Staind frontman Aaron Lewis has been busy as of late focusing on his original country music. With his focus away from Staind, another member of the band, guitarist Mike Mushok, joined forces with Jason Newsted's metal outfit earlier this year. Since that announcement, Lewis hasn't said much about Mushok playing with Newsted, until now. In an exclusive chat, Lewis openly shares his feelings about the entire situation, even admitting that he has held Mushok's talents back in Staind.
When conditions deteriorate at shows, sometimes it can be a bit of a free-for-all, and that's what happened in Little Rock, Ark., this past Saturday (Aug. 18) at Edgefest VIII, when several fans took advantage of the rain-soaked ground from earlier in the day and started tossing mud clumps at the acts playing onstage.
Staind vocalist Aaron Lewis will host a charity golf tournament in Bernardson, Mass., on Saturday, Aug. 11. The inaugural Aaron Lewis Invitational Charity Golf Tournament will be held at the Crumpin-Fox Golf Club. Lewis and his wife Vanessa started the It Takes a Community Foundation, and proceeds from this tournament will benefit the R.H. Conwell Community Education Center in Worthington, Mass.
It might seem unfathomable that a high-profile hard rock vocalist moonlights as a burgeoning country singer, but then again, few aggressive music singers possess the breadth and scope of talent of Staind's Aaron Lewis. He just released his brand new solo song 'Anywhere But Here,' which features twangy guitars and his inimitable, soul stirring and richly emotional vocals.
Aaron Lewis does not hide the fact that Staind nearly crumbled during the recording of their self-titled release, which dropped on Tuesday. Frontman Aaron Lewis chatted about the album before the band's New York City benefit show last night for the families of the first responders of the 9/11 terror attacks whom Lewis described as heroes who headed into "the belly of the beast and didn't make it out." The singer did not deny that he and guitarist Mike Mushok were in a bad, bad place.
Over the weekend, Staind’s Aaron Lewis hosted his second annual ‘It Takes a Community’ two-night benefit concert in Northampton, Massachusetts. The shows were a call to arms to his brothers in rock to band together to help a worthy cause – reviving school systems and rural communities in the New England area.