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.
Staind are currently enjoying a break after a decade-plus of rocking through seven studio albums and countless hits which makes it the perfect time to take a step back and reflect on their body of work. Our Readers Poll asks you, the Staind fans, to let us know which of their singles is your favorite.
Eye Empire are set to headline the 'Battlefield of the Mind' benefit gig. The show will feature music from the military-centric documentary of the same name and provide proceeds for the Boot Campaign, which supports military veterans. The evening will also feature performances by Megadeth's David Ellefson, Evanescence's Troy McLawhorn, Staind's Sal G and Lo-Pro members Pete Murray and Neil Godfrey.
Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted has revealed that Staind guitarist Mike Mushok has jumped aboard his new musical project, Newsted. The bassist himself posted a video on YouTube introducing Mushok to the world as a new member of Newsted, adding that the group's new formation is "gonna come out and kick your ass!"
Godsmack have always been vocal about how much of an influence Pantera had on their career and so it seemed only fitting that when the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival rolled into Pantera’s home state of Texas that the band would pay homage to them at some point during the night.
With a ridiculously jam-packed day that featured 14 bands on three different stages spread out over 10 nonstop hours of music, the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival offers up one heck of a music equation resulting in only one thing - an overdose of rock.
Now in its third year, the 2012 class of Uproar Fes
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.