||US alternative metallers Godsmack have announced that they will release their first-ever live album, entitled Live & Inspired, through Universal Republic Records on May 15th.
Live & Inspired features live renditions of numerous hits from the band's five studio albums, including "Awake", "Keep Away", "Straight Out Of Line", "Whatever", "Voodoo", and "I Stand Alone", and four bonus tracks of covers that have "inspired" the band.
About the collection, frontman Sully Erna reveals: "Live & Inspired is our way of saying 'Thank you' to all of our fans for believing in us throughout the years, and helping us to become a great live band! Along with this ass-whooping set live from Detroit Rock City, we've also included four cover songs of our favorite hits in the past to show you that, we too, are simply just fans that appreciate nothing more than good old fashion ass-kicking rock 'n' roll! Enjoy!"
The collection's packaging showcases a variety of fan photos. Fans may submit live snapshots of the group on stage, pictures of themselves rocking out at Godsmack concerts, or photos of their tattoos of the group's logo on the band's official Facebook. Now, the winning photos adorn the album's booklet and packaging.
The album will hit shelves and digital retailers while the band is in the midst of its Mass Chaos Tour with Staind and Halestorm. In the meantime, to hear the first single, "Rocky Mountain Way", fans can go to this location and 'like' for streaming.