Aaron Lewis, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

August 29th, 2012, 10:00 am by Greg


“The first records that I ever owned I didn’t buy. They were given to me. It was Kiss’ ‘Alive II,’ Kiss’ ‘Destroyer’ and Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall.’ Those three records were given to me when I was in the third grade.

Before that, I’d listen to my parents’ music – Gordon Lightfoot, Al Jarreau and stuff like that.”

In support of their new CD/DVD, “Live From Mohegan Sun,” Aaron Lewis steps up to the microphone with bandmates in Staind as one of the featured main stage bands at the Q-Ruption/Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs on Saturday. The rest of the line-up for the fest includes fellow main stage performers Shinedown, Godsmack and Adelitas Way, as well as P.O.D., Fozzy, In This Moment, Mindset Evolution, Deuce, Redlight King, Candlelight Red and Q-Ruption Battle of the Bands winner Mirk. The SPAC gates are scheduled to open at 1:30pm on Saturday, and the music is slated to begin at 1:50pm. Tix are $39, $49, $59 & $85; lawn $20.

NOTE: Papa Roach has dropped off of the bill due to health problems. More info here…


Five Firsts: Aaron Lewis of Vesper

May 18th, 2010, 10:01 am by Greg

Aaron LewisNAME: Aaron Lewis
INSTRUMENT: Lead singer, guitarist and songwriter

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Motley Crue’s “Shout at the Devil.” Actually, I bought Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” at the same time. Kinda funny thinking about that now. I’d rock out to Nikki Sixx and the gang, and then with the flip of a record I’d be trying to moonwalk along to “Billy Jean”.

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … First actual concert I ever saw was probably on my Dad’s shoulders watching either Johnny Cash or Olivia Newton John at the Saratoga track, but considering I was probably three-years-old, I don’t remember much. One of the first concerts I can “kind of” remember is Guns N’ Roses with Aerosmith at SPAC.

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