Godsmack performed in Las Vegas on Nov. 14, directing their positivity towards those affected by the terrorist attacks in Paris. The band dedicated the track “Serenity” to the victims and their loved ones, calling “Serenity” Godsmack’s “version of a prayer” that night.
Since the majority of the Paris casualties took place at the Bataclan venue during an Eagles of Death Metal show, the rock and metal community has taken a special interest in supporting France. A tremendous amount of musicians have sent well wishes following this tragedy, including Godsmack during their Vegas performance.
“It doesn’t matter if they’re in another country, we’re all human beings, and these motherf—ers in ISIS, I’ve gotta tell you… I hope at some point they can wipe out that s–t and make it a f—ing parking lot. I’m tired of this s–t,” frontman Sully Erna said during a prelude to “Serenity.”
“So we’re not gonna stop the show and ask you guys to kind of be quiet for a minute. We’re just gonna do a song that I think kind of represents a moment like this. This is gonna be our version of a prayer. So, for whatever it’s worth, you don’t have to do a whole lot on here; maybe you can sing along with us. But whatever you do, just send out some really positive energy, because I am certain that a lot of people lost their children that night, a lot of people lost their parents that night. And so, it’s our job as humans to just kind of send out some good energy their way, you know what I mean? That’s what we do. We’re all good people. So, Tony [Rombola, guitar], let’s play a song and let’s call this our prayer for the evening, okay?”
Watch Godsmack’s song dedication to the people of Paris in the video above.