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    Tue, 27 Oct 2009 10:05:43

    Playlist: Aaron Lewis of Staind - Staind frontman Aaron Lewis sits down with ARTISTdirect.com editor and <I>Dolor</I> author Rick Florino for this exclusive interview about the first three records he ever owned and their impact on him…

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    • Staind - BERLIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 14: Singer Aaron Lewis of the band Staind performs live during a concert at the Huxleys on October 14, 2011 in Berlin, Germany.
    • Staind - In some ways, Staind's triumphant set at "Epicenter 2011" is emblematic of their journey. They were never into press posturing, awards show bullshit, or trying to be something they're not. They write timeless songs like "Eyes Wide Open", "Spleen", "Mudshovel", and "Something to Remind You" and kick teeth in when they hit stage. Isn't that everything a hard rock band should do? Well, they do it better than anyone… - Rick Florino
    • Staind - In some ways, Staind's triumphant set at "Epicenter 2011" is emblematic of their journey. They were never into press posturing, awards show bullshit, or trying to be something they're not. They write timeless songs like "Eyes Wide Open", "Spleen", "Mudshovel", and "Something to Remind You" and kick teeth in when they hit stage. Isn't that everything a hard rock band should do? Well, they do it better than anyone… - Rick Florino

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    Staind have the pop power and the heavy metal heart to solidify them as a legendary band. It'll only be a little while…

    They've got a whole host of modern classics in their catalog—from the massive melodies in "Right Here" and "It's Been Awhile" to the cathartic chaos of "Mudshovel" and "Suffocate." The multi-platinum Massachusetts quartet knows how to write hard rock anthems better than anyone, but when it's time to get heartfelt few are better than frontman Aaron Lewis. Ever since the moment he busted out an acoustic guitar on the 1999 installment of the Family Values tour for "Outside," Aaron's songwriting prowess and undeniably incredible voice have captivated listeners. Given his penchant for a potent tune, we were curious about where it all began.

    In this exclusive interview. ARTISTdirect.com editor and Dolor author Rick Florino spoke to Aaron Lewis about the first three albums to ever inspire him. Aaron went way back in the catalog and gave us three classics for this exclusive playlist feature. Check it out below and pick up Staind's most recent masterpiece, The Illusion of Progress if you haven't yet.

    Aaron Lewis's Playlist:

    1. AC/DCDirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

    2. KISSAlive II

    3. Pink FloydThe Wall

    The first three records ever given to me as a kid were AC/DC's Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, KISS's Alive II and Pink Floyd's The Wall. It was the first music I was ever really able to listen to, rewind and listen to again at my leisure.

    Now on my playlist is Andrew Wilkow and Mark Levin [Laughs]. If I'm not listening to that, it's usually country music.

    Rick Florino
    10.27.09


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