Aaron Lewis Got Wasted And Accidently Played Staind’s “It’s Been Awhile” Twice During Recent Solo Show

Staind frontman Aaron Lewis ended up getting wasted and accidently performed the band’s hit song “It’s Been Awhile” twice during his July 21 solo show at Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach, DE. Towards the end of the second performance, he realized the mistake and told the audience the following:

“You know what I’m realizing right this second? That I’m drunk enough that I should be playing ‘Outside’ right now, and instead I’m playing a fucking song I already played tonight. Which means I might be slightly overserved. So should I play the fucking song that I was supposed to be playing the whole fucking time? Because maybe I might have smoked a little bit too much weed tonight. I will say that’s a first. That’s a first right there… I’ll hear about that one tomorrow. Actually, I’m gonna call you out and we’ll see whether you guys out me tomorrow for that. So I guess we’ll just see how much y’all love me, ’cause no one else except everybody in this room just saw that happen, so you can give me a free pass. It is entirely and totally up to you, so we’ll see whether I’m hiding my face in shame tomorrow, ’cause I have definitely seen a whole lot of cameras recording this, which… super comfortable.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Aaron Lewis (Staind) On New Solo Material: “It’s Somewhere Between Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ And Billie Eilish”

It looks like Staind frontman Aaron Lewis is sitting on some different sounding solo material. He said the following about that during a recent interview with Billboard:

“It’s like 30 ideas, but they don’t fit with anything that’s going on right now. They don’t fit Staind. They don’t fit with my country thing. It’s somewhere between Pink Floyd‘s ‘Dark Side Of The Moon‘ and Billie Eilish — very dreamscape-y, very ethereal. The musical landscape is quite simple and sparse; there’s a lot of stuff going on without much stuff going on. It’ll be much more focused around melody.”

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Staind’s Aaron Lewis Announces Two Livestream Shows

Staind frontman Aaron Lewis has announced two acoustic livestream concerts. The first show will take place on November 20 and it will feature songs from his 2011 EP “Town Line” and Staind’s 1999 album “Dysfunction.“ Notably, Mike Mushok will join him for that performance. The second show will take place on November 27 and it will feature songs from Lewis’ 2012 album “The Road” and Staind‘s 2001 album “Break The Cycle.“ Tickets can be found at aaronlewisvip.com.

Aaron Lewis (Staind) & Sully Erna (Godsmack) Add More Dates To “The American Drive-In Tour”

Aaron Lewis (Staind) and Sully Erna (Godsmack) have added two more dates to their “American Drive-In Tour.” Those include new stops in Dallas and San Antonio, TX.

Tour Dates:

10/09 Obetz, OH – Fortress Obetz
10/10 McHenry, IL – McHenry Outdoor Theater
10/11 Independence, MO – B&B Theatres Twin Drive-In
10/17 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum Lawn
10/18 Lafayette, LA – Acadiana Drive-In at Cajun Dome
10/23 Daytona, FL – Daytona International Speedway
10/24 Concord, NC – Charlotte Motor Speedway
10/27 Dallas, TX – Fair Park
10/28 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
10/30 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona State Fairgrounds
10/31 Ventura, CA – Ventura County Fairgrounds
11/01 Del Mar, CA – Del Mar Fairgrounds

Some footage from their October 3 show in Somerset, WI has surfaced as well:

Aaron Lewis (Staind) & Sully Erna (Godsmack) Announce “The American Drive-In Tour”

Aaron Lewis (Staind) and Sully Erna (Godsmack) will be joining forces for “The American Drive-In Tour” this fall. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow (September 15) via aaronandsully.com.

Tour Dates:

10/01 Wichita, KS – Starlite Drive-In
10/02 Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheatre
10/03 Somerset, WI – Somerset Amphitheater
10/09 Obetz, OH – Fortress Obetz
10/10 McHenry, IL – McHenry Outdoor Theater
10/11 Independence, MO – B&B Theatres Twin Drive-In
10/17 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum Lawn
10/18 Lafayette, LA – Acadiana Drive-In at Cajun Dome
10/23 Daytona, FL – TBA
10/24 Concord, NC – Charlotte Motor Speedway
10/30 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona State Fairgrounds
10/31 Ventura, CA – Ventura County Fairgrounds
11/01 Del Mar, CA – Del Mar Fairgrounds

Lewis commented:

“Sully and I have been friends for 25 years. We’ve been talking about doing something for the last 10 years. The time has finally come. I couldn’t be more excited to be bringing this to you in such strange times.”

Erna continued:

“Me and Aaron Lewis? Onstage together…acoustic? Do I need to say more? Just don’t miss it! It may never happen again.”

Promoters Danny Wimmer Presents added:

“The nationwide trek will follow current local health guidelines for fans’ safety and enjoyment. Some shows will be drive-in events with patrons in or adjacent to their cars, and other shows will feature viewing from socially distanced fan “pods” or tables designed for up to four people.”

Aaron Lewis Working On New Staind Music And New Solo Acoustic Album

It looks like Staind have been working on new material as of late. Frontman Aaron Lewis confirmed the news during an appearance on Godsmack frontman Sully Erna‘s “Hometown Sessions.” On top of that, Lewis also revealed that he is working on a solo acoustic album.

Lewis said the following about Staind:

“I’m working on new Staind shit… We’re toying around with some creativity.”

He also added the following about the acoustic album:

“I’ve got a completely acoustic [album] — no coloration to it. It’s not gonna be country, it’s not gonna be anything except an acoustic guitar and vocals. That’s what’s next.”

“The last show that I played here in Nashville, just me acoustically, with no back-up band or anything. I was playing some of the songs off the country records, and I was playing some of the songs from Staind, but all just me and the acoustic guitar.

That simplifies everything — that takes away the country flavor, that takes away the rock flavor, that takes away everything and just leaves the skeletal structure.

And Scott Borchetta, the president of my record label, was so moved by that show, this next record he wants from me, which would have been a country record, he wants a totally acoustic record.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Staind’s Aaron Lewis Perform An Acoustic Cover Of Skid Row’s “I Remember You”

During his February 20 show in Reading, PA, Staind’s Aaron Lewis performed an acoustic cover of Skid Row’s “I Remember You.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Staind’s Aaron Lewis Cuts Oklahoma City Show Short After Telling Audience “Shut The Fuck Up Or I’m Done”

Aaron Lewis (Staind) ended up cutting his March 9 show at The Criterion in Oklahoma City, OK short after becoming angry with the audience for talking during his performance. The frontman was trying to play an acoustic version of Staind‘s “Intro” when he decided to storm offstage.

Lewis told the crowd the following:

“Listen, if you don’t shut the fuck up, you can’t even hear the guitar. So shut up. I’ve got three more fucking minutes — three. Can you please for once…?

Through the whole fucking evening, you guys have talked all fucking night. Shut the fuck up or I’m done.”

He later added:

“It’s so fucking ironic that this fucking song is a ‘thank you,’ and I can’t get you to shut the fuck up to hear it.”

Eventually, he started singing the opening verses, but the audience continued to talk resulting in him putting down his guitar and flicking his cup offstage before leaving. You can see footage of all that below.

This news comes after a similar situation occured during Lewis’ Pharr, TX show.

[via Blabbermouth]