GODSMACK Shows No Quit.

Photocred: Quinn Willoughby

After over two decades in the music industry GODSMACK shows no signs of slowing down! Lighting up the stage with the music from the old to the new to a sold out crowd at the Van Andel Arena.

Brief GODSMACK History: GODSMACK, a Boston rock bank, was formed by Sully Erna in 1995 with members -Robbie Merrill, Tony Rombola and drummer Joe Darco. Sully was originally a drummer and moved to guitar to take center stage.

After the mega hit song, "I stand Alone," the rest was history!

Sully, took command of the stage with power vocals and guitar power stances that sent the crowd into a blaze. Crowd surfing was definitely spotted a few times!

Moving on, they played there powerful song "Under your Scars." With powerful lyrics; combating - the growing epidemic of mental illness in recent years.

"The Scars Foundation was established by Sully Erna and Godsmack, who have lost an overwhelming number of fellow artists and friends to suicide over the past few years. These losses had a profound effect on Sully. Realizing that mental health issues -including depression- are at the core of this epidemic, Sully is committed to using his platform to help.

The Scars Foundation is dedicated to raising monies to help like-minded organizations fulfill their missions to educate and save lives. Scars will work tirelessly to help bring a change to the perspective relating to mental health, and the many issues that cause such profound pain. The focus is not on one single issue, but to serve the broad spectrum of mental health and awareness of the struggle, faced by millions of people in the world today.

Sully shares his story whenever he can and emphasizes that “Scars come in all forms. They are both physical and emotional. They’re traumatizing and make us fear what people may think of us. We are ALL imperfect in some way, that’s what makes us perfect and unique! EVERYONE has something that makes them insecure or embarrassed. Instead of hiding or internalizing them, own them and show them off to the world! Let them empower you so you can be a voice for everyone who can’t be. If we ALL wear our scars loudly and proudly, others will follow.”

No matter what your scars are -abuse, mental illness, disabilities, bullying, addiction- none of them are defects, but a part of your unique story." Credit - Scars Foundation

Checkout GODSMACK's SCARS Foundation here: Scars Foundation

PhotoCred: Quinn Willoughby

PhotoCred: Quinn Willoughby

PhotoCred: Quinn Willoughby