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Three Minutes With…Shannon Larkin

Three Minutes With………..
Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin

 If your music collection spans several decades, as mine does, go flip through it, and you may find  at least one album that Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin has played on with his previous bands – Candlebox, Wrathchild America, and Ugly Kid Joe are what I found in my collection…. He has also appeared on a Stone Sour track and played live with Black Sabbath.

 Shannon gave me Three Minutes when the Boston-based band Godsmack made a stop to play the Pearl at the Palms hotel here in Vegas recently, and I think he has done the only semi-themed interview. Check it out!

What’ s your favorite city to play in?
Las Vegas is definitely up there….. But my favorite city is Fort Myers, Florida, because that’s my hometown.

You’ve got a bit of a theme going here! Where is the most amazing place you’ve ever been? Tell me about it….
The most amazing place I’ve ever been….. Hmmmmm.

Good…. Bad…. Mind-blowing…..
Amsterdam. You can rent bicycles. Bikes are almost like cars here. Everybody has bikes, and it’s just beautiful. And weed is legal. <chuckles> Get all baked and ride around on bikes in parks and see beautiful flowers and beautiful women and it’s my favorite city.

Wanna keep going?
I’ll do one more.

If you put together your dream project – band, tour, or album – who would be involved?
Jimi Hendrix on lead guitar. Bon Scott on lead vocals. Geddy Lee on the bass. And probably have Malcolm Young on the rhythm guitar. And me on the drums, dammit!

And now you can promote whatever you want to talk about – project, place, product.
We have a new record called Live and Inspired  out May 15th, our new single is on radio, which is a cover of Joe Walsh’s ‘Rocky Mountain Way,’ which we’re very proud of.  We’ve made two videos – one for ‘Come Together’ and one for ‘Rocky Mountain Way’, that we should be putting online soon, so look out for that. And come to Shiprocked! We’re playing Shiprocked! Godsmack on Shiprocked. It’s always a great time!

Check out the killer cover of Rocky Mountain Way here:

Follow the Official Godsmack on Twitter: @Godsmack_Music

Shiprocked 2012 not only has Godsmack on the bill, but Five Finger Death Punch, Black Stone Cherry, previous givers of Three Minutes Gilby Clarke, Fuel, and Lit, and others. It happens this year from November 27thto December 1st. Check out their site for pricing and other info and to book.

Are you or do you know a musician coming through Las Vegas that wants to give the shortest interview ever with probably the shortest interviewer ever? Forward me contact info or put them in touch with me. Do you have a query for the Sack O’ Questions? Email me at (Sorry, I can not guarantee any question to be asked to anyone specific, because it’s literally the luck of the draw, but if your question gets drawn, you’ll get props – make sure you note how you want to be thanked!) Follow ME on Twitter: @MouthySmurf

Super big, screaming, THANK YOUS go out to the best PR company in Vegas – PR Plus ( because I can not do these interviews without your help and to Godsmack’s tour staff for being probably the coolest ones I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.


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