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Old 07-28-2004, 03:43 AM   #1
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layne staley tribute gig

hey kerri this is sure to grab your attention;

aaron lewis who is of course from staind has being confirmed to be playing this night for charity. money goes to helping musicians affected by alcohol and other drugs via financial and educational assistance. zakk wylde was also interested in playing but he had a prior engagement. the night is in seattle (other side of the country right? lol) and is at the premier theatre (not the correct spelling of that word lol) on august the 27th.

http://www.laynestaleytribute.com/

also saw this cool article on lewis' solo shows which is probably a good indication of what to expect;

Staind singer has quiet side

KEVIN O'HARE
10 May 2004
The Republican

UNCASVILLE, Conn. - Playing solo acoustic shows is nothing new for Aaron Lewis,
who was doing that long before his Springfield-based band Staind turned into
chart-topping hard rock stars.

Still, there's something really strange about hearing Lewis play a solo acoustic
version of The Indigo Girls' "Closer to Fine." And that was just one of the more
intriguing songs to show up in his set list Friday, when Lewis took the stage
all by himself for approximately 4,000 fans at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

The singer/songwriter's two hour and 15 minute concert marked a dramatic
departure from the impression he projects when he's fronting Staind. With his
shaved head, prominent tattoos, pierced eyebrow and angst-filled lyrics, Lewis
can appear rather menacing. But Friday, he picked up an acoustic guitar on a
stage designed like a living room, complete with couches and table lamps, and
promptly launched into an intimate performance that revealed his quieter side.

Mixing Staind material with some of his favorite covers, he began the night with
Staind's "So Far Away," from "14 Shades of Grey," prefacing it by saying "This
is the perfect song for me to start with."

From there it was on to the introspective "Nutshell" by one of his favorite
bands, Alice in Chains, before "Closer to Fine," set up "Zoe Jane," the delicate
ballad which Lewis penned for and dedicated to his young daughter, who was in
the audience.

Though the music was a whole lot mellower than what Staind fans in the audience
may have been used to, the crowd was enthusiastic, roaring its approval when the
singer went into his upper octave during a strong version of Led Zeppelin's
"Thank You," and matching it when he pushed the power quotient during Pearl
Jam's "Release."

"I'm kind of winging it up here," Lewis told the throng, noting that he was
working without a set list. Bantering back and forth with the crowd, he drew
laughs at one point when he said, "No, you do not want me to take my shirt off."

Staind's deeply emotional "Epiphany," was one of the night's highlights, and
Lewis followed it with Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes."

Throughout the evening, the cover songs in particular offered a revealing look
at Lewis' many influences. Toward the back end of the set he went from Tool's
"Sober," straight into Cat Stevens' tale of adolescent family turbulence "Father
and Son." Though the rendition was impressive, Lewis may have been pushing the
patience of the hard rockers as it was also one of the only points during the
show where a lot of people simultaneously bolted for the concessions and rest
rooms.

The singer turned political with a version of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs." And
though he said he was working without a set list, there was a smooth flow when
he segued into Bob Marley's classic "Redemption Song," before taking a shot at
his own image with the amusing rarity "Bong Hits For Breakfast."

Lewis followed that with Staind's mega-hit "Outside," before spinning back to
Alice in Chains for a potent rendition of "Rooster."

The crowd went wild when Lewis turned in a strong cover of Pearl Jam's "Black."
As the night wound down, he offered "Layne," his stirring version of Staind's
salute to Alice in Chains late singer Layne Staley, before returning to encore
with Staind's huge radio hit "It's Been Awhile."

Lewis brief solo tour will continue with several dates in Florida before heading
to Las Vegas in July for shows at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino.

aic fans i guess will have a mixed reaction to aaron playing this event but no-one can deny his love for aic and for layne.

PS: 18 plus gig unless arranged beforehand with security.
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Old 07-28-2004, 07:42 AM   #2
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Wow! If that is ever available on DVD, I'll have to get that one. Thanks for that.
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Old 07-28-2004, 11:38 AM   #3
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Hey, hide, cool post about Lewis! I'm not the biggest Staind fan, but man, that's quite a set and I'll bet it was cool to hear. WAR PIGS!!! Great tune! And I love that he loves Alice, so that puts him up a notch or two . I'm with you farmgirl, if that's recorded, I'd love to get my hands on it. The songs he picked make for an interesting mix.
I wish I could go to the Layne Staley tribute, but it's in Seattle.
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Old 07-28-2004, 01:29 PM   #4
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Thnx for posting this enjoyable "candy" for us!!!
Too bad though that Zakk has other things to do... would've been GREAT!

*calls flight-information*

Dang!!! I wish!
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Old 07-28-2004, 01:56 PM   #5
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Quote: (Originally Posted by Dogstar) I'm with you farmgirl, if that's recorded, I'd love to get my hands on it. The songs he picked make for an interesting mix.
I wish I could go to the Layne Staley tribute, but it's in Seattle.

I would LOVE to see that live...wish he was coming to Wisconsin. That is an awesome set list.
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Old 07-29-2004, 12:10 AM   #6
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so all you fools
who sing just like him
feel free to do so now
cuz he's dead
using, using, using
the using takes toll
isolation
just so happy to be one
sad to, sad to think
sad to think of him more
lonesome friend, we all knew
always hoped you'd pull through
no blame, no blame
no blame, it could be you
using, you can't grow old using
so sing just like him, fuckers
it won't offend him
just me
because he's dead
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Quote: (Originally Posted by jango) 4/20/02

so all you fools
who sing just like him
feel free to do so now
cuz he's dead
using, using, using
the using takes toll
isolation
just so happy to be one
sad to, sad to think
sad to think of him more
lonesome friend, we all knew
always hoped you'd pull through
no blame, no blame
no blame, it could be you
using, you can't grow old using
so sing just like him, fuckers
it won't offend him
just me
because he's dead
Out of all the "Layne" songs, I think Eddie's was the most honest.
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Old 06-16-2005, 11:19 AM   #8
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Quote: (Originally Posted by Dogstar) I wish I could go to the Layne Staley tribute, but it's in Seattle.
Heh, this year, I AM going!
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have a good time! eddie's was the most honest but i actually found aaron's to be the most touching. ironic considering he would have being eddie's target no.1 in that song i reckon. maybe no.2....after sully erna lol....
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LOL, I hear ya. I still like Eddie's the best, though. It was just raw and more real to me.
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i'm a big fan of eddie's but i thought aaron's song that spoke of how layne helped him through tough times to be a lot better than "go ahead sing like him fuckers".
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I think there was a lot of animosity regarding Layne and AIC never really getting the respect they deserved. And now, here are all these Layne wannabes, and I think it just pissed Eddie off.
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