Family Values Tour 2001

Various Artists

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Family Values Tour 2001 Review

by Johnny Loftus

Family Values Tour 2001 was recorded live at assorted dates on the annual alt-metal tour. While it's heavy on the workmanlike rock of Stone Temple Pilots, the album does include some other strong performances. Staind vocalist Aaron Lewis, who made his name with some standout performances during the 2000 Family Values outing, returns here with an acoustic version of Pearl Jam's "Black." He also assists Linkin Park with a vicious take on Linkin's "One Step Closer," and fronts his own band for two songs. While the histrionic, flash-in-the-pan industrial outfit Static-X overstays their welcome with two songs, a cover of Rush's "Tom Sawyer" by the delightfully campy Deadsy churns with furious drum fills and a spot-on bass solo.

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