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Godsmack Premiere “Bulletproof” Music Video/Short Film

Featuring appearances by Sebastian Bach and Billy Ray Cyrus

Bulletproof” now top five at rock radio

New album When Legends Rise out April 27

Salvatore Pasquale in “Bulletproof” video

(April 3, 2018) – Today Godsmack premiered the official music video for Bulletproof,” the lead single from the multi-platinum bands upcoming When Legends Rise album that’s due out April 27 via BMG. Directed by filmmaker Troy Smith, the satirical clip documents the band’s quest to make a new video. Click here to watch.

In the video, Godsmack’s manager–played by the actual manager, Paul Geary–suggests that it’s time for the band to expand their fan base by working with new (and clueless) video directors, including one played by Sebastian Bach and another by Billy Ray Cyrus.  After being pitched a host of awful ideas, Sully Erna decides to hire his cousin, Salvatore Pasquale from Sicily, Italy.  Everything hilariously goes wrong at the shoot, climaxing with the set catching fire and, ultimately, the destruction of the video files.

Sully Erna and Salvatore Pasquale in “Bulletproof” video

Read a Q&A with Sully Erna and Salvatore Pasquale below.

Q&A with Sully Erna of Godsmack and Salvatore Pasquale:

Q: Who wrote the script?

Erna:  I wrote most of it and had some contributions from Troy Smith and Kenny Funk

Pasquale:  This a scripta was a no good from beginning. I tella Selly, Why you no call me before.  I could make a you something so stronga. But no, my cousin, he no like no help from a no one.  So now looka what happen.

Q: Do they want it described as a mini-film or something else?

Erna:  Yes!  It is a short film/music video.

Pasquale:  You no hear me when I speaka? This a no filma. This a something like…I don’t a even know what it is.

Q: What was the inspiration to take this approach for the video?

Erna:  We just really enjoy having fun and laughing.  Music is about entertainment just as much as it’s about the art.  And we want to share what we do with audiences of all ages. The band discussed having me direct this debut video, so I just ran with that concept and twisted it up.  Comedy is nothing more than reality exaggerated. And anyone who doesn’t enjoy a fun video like this, is simply taking life much too seriously.

Pasquale:  I no wanna do this approacha…Selly no nothing about making a filma. Next time-a you wanna make a something nice, you call-a Pasquale and he make a you best video eva! Molto Bene! I no need answer no more. Ciao!

To coincide with the album’s release, the band will reign in release weekend with festival appearances at Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville, FL and Fort Rock in Sunrise, FL before heading to Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion May 5 in Concord, NC and Rock on the Range in Columbus, OH on May 20.  Next up, there’s a co-headlining outdoor amphitheater tour with Shinedown hitting more than 30 cities.  Produced by Live Nation, the six-week run kicks off July 22 and makes stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Atlanta, New York and many more before wrapping September 2.

For more information on the tour and to purchase tickets, visit http://godsmack.com/.

The album is available for pre-order now HERE

20 years since the release of their debut album and 20 million album sales later, GodsmackSully Erna [vocals, guitar], Tony Rombola [guitar], Robbie Merrill [bass], and Shannon Larkin [drums]–are an even stronger animal than before. The proof is in the grooves of When Legends Rise, the band’s seventh studio album and their first album in four years.

Tour Dates:

Festival Appearances:  
Fri 27-Apr Jacksonville, FL Welcome to Rockville
Sat 28-Apr Sunrise, FL Fort Rock Festival
Sat 5-May Concord, NC Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion
Fri 18-May Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
Fri 25-May Pryor, OK Rocklahoma
Thu 12-Jul Oshkosh, WI Rock USA
        July 12-14 Cadott, WI Chippewa Valley Rock Fest


Godsmack/Shinedown Tour:  
Sun 22-Jul Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Tue 24-Jul Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
*Wed 25-Jul Mount Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino
Fri 27-Jul Tinley Park, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sat 28-Jul Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
*Sun 29-Jul Des Moines, IA KAZR Bday Show
Tue 31-Jul Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Thu 2-Aug West Valley City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Fri 3-Aug Las Vegas, NV Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Sat 4-Aug Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre
Mon 6-Aug Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
Wed 8-Aug Bonner Springs, KS Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Sat 11-Aug The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sun 12-Aug Dallas, TX Starplex Pavilion
Tue 14-Aug North Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
Wed 15-Aug Biloxi, MS Coast Coliseum
Thu 16-Aug Atlanta, GA Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Sat 18-Aug Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Sun 19-Aug Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Tue 21-Aug Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Wed 22-Aug Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Fri 24-Aug Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre
Sat 25-Aug Mansfield, MA XFINITY Center
Sun 26-Aug Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Tue 28-Aug Burgettstown, PA KeyBank Pavilion
Wed 29-Aug Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater
Fri 31-Aug Scranton, PA Mortgage Mountain Performing Arts Center
Sat 1-Sep Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sun 2-Sep Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

*indicates a non-Live Nation show


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