Robbie Merrill

Robbie Merrill

Infobox Musical artist
Name = Robbie Merrill

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Born = birth date and age|1963|6|13|mf=y
Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
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Instrument = Bass guitar
Genre = Hard rock
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Years_active = 1995–present
Label = Universal Records
Associated_acts = Godsmack
Another Animal
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Robert Merrill (born June 13, 1963) is a founding member of and bass guitarist for the hard rock band Godsmack. Robbie was one of the founding members of Godsmack, meeting Sully Erna through Sully's sister they became roommates and friends then later on started a band called The Scam, which later became Godsmack. He is also a founding member of the band Another Animal along with Shannon Larkin(drums) Tony Rombola(guitar) Lee Richards(guitar) and Whit Crane(vocals)excluding Whit Crane all have been members of Godsmack presently or in the past.


Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Merrill started to play guitar at age ten growing up in Norwood but later switched to bass. He has played in a country, blues, reggae, prog, and '50's/'60's cover band. Before joining Godsmack, Merrill was a self-employed carpenter (a trade he shared with Godsmack lead guitarist Tony Rombola). Merrill is married and has one child. He currently lives in Auburn, New Hampshire. Although he is a left-handed musician, Merrill actually writes right-handed this is due to a birth defect that makes him unable to move the middle finger of his left hand.

Fan Reception

Although Sully Erna is the most recognizable member of the band, Robbie is known among the Godsmack fan community as the more friendly member of the group, and because of this has gotten a following among fans.


*Spector Bass
*SWR Amps
*Line 6 Amps
*D'Addario Strings
*Ibanez Bass

External links

* [ Godsmack: Robbie Merrill]

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