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Endless Summer - Single, Aaron Lewis

Aaron Lewis

April 22nd, 2012

Aaron Lewis


Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s



Aaron Lewis


At the heart of Staind's loud, angst-laden music are the confessional lyrics and introspective personality of frontman Aaron Lewis. While other post-grunge bands were successful in mining the dark caverns once explored by Soundgarden and Alice in Chains, Lewis allowed his sensitivity to pour freely from his words and often pensive vocals, enabling Staind to strike a balance between heavy metal bombast and thoughtful, melodic rock. Born in Springfield, Vermont, Lewis listened to folk music as a child. The son of divorced parents, Lewis chronicled the emotional turmoil in his childhood with Staind, namely on tracks like "Epiphany" and "For You," from Break the Cycle. Like the late Kurt Cobain from Nirvana, Lewis casts an unpretentious, no-frills image, exhibiting a brooding disposition and emotional vulnerability that troubled youths can relate to. Lewis recorded his first album with Staind, Tormented, in 1996. Staind remained on the fringes of mainstream acceptance until "Outside," a live collaboration between Lewis and Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst during the 1999 Family Values Tour, blew up on alternative and mainstream rock stations a year later. With only his acoustic guitar as his musical backing, Lewis delivered a raw, anguished performance of a song that Staind would later record in the studio for Break the Cycle. The track carved the path for Staind's subsequent commercial breakthrough. Staind sustained a decade of popularity before Lewis broke free with a solo career in 2011, refashioning himself as a conservative country singer on his 2011 EP, Town Line.

Top Albums

Endless Summer - Single, Aaron Lewis
1. Endless Summ..
Town Line, Aaron Lewis
2. Town Line

Top Songs

Endless SummerEndless Summer - Single3:22$1.29
Country Boy (feat. George Jones &..Town Line4:43$1.29
Country Boy (Acoustic Version)Town Line4:19$1.29
Tangled Up In YouTown Line4:28$1.29
Story Never EndsTown Line4:46$1.29
Country Boy (Radio Edit)Town Line4:20$1.29
MassachusettsTown Line5:03$1.29
Vicious CirclesTown Line5:07$1.29

Top Music Videos

Country Boy, Aaron Lewis
1. Country Boy


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