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Staind Frontman Aaron Lewis Talks About Being "Mr. Mom"

07/23/2008 at 03:30 PM ET

Aaron_lewisIn an impressive display of multi-tasking, Staind frontman Aaron Lewis reveals that his band’s latest album was recorded in a barn on his property as he split child-rearing duties with his wife, Vanessa. In November, the couple welcomed daughter Indie Shay, 8-months, who joined big sisters Nyla Rae, 3, and Zoe Jane, 6, at home.  Aaron, 36, says he would often record until 2 a.m., only to get back up at 6:30 a.m. with Indie; he would then take Zoe to school "and be Mr. Mom all morning so … Vanessa could get some stuff done." By lunchtime, Aaron’s day would be in full swing.  He adds,

At noon I would go up to the studio and start working. At 3 o’clock I would stop what I was doing in the studio and I would go and I would pick my daughter up from school and then go back up to the studio and work until 2 o’clock in the morning. And then get up at 6:30 in the morning with the baby again.

Staind’s new album — The Illusion of Progress — is scheduled for release on Aug. 19.

Source: LiveDaily; Photo by Trent Warner/StarTraks.

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michelle on

Love him and his music. My niece Zoe Jane is named after the song he wrote for his daughter and after my mom Jane. It is a beautiful song. If you havent heard it please, go and buy it.

aurora mia on

I love this style of music and it’s so much fun to see Aaron Lewis, Anthony Kedis and Chris Cornell being such good dads! It makes me smile! Can we see more of Chris Cornell soon??? :)

Amanda on

What a good daddy!!! :)

crystal on

I absolutly LOVE LOVE LOVE Aaron lewis and staind!!!!!
It’s so good to hear that he is a great dad,If you havent listened to their music PLEASE go buy one of their cd’s…I highly reccomend Chapter V!!!!I cant wait to see them in Lubbock on the 10th of Aug!


shana Heinle on

just wanted to say that I think it is great that Aaron puts his children first. we need to see more of that in the world. his music has helped me through alot. It’s not just music to me, it’s meaning of life and waht we all go through. so thanks to Aaron.

Kristy Martinez on

What a great dad!!! more dads need to be more like that…. yes work for their family but don’t forget what’s more important… He sooooo rocks!!

Lori on

I saw Aaron Lewis at Westbury last night and met him after the show. What a down to earth cool dude! It’s awesome that he knows that love and family are the most important things in life besides his incredible music!


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