannon Larkin
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia