STAIND and SAINT ASONIA guitarist Mike Mushok was interviewed for a recent episode of the “Metal Brainiac” podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).
On whether he ever entertained the idea of getting a new singer for STAIND since Aaron was busy with his solo career:
“No. I had people telling me that too. And I’m, like, ‘I’m not gonna… It doesn’t make sense.’ I mean, STAIND is so associated with Aaron‘s voice. Although I guess you could say the same for JOURNEY too, and they did it. We’re not JOURNEY — don’t get me wrong — but it was nothing that I ever entertained. I don’t think I’d ever entertain that thought. To me, STAIND is the music I write and the lyrics that Aaron puts to it. And I don’t know about somebody else coming out and singing those songs. Personally, I think that’s what it should be. That being said, I’m not gonna say that SAINT ASONIA… We’ll probably play a couple of STAIND songs here and there. But it’s not going out as being STAIND and playing only STAIND [material].”
Read the full interview at blabbermouth.net