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Surely among the Best music interviews ever

Posted by John / May 4, 2006

I've never knowingly listened to Godsmack, who are apparently from Boston, but I do recall once thinking that they must have taken their name from an Alice In Chains song (add that band to the long list of musical skeletons in my closet). I have, however, read Arthur magazine on occasion. It's a non-glossy (still, I think) with well-considered articles by people who clearly love music. Or something.

Anyway, BoingBoing tipped me off about Arthur founder Jay Babcock's interview with Godsmack's Sully Erna. It's truly amazing.

WELL I’VE NEVER SEEN SUCH A PRO-MILITARY BAND AS YOU GUYS.

But we’re not! I think [chuckling] you’re making us out to be a little bit more. When we’re asked about something, we just answer the question. We don’t go spend 23 hours out of our day supporting the military and what they do.

UM HMM.

We just simply, an opportunity came up, they wanted to use some music for a recruit commercial. What are we gonna say, no?

YEAH. HOW HARD IS IT TO SAY ‘NO’?

Why would we, though?!?

BECAUSE—

Is it because you don’t feel the same way about the government that we do, makes you right and us wrong?

YEAH. WHAT DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT? TELL ME WHAT—

Aw, that’s crazy, man! That’s just an OPINION.

I CAN BACK MY OPINION UP FROM HERE TO TOMORROW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO ME ALL DAY LONG.

Well obviously you’ve done a lot of research and you’ve—

THAT’S RIGHT, BECAUSE—

—got a different opinion. We don’t know that stuff that you know, so—

WHY DON’T YOU DO SOME RESEARCH BEFORE YOU GET INVOLVED WITH THESE SORTS OF THINGS? YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT YOUNG KIDS’ LIVES. YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT KIDS—

[yelling] Would you rather not have us be protected so they can come and overrun our country?!?

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