Aaron Lewis on Staind Jokes: "My Diehard Fans Can Be Awesome and Heartless"

To get the skinny on his upcoming gig at Davie's finest, Cowboy Saloon, I spoke with country artist Aaron Lewis. If you can't quite figure out why this name sounds vaguely familiar, it's because this musician was the former frontman of the angsty, postgrunge band Staind. Yes, you read that right: The New England singer who was crooning about "being ugly like me" has switched to a more boot-stompin' genre.

Lewis, who addressed us with genteel Southern terms, like "ma'am" and "darling," talked about Fred Durst, what his former band's members are up to now, and how he really feels about Staind jokes.

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Natalya Jones