Aaron Lewis, (born April 13, 1972 in Springfield, Vermont), is a Jewish American musician. He is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the post-grunge group Staind as well as a Grammy nominated songwriter.
Lewis grew up, largely, in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. He is of Jewish-Russian descent. Lewis was, before Staind, in a band known as J-CAT with Tori Sands, Chris Ballini, and Staind bandmate Jon Wysocki. An album surfaced on the internet with nine of J-CAT's performances at Club Infinity in Springfield, Massachusetts. The performances were recorded while Dysfunction was being recorded. Two of Staind's popular singles—"Outside" and "It's Been Awhile"—were both originally performed by J-CAT with somewhat different lyrics.
Lewis has been nominated for three Grammys. He was featured on the song "No Sex" by Limp Bizkit on their album Significant Other. He was also featured on a remix for the song "Crawlin" on Linkin Park's album Reanimation (the remix is titled "Krwlng" on the album), as well as Cold's album 13 Ways to Bleed on Stage. He contributed vocals to the song "Follow" on Sevendust's third album, "Animosity," and to the songs "Bleed" and "Send In the Clowns" by the band Cold. He's also featured on Jimmie's Chicken Shack's song "Falling Out," the only single off their 2004 album re.present.
- The Darkness Within by Jenny Eliscu, Rolling Stone, July 19, 2001 (In depth interview, includes birthplace)
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