Last week, Godsmack vocalist Sully Erna expressed that he is craving the “simplicity of life.” Among the comments he shared, Erna says he doesn’t want to tour for years and years to come. But touring isn’t the only thing Erna is getting tired of, for during a more recent interview, the singer shared that he and Godsmack are done making music.
In a conversation with Cameron Buchholtz of Rock 100.5 The KATT, Erna talks about how the band’s latest album, Lighting Up The Sky, is their last. Speaking about how the band is done making new music and how he’d like to do other things with his life than tour, Erna shares the following (as transcribed by Blabbermouth):
“It’s just time. We’ve been running for a while. And I think we all had a good talk while we were making this record and we realized where we’re at in our career. We’ve accomplished a lot of things — far beyond what we thought we would when we started the band. And I’ve just learned that there’s other things in life that I’d like to do with my life besides just always tour.
“But it’s not like we’re announcing a break-up or anything; we’re just basically relieving ourselves from doing any more new music because we have a strong catalog and we’re proud of it and we have a lot of Top 10s.
“And honestly, we can’t even play ’em all in one show, so at what point do you say you’ve arrived and start enjoying it instead of just continuing the grind and work yourself down to the bone and burn yourself out. So we’re just trying to set up the sunset years now and enjoy the rest of our career traveling and playing shows instead of always having to be in the studio.”
Erna is asked if he doesn’t like making new music, and in response, the singer says:
“Nah. It’s just that what we do we do and there’s a certain enjoyment that we have from writing and recording songs, but, really, the big reward is to come out and play the stuff live and work with the fans and have a big fun party. That’s what we enjoy the most.
“So we wanna just kind of create the greatest-hits show now and just be able to have that live on.”
What do you make of Erna and the band’s decision to step away from making new music?