Today, the people of Boston pause from their daily grind to pay respects to their most cherished native sons: Godsmack, the universally revered critical darlings of modern rock. From the official Republic Records press release:
NEW YORK, NY -- To mark the release of Godsmack's sixth full-length album, 1000hp [Republic Records], Boston's Newbury Comics store at Faneuil Hall (1 N Marketplace #336 Boston, MA 02109) will host "Godsmack Day" on Wednesday, August 6th. As part of the festivities, Godsmack will be on hand to sign albums and Boston's Mayor Martin J. Walsh will declare August 6th "Godsmack Day," in recognition of the band's Boston roots and long success within the music industry. Longtime WAAF radio personality Mike Hsu will introduce the Mayor at 4:30pm.
For those who can't be on hand to witness this momentous occasion, we're thrilled to provide a transcript of the mayor's proclamation.More »