Lee Aaron Interview: 2010-08-09

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Lee Aaron

Lee Aaron Interview the Canadian hard rock & jazz singer talks about her current life and family.

  • Lee Aaron talks about her coming to Nova Scotia for Riverfest.
  • She discusses what’s going on currently in her life.
  • We talk about the changes in the music industry.
  • Lee Aaron mentions her current band members and past members.


Lee Aaron is a Canadian rock and jazz singer. She had several hits in the 1980s and early 1990s such as “Metal Queen”, “Whatcha Do to My Body” and “Sex with Love”.

Aaron’s debut 1982 album The Lee Aaron Project on Freedom Records (later reissued on Attic) featured a who’s who of the Toronto music scene, with members of Moxy, Riff Raff, Santers, and Triumph’s Rik Emmett. The album, available in England only as an import, created a groundswell of interest that resulted in Aaron’s appearance that year at the Reading Festival.

In late 1982, Aaron flew to New York and posed topless for the men’s magazine OUI. The magazine’s March 1983 issue featured Aaron on the cover and in an interview. Aaron later concluded that posing for the magazine damaged her musical credibility; she regretted the decision and assigned blame for it to pressure from her manager.

1984’s recording of the album Metal Queen resulted in a multi-album deal with Attic Records. During the recording of Metal Queen, guitarist John Albani joined the band and he and Aaron formed a solid songwriting partnership that would last eleven years.

Between 1984 and 1992, Aaron toured almost non-stop, including over twenty European tours and appearances in Japan and the US. She released six albums on Attic Records in Canada, as well as international releases in the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Benelux, Italy, Scandinavia, Australia and Japan. She has won three Toronto Music Awards for Best Female Vocalist, ten Juno nominations, and topped dozens of European music polls.

Her greatest commercial success came with the release of Bodyrock in 1989. The album spawned several hit songs, including “Whatcha Do to My Body”, and was certified double platinum in Canada