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Godsmack’s Sully Erna To Sing National Anthem At Patriots Playoff Game, Adelita’s Way Performing At Patriot Place

January 12, 2011 by  
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The Patriots are going to have Gillette Stadium rocking this Sunday for their playoff game against the Jets.  New England’s own Sully Erna (of Godsmack) will be singing the National Anthem.

You can also check out Adelita’s Way – they’ll be performing live on the Plaza at Patriot Place, just outside the North Gate entrance.

All that rock can only mean one thing!  Go PATS!

Video: Sully Erna / Sinner’s Prayer

September 20, 2010 by  
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Sully Erna, front man of mega rock band Godsmack, has released his video for the debut single Sinners’s Prayer off his solo album, Avalon. The video which heavily showcases Sully’s evolution in music and firmly defines his unique, new sound, utilizing the hypnotic sounds of tribal rhythms, melodic pianos and cellos, and haunting vocals.  Check it out below:

Make sure to pick up Avalon in stores everywhere or on iTunes and stop by http://www.sullyerna.com along with his Facebook and MySpace pages for all the latest news and updates on Sully!

Sully Erna

September 13, 2010 by  
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On September 14th Godsmack frontman Sully Erna debuts his new solo album Avalon.  The album – years in the making – is Erna’s personal masterpiece.  The songs, written throughout the years, were brought to life by Erna’s collaboration with an eclectic vagabond group of exceptional musicians that span from percussionist Niall Gregory (Dead Can Dance) to vocalist Lisa Guyer who fans may remember from her work on past Godsmack albums. 

The collection of songs, best described as tribal and hypnotic have several layers and each time you listen to them you hear something new from strings to piano to hand drumming.  Not exactly what one would expect from the tattooed frontman but Erna encourages fans to listen to Avalon with an open mind.  The album, rich in melodies and composition offers up a diverse range of sounds and evokes an array of emotions but overall it’s a true musical journey for the senses.

We recently had a chance to chat with local boy Sully about the making of the album, how it all came together, and what he hopes fans will take away from it.

Interviewed by:  Mary Ouellette
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Preview Sully Erna’s Solo Album “Avalon”

September 1, 2010 by  
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Godsmack frontman has a solo album coming out on September 14th called Avalon.  Different from anything you’ve ever heard from Godsmack Erna is giving fans a chance to preview the album.  Check out the video below.  Also, tune in next week to read our exclusive interview with Sully about the album.

Be sure to check out www.SullyErna.com as well as Sully’s Myspace and Facebook pages for all the latest news and updates on what Sully is up to and make sure to pick up a copy of Avalon available everywhere September 14th!

Godsmack’s Sully Erna Reaches Settlement With Accident Suit

January 4, 2010 by  
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Sully Erna - Photo by: Mary Ouellette

The Eagle-Tribune reports that “Sully Erna of the rock band Godsmack has reached a multimillion-dollar court settlement with the victim of a car accident he was involved in. 

Lindsay Taylor, 27, and her parents, Elaine and Jeffrey, sued Erna for the April 11, 2007, three-car crash on the ramp from Interstate 93 south to Route 213 east.

Taylor rode in the back seat of a Toyota Camry driven by Eric Sargent, which was hit by the 41-year-old rock star’s Hummer. Taylor suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, according to court documents.

Erna, a Lawrence native who now lives in Windham, drove a 2006 Hummer H3 owned by Godsmack Touring Inc., which was also named as a defendant. Erna was not hurt in the crash.

The Taylors’ lawyer, Andrew Abraham of Boston, said all parties have agreed to the settlement, but it hasn’t been approved by a judge yet.

petition for the settlement, signed by attorneys on all sides of the case, calls for the defendants and/or their insurers to pay an immediate cash payment of $3.3 million, broken down as follows:

$1.8 million for attorneys fees

$118,886 for legal expenses

$119,023 to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

$29,628 to the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance

$2,505 to Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital

$1,126 to Radiology-HMFP at Beth Israel

$973 to the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

$1 million to Lindsay Taylor

$172,263 to Jeffrey Taylor

$72,263 to Elaine Taylor

The settlement also calls for a series of monthly payments to Lindsay Taylor for decades to come. They include:

$4,637 per month, guaranteed for five years, beginning in February and increasing at 3 percent compounding annually.

$5,492 per month, guaranteed for 14 years, beginning in 2015 and increasing at 3 percent compounding annually.

$9,659 per month for life, guaranteed for 11 years, beginning in 2029 and increasing at 3 percent compounding annually.

The settlement also calls for Elaine Taylor to collect $710 per month for life, guaranteed for 20 years, beginning in 2017.

Payments guaranteed

“All such aforementioned guaranteed payments are guaranteed whether or not the payee survives the payment schedule,” says the joint petition for approval of the settlement, which was filed in federal court in Boston.

Abraham said he couldn’t comment about the settlement. Erna’s lawyer, Jay Lee of Lowell, couldn’t be reached for comment. Sargent’s lawyer, Lee Stephen MacPhee of Boston, also could not be reached.

Court documents say Lindsay Taylor spent 19 days at Beth Israel before she was transferred to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital for a month. She went through several months of outpatient therapy when she returned home.

Lindsay Taylor alleged that she was left functionally deaf and suffered cognitive impairments in addition to “personality/behavioral changes,” court documents said.

“The defense conceded that Ms. Taylor suffered an initial severe traumatic brain injury but also alleged that she had made a very substantial recovery and that her recovery would be ongoing,” court documents said.

The settlement petition said the defense was expected to argue that Lindsay Taylor “had a low pre-morbid function.”

“Before the crash, she was unemployed, got up about 10 a.m. and then hung out with her boyfriend,” court documents said. “After the crash, the records contained very similar description of her activities. The defense was expected to argue that Ms. Taylor was able to pass a driving test and was driving regularly.”

The main disagreement in the case revolved around Lindsay Taylor’s future health care needs. The plaintiffs presented a life care plan by Dr. William Burke who estimated future costs of $8.9 million. The defense presented a life care plan by Dr. Jane Mattson, who provided values of $1 million or $1.4 million, court documents said.

”  For all the details you can read the full story here.

Godsmack – Rock the Ink

October 24, 2008 by  
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Godsmack
Rock the Ink
October 24, 2008
Dunkin Donuts Center – Providence, RI
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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