Rock Report 4/27/22

While Aaron Lewis has spent much of the year touring solo, he will reunite with his Staind bandmates in September.

The group officially ended their hiatus in 2019, playing their first show in five years at the 2019 Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. Since that reunion, there’s been talk of Staind working on new music with Lewis suggesting in May 2021 that he felt a new album would arrive in 2022. While there’s been no word on an album as of yet, there are now fall tour dates with the month of September seemingly reserved for Staind on Lewis’ calendar.

Godsmack frontman Sully Erna recently spoke with an Orlando rock station after playing a radio festival.   He tells Pat and Taco Bob that the new record is in the can and we’ll hear some of it, most likely, in a few months. Then, he offered a dire statement. “We’ll be back first quarter of ’23 with a new record. The record’s finished; we’re done recording it. You should probably be hearing new music by summertime — mid-to-late summer — and then following it up with a second single and the full record by the top of ’23. That’s the plan.

At a stop on the Metal Tour of the Year, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine dressed incognito — or as close as one can get to being incognito while present at their own co-headlining event — and snuck into the stands to hand a little kid a handful of guitar picks.
A video was posted on his instagram showing the act of kindness.