Godsmack will celebrate 20 years of existence in 2015, and like any relationship, the band members have had their ups and downs over the course of two decades.

In an exclusive interview with Loudwire, Godsmack bassist Robbie Merrill and Tony Rombola discuss the band's near breakup, which came when three of the members decided to form the side project Another Animal. They also talked about their humble beginnings as musicians, the first songs they tried to master on their respective instruments and more.

Check out our chat with Robbie Merrill and Tony Rombola in the video above. And be sure to pick up Godsmack's new album, '1000hp,' available at iTunes.

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