Thursday, October 12, 2006
There are generally two beliefs of how the band came up with its name. Originally, many believed Godsmack obtained their name from the Alice in Chains song God Smack from the album Dirt due to the band's heavy influence on Godsmack. Godsmack's vocalist, Sully Erna, would state otherwise in interviews since at least 1999 that: "It happened at rehearsal when our drummer came in with a big cold sore on his lip. I was making fun of him all day because we had a photo shoot coming up. And then the next day when I came in, I had a big cold sore on my lip. So my guitar player said, "See, God just smacked you for making fun of him."