GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna has confirmed to the “TODDCast Podcast” that while a documentary about the band itself is currently on the back burner, he’s prepping a film based on his own life story. Erna explained (hear audio below): “I am fan of rock documentaries, and just recently I’ve been getting into ’em. I though the FOO FIGHTERS did a great job. I’ve watched a bunch of them. It’s not even rock — sometimes it’s just real documentaries on artists. The Amy Winehouse one was great; Whitney Houston‘s newest one was really good. I got into the story of Kurt Cobain, and then the FOO FIGHTERS was great. METALLICA‘s ‘Some Kind Of Monster’ was amazing. I like a lot of that stuff too.”
Erna continued: “As far as us, we’re not doing a proper GODSMACK documentary right now — we think it’s just a little bit early for that — but I am releasing a documentary on my life story, from zero until we get a record deal, to show people the path that I took and the struggles I faced and things like that. So we’re working on that now. It’s actually in post-production. I’m hoping to get that out next year.”
Erna previously told Tampa, Florida radio station WXTB/98 Rock that his documentary will be “kind of based on my book that has a lot of GODSMACK elements in it as it gets toward the tail end of it, because it goes from the time I was born and it’s all the struggles I went through up until I got a record deal and it kind of ends there.”
Erna‘s memoir, “The Paths We Choose”, came out in 2007. At the time, he described it as “a snapshot of the first 30 years of my life.” He told The Pulse Of Radio back then that it happened almost accidentally. “I never planned on writing a book,” he said. “It was one of those things that just became a hobby. When I was on the road, I would be writing stories out as I talked to my friends on the phone and realized that some of these stories were so insane, I’m not sure if I would have believed some of them unless they had happened to me. And then the more I wrote out these stories, I started organizing them in the order of dates, and the more I did that, I started realizing I was writing a book.”
GODSMACK is continuing to tour in support ot its latest album, “When Legends Rise”, which was released in April 2018.