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Shannon Larkin of Godsmack's Summertime Playlist
The hard-rocking drummer offers up 11 songs to jolt you awake in the morning.
by Mike Mettler
July 2006

Godsmack, Boston's multiplatinum metal growlers, took the nation by storm this past April by debuting at #1 with their heavy-hitting, aptly named fourth album, IV (Republic/Universal). And though the band's drummer Shannon Larkin loves his iPod ("every single song on it came from my own collection"), he still has a thing for CDs. "I'm a collector," he laughs. "When a record came out, I'd read the lyrics and look at pictures of the band while I was listening to it. I'll miss that, for sure, if the CD goes away for good."

Meanwhile, Larkin has compiled an S&V-exclusive 11-song summertime playlist that's guaranteed to get your blood pumping when the sun comes up.

The Verve "Bittersweet Symphony," Urban Hymns
Snoop Dogg "Drop It Like It's Hot," R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece
Jimi Hendrix "All Along the Watchtower," Electric Ladyland
Led Zeppelin "The Rain Song," Houses of the Holy
The Black Crowes "Gone," Amorica
Oasis "Lyla," Don't Believe the Truth
The Beatles "Come Together," Abbey Road
Venom "Welcome to Hell," Welcome to Hell
Bad Brains "I Against I," I Against I
King's X "Faith Hope Love," Faith Hope Love
Pink Floyd "Wish You Were Here," Wish You Were Here