Aaron Lewis does not hide the fact that Staind nearly crumbled during the recording of their self-titled release, which dropped on Tuesday. Frontman Aaron Lewis chatted about the album before the band's New York City benefit show last night for the families of the first responders of the 9/11 terror attacks whom Lewis described as heroes who headed into "the belly of the beast and didn't make it out." The singer did not deny that he and guitarist Mike Mushok were in a bad, bad place.
Staind are performing an album-release concert for charity tonight (Sept. 15) and you can watch the show right here. The concert, which takes place at 9PM ET at the Best Buy Theater in New York City, will benefit families of 9/11 victims in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the tragic events that took place on Sept. 11, 2001.
It's been awhile since we've heard from Staind, but for fans waiting patiently to hear the band’s follow-up to 2008’s ‘The Illusion of Progress,’ the wait is over. Staind’s much-anticipated self-titled seventh album doesn’t hit stores until Tuesday (Sept. 13), but the jock-rock lovers over at ESPN.com somehow got their hands on the disc a bit early and currently are streaming it in its entirety online.
Staind have unleashed the video for 'Not Again,' a heavy-as-hell song from their upcoming self-titled album, due Sept. 13. There's no plot footage spliced into this clip. Honestly, any extraneous narrative would prove unnecessary, since the visual of the band performing in a gray, post-apocalyptic, utterly decaying landscape more than suits the tone and mood of the crunchy, bottom-heavy, neck-snapping song.
Over the weekend, Staind’s Aaron Lewis hosted his second annual ‘It Takes a Community’ two-night benefit concert in Northampton, Massachusetts. The shows were a call to arms to his brothers in rock to band together to help a worthy cause – reviving school systems and rural communities in the New England area.
Staind's 1999 major label debut was titled 'Dysfunction' and judging from singer Aaron Lewis' comments about the recording of the band's upcoming self-titled effort, the process was fraught with plenty of that type of drama. The way Lewis tells it, recording 'Staind' was, well, dysfunctional!