During a recent interview with Primordial Radio, Erna was asked how much longer Godsmack plans on touring. In his response to this question, the singer speaks to how much he desires to have “simplicity” in his life. While some bands are committed to touring for as long as possible, Erna says he doesn’t want that.
Regarding his itch to live a simple life, Erna shares the following (as transcribed by Blabbermouth):
“There’s a lot of bands that have much more veteran status than we do — the Aerosmiths, The Rolling Stones, the Metallicas, the Foo Fighters. Some of those bands, it may be in their blood to the point where — obviously with The Stones; I mean, what are they? A hundred and six years old now? They’re never gonna stop. I mean, they’re probably gonna die in a roadcase. I don’t want that for me and my life.”
The Godsmack singer goes on to add:
“There’s other things that I wanna enjoy. And the things that I wanna enjoy and some of the guys in the band really love are the simplicity of life. And that’s the stuff we’ve been deprived of our whole lives. So most people just work their jobs — they get up, they make their kids breakfast, they go to work, they come home, they spend time with their family and do the things that they do.
“And this life that we live is kind of a fantasy life for them; it’s not really a reality. They see that as a whole different kind of lifestyle where we look at the simplicity of their lives and go, ‘Those are the things that we crave. Those are the things that we’d like to spend our time doing.’ And that’s what I’m kind of looking forward to.”
What do you think of Erna’s points? If you started a rock/metal band and your goal was to make a professional career out of it, how long do you think you could keep up such a lifestyle? Are you already in a band and balancing performing live with family life?
In other news related to the Godsmack singer, Erna recently commented on his past romantic relationship with pop star Lady Gaga. To find out what Erna had to say about dating Lady Gaga, follow the link below.