Sully Erna and Aaron Lewis, of Godsmack and Staind respectively, are teaming up for a special Drive-In performance, where the two will play side by side on stage for the first time ever for The American Drive-In Tour, kicking off in October. It’s one of the first 2020 drive-in live rock concert tours planned across multiple cities and promises a once-in-a-lifetime event for fans. Tickets go on sale starting this Tuesday, September 15 at noon local time.
Charlie Daniels, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame best known for “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” died Monday morning after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83. Daniels’ death was confirmed by his publicist, Don Murry Grubbs. He is survived by his wife, Hazel, and son Charlie Daniels Jr. Although best known for his blistering fiddle solos, he was an incredibly accomplished song writer. By the time the Charlie Daniels Band topped the charts with “Devil” in 1979, the instrumentalist, singer and songwriter had long established a remarkable, multifaceted career in Music City. As a session musician, he played on three of Bob Dylan’s albums — including the revolutionary “Nashville Skyline” — as well as recordings for Ringo Starr and Leonard Cohen. He also performed on Aaron Lewis of Staind’s debut country solo EP. In 1974, he launched the first “Volunteer Jam,” an all-star concert that has continued for nearly 50 years. Daniels joined the Grand Ole Opry in 2008, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016. Rest in peace Charlie.
Staind has its first full-band reunion concert this last weekend at Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, KY. The band performed their first full show in five years. Previously the band briefly reunited at a charity concert headlined by Aaron Lewis. The band will perform two more shows this coming weekend at Foxwoods Resort and Casino October 5th and 6th to be recorded for a future release), and in a few weeks at Aftershock Festival. Opening the show with the classic ‘Eyes Wide Open,’ from the band’s 2011 self-titled album, to the roar of an energized crowd, the band played a set of their biggest hits including ‘So Far Away,’ ‘Right Here,’ ‘Fade,’ and the #1 smash single, ‘It’s Been A While,’ one of the most played songs in modern rock radio history. Watch a pro-shot recap clip and a fan-filmed video. The band will announce future plans soon, hopefully for more shows and new music. Continue reading
Members of multi-platinum selling rock group Staind, who have been on hiatus since 2012, reunited last night at Aaron Lewis’ charity benefit show. The show which also included Corey Taylor (Stone Sour/Slipknot) and Sully Erna (Godsmack) and had tributes to both recently deceased artists Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington. Continue reading
Former Staind frontman Aaron Lewis will host his 6th Annual Aaron Lewis Invitational Charity Golf Tournament And Concert this weekend at Crumpin-Fox Golf Course in Bernardston, Massachusetts. Lewis will be joined in concert by his friends such as Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor and Saint Asonia (ex-Three Days Grace) singer Adam Gontier. Full lineup and details below. Continue reading