Raz of ThrashHits.com conducted an interview with frontman Aaron Lewis of Massachusetts rockers STAIND at this year's Download festival, which was held June 12-14 at Donington Park, United Kingdom. Watch the five-minute chat below.
Lewis revealed in a new interview that he plans to get down to business and finally record his debut solo album this fall, after STAIND finishes up its "Stimulate This" summer tour. As for how his solo material will compare to what he does with STAIND, Lewis told The Pulse of Radio, "It's gonna be actually quite different. You know, I don't want to come out and do a solo record that's gonna be 'STAIND light.' You know, it just, it needs to be different and it's going to be. I don't want to give too much away, you know, but it's going to be very different. Chances are I won't even sing the same way as that I normally do. It's gonna definitely be different."
Lewis has done solo tours every winter for the past several years, usually playing casinos and small venues. He's tested out some solo material at these gigs.
STAIND will begin the "Stimulate This" tour on July 1 in Peoria, Illinois, as the band continues to support 2008's "The Illusion Of Progress" album.
The trek, which also includes SHINEDOWN, CHEVELLE and HALESTORM, is working with promoters to give concertgoers breaks on concessions, parking and products from local businesses.