Thursday, February 7: Tig's Rock Birthdays

Happy Birthday today (Feb. 7) to Godsmack frontman Sully Erna. He’s 51. Also celebrating is Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan (57). In remembrance today, one time Kiss guitarist Mark St. John would have been 63.

Sully Erna was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1968. He formed Godsmack in 1995. The band has released six studio albums, and one EP over their career. They had three consecutive number 1 albums on the Billboards charts ( Faceless , IV , and The Oracle ) and a record number of top 10 rock singles.Their self-titled debut album was released in 1998 and sold 4 million copies in the U.S. with singles "Whatever", "Keep Away", and "Voodoo". The band has played major tours and festivals over the years including Ozzfest on more than one occasion, and they have headlined their own arena tours. Sully Erna released his second solo album Hometown Life  in 2016 and toured behind it. Godsmack's latest album When Legends Rise was released last year. One of the great concerts I have seen over the years was a couple of years ago when Godsmack and Sevendust did a run of dates and played the Mid Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie. Kick ass show. Cheers to Sully Erna on his birthday today!

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