1. Aaron Lewis on Committing to Country Music, Status of Staind & Why He'd 'Certainly Vote For' Donald Trump

    March 04, 2016 7:35 PM EST Aaron Lewis has his third country release finished and ready to go, and he's confident it will leave no doubt about his commitment to the genre. "It sounds like country music, which these days is pretty rare, for a 'country artist' to actually put out country music,"…

  2. Lynyrd Skynyrd & Peter Frampton Join Forces on 'Call Me the Breeze': Exclusive Video

    July 17, 2015 2:19 PM EDT When he got the call to be part of an all-star tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd last fall, Peter Frampton didn't hesitate for a moment. "We've known each other on a very close level," Frampton tells Billboard. He joined the group to play J.J. Cale's "Call Me the Breeze…

  3. Staind’s Aaron Lewis Forgets the Words to National Anthem: Watch

    October 27, 2014 12:40 AM EDT There was an error at Game 5 of the World Series even before the first pitch. Country singer Aaron Lewis stumbled early on during his rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Sunday night. After starting with "O say can you see by the dawn's early light, what so…

  4. Aaron Lewis Scolds Grabby Audience in Onstage Rant: 'Your Mothers Should Be Ashamed' (Video)

    June 02, 2014 5:37 PM EDT In defending a crowd-surfing teen, the Staind frontman admonished the audience at a concert for Kansas City radio station 98.9 The Rock: "That f---ing girl is, like, 15 ... and you f---ing pieces of shit are molesting her!" Word to the wise: respect women at Staind shows or face…

  5. Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert Line-up for Memorial Day Fest

    May 27, 2013 2:32 PM EDT Some of country music's big names, including Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker and Zac Brown Band, take the stage at the Bayou Country Superfest at LSU's Tiger Stadium for a Memorial Day holiday jamfest. The festival's producer, Quint Davis, said the talent and…

  6. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha Climbs To No. 1 on Pop Songs

    November 26, 2012 4:55 PM EST The singer scores her third format leader with 'Die Young,' the lead single from her Dec. 4 album 'Warrior.' Plus, a host of new holiday songs enter AC and Jake Owen's 'One' tops Country Airplay. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of…

  7. Aaron Lewis on Staind's Upcoming Hiatus: 'We're Not Breaking Up'

    July 20, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Singer preps new solo album, 'The Road,' for September release. An upcoming Staind hiatus will allow frontman Aaron Lewis to immerse himself deeper in his country music pursuit as a solo artist, including his first full-length album, "The Road," which comes out Sept. 11 on…

  8. Lionel Richie, George Strait Light Up CRS in Nashville

    February 23, 2012 2:10 PM EST Day one of the 2012 Country Radio Seminar is in the books. The day started with the opening ceremonies at the Nashville Convention Center with the presentation of the annual Humanitarian Awards to stations in small, medium, and large markets following an opening keynote address by Bob Pittman…

  9. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean Score Big With ACM Nominations

    January 26, 2012 12:25 PM EST It was a big morning for Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean as the nominations for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Award were announced. Nominees were announced online via the first-ever ACM digital press conference this morning on the Academy's Facebook and Twitter pages. Awards co…

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: Tony Bennett, Kristin Chenoweth, Mumford & Sons

    September 24, 2011 2:05 PM EDT MOVES LIKE BENNETT: Nevermind that young'un Mick Jagger. Tony Bennett isn't gathering any moss either. As previously reported , while Maroon 5 's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , spends a third week at No. 1, Bennett becomes the oldest living artist…

  11. Staind Fractured in Studio: 'It Got So Bad'

    August 19, 2011 1:54 PM EDT Staind 's hard-rocking, self-titled seventh album, due out Sept. 13, is also the toughest album the band has ever made, according to frontman Aaron Lewis. "It was full-on falling apart at the seams," Lewis tells Billboard.com. "Everything just went completely sideways, for…

  12. Adele Holds Atop Billboard 200, Marsha Ambrosius Bows at No. 2

    March 09, 2011 8:55 AM EST A dele's "21" stands firm at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, moving 168,000 copies (down 52%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. With a little over 520,000 sold in two weeks, "21" has swiftly become the year's best selling album -- and…

  13. Aaron Lewis Talks Country Crossover, Preps 'Heavier' Staind LP

    March 04, 2011 10:40 AM EST S taind 's Aaron Lewis may have gone country on his first solo release, but don't expect to see him sporting a Stetson and fancy boots any time in the near future. "Hell no," Lewis tells Billboard.com. "I've never felt the need to try to put on airs or try to be…

  14. Jennifer Lopez Leaps Onto Hot 100 with 'On the Floor'

    March 03, 2011 11:44 AM EST J ennifer Lopez blasts back onto the Billboard Hot 100, as "On the Floor," featuring Pitbull , soars in as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 9, marking the new "American Idol" judge's highest career launch on the list. Lopez's first top 10 as a lead artist since the four…

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Enrique Iglesias, Bruno Mars, Decemberists

    January 27, 2011 5:55 PM EST HE'S THE GREATEST DANCER: Enrique Iglesias passes a King (of Pop) and a Prince for most No. 1s among solo males in the 34-year history of Dance/Club Play Songs . "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)," featuring Ludacris & DJ Frank E, rises 2-1 to become Iglesias' eighth…

  16. Chart Highlights: Pop, Rap Songs & More

    January 24, 2011 4:45 PM EST Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Grenade" Bruno Mars…

  17. Staind's Aaron Lewis Talks Tea Party, Goes Country on New EP

    October 07, 2010 5:30 PM EDT With Staind in between album cycles, frontman Aaron Lewis begins a 19-date solo acoustic tour tonight (Oct. 7) at Boston's House of Blues, in support of a five-song EP due out in the spring. Lewis tells Billboard.com the country-based effort, which marks his debut into solo waters, is a…

  18. Staind's Aaron Lewis Starts New Charity, Discusses Solo Debut

    July 06, 2010 10:58 AM EDT Staind frontman Aaron Lewis recently finished recording a country-tinged solo album, and in the coming months he'll meet with his bandmates to write the group's next album. But for now he has one main focus: to reopen his daughter's elementary school in Worthington, Mass.,…

  19. Staind, Shinedown And More Go On Stimulate This! Tour

    July 01, 2009 10:21 AM EDT They don't plan on preaching (much) from the stage, but politics and the current economic climate helped inspire this summer's Stimulate This! Tour, a hard rock package featuring Staind, Shinedown, Chevelle and Halestorm that kicks off Wednesday in Peoria, Ill. Staind frontman Aaron…

  20. Staind Sets Summer 'Stimulus' Tour

    May 11, 2009 7:05 AM EDT Rock acts Staind, Shinedown, Chevelle and Halestorm are doing their part to "stimulate" the summer concert season. The four bands are teaming up for a 40-date U.S. theater/amphitheater tour that aims to give concertgoers an affordable ticket price combined with other promotional…

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