Watch Staind’s Aaron Lewis & Mike Mushok Perform An Acoustic Version Of “Mudshovel”

Aaron Lewis was joined by his Staind bandmate Mike Mushok during a livestreamed acoustic performance on November 20. Footage of “Mudshovel” from the set has since surfaced online and can be seen below. As previously reported, Lewis will be playing another livestreamed acoustic show on November 27.

Staind’s Aaron Lewis Announces Two Livestream Shows

Staind frontman Aaron Lewis has announced two acoustic livestream concerts. The first show will take place on November 20 and it will feature songs from his 2011 EP “Town Line” and Staind’s 1999 album “Dysfunction.“ Notably, Mike Mushok will join him for that performance. The second show will take place on November 27 and it will feature songs from Lewis’ 2012 album “The Road” and Staind‘s 2001 album “Break The Cycle.“ Tickets can be found at

Aaron Lewis Working On New Staind Music And New Solo Acoustic Album

It looks like Staind have been working on new material as of late. Frontman Aaron Lewis confirmed the news during an appearance on Godsmack frontman Sully Erna‘s “Hometown Sessions.” On top of that, Lewis also revealed that he is working on a solo acoustic album.

Lewis said the following about Staind:

“I’m working on new Staind shit… We’re toying around with some creativity.”

He also added the following about the acoustic album:

“I’ve got a completely acoustic [album] — no coloration to it. It’s not gonna be country, it’s not gonna be anything except an acoustic guitar and vocals. That’s what’s next.”

“The last show that I played here in Nashville, just me acoustically, with no back-up band or anything. I was playing some of the songs off the country records, and I was playing some of the songs from Staind, but all just me and the acoustic guitar.

That simplifies everything — that takes away the country flavor, that takes away the rock flavor, that takes away everything and just leaves the skeletal structure.

And Scott Borchetta, the president of my record label, was so moved by that show, this next record he wants from me, which would have been a country record, he wants a totally acoustic record.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Staind’s “The Illusion Of Progress” To Receive New Limited Edition Vinyl Pressing

A new limited edition vinyl pressing of Staind‘s 2008 album “The Illusion Of Progress” is set to be released on April 17 via Music On Vinyl. The effort will be available on silver 180 gram vinyl and it will be limited to 1500 copies.

Staind Announce Second Mashantucket, CT Show

Staind’s October 5 show at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT has officially sold out, so the band have decided to play another concert at the same venue on October 6. Here’s their updated schedule:

09/27 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
10/05 Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino
10/06 Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino
10/11 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival

Staind Announce Mashantucket, CT Show

Staind will be performing at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT on October 5. Aaron Lewis announced the concert during his recent solo show at the same venue. The frontman’s Staind bandmate Mike Mushok also joined him onstage during that show for a performance of “Something To Remind You.” You can see footage of that HERE. Staind currently have the following dates booked:

09/27 Louisville, KY – Louder Thank Life Festival
10/05 Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino
10/11 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival

Aaron Lewis Says If Staind Decided To Record New Music “It Would Be Pretty Brutal”

Staind will be reuniting for the upcoming Louder Than Life and Aftershock festivals, but the band currently don’t have any plans past those dates. However, during an appearance on “Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon,” frontman Aaron Lewis was asked what new material from the group might sound like if they decided to enter the studio. He responded by saying the music “would be pretty brutal.”

Lewis said the following when asked if the upcoming reunion shows will lead to more activity in 2020:

“This is definitely, ‘Let’s just get together and play a few shows and see what happens.’ And 2020 is 2020. And we’ll see. I’ve made no commitments to anything. I just wanna kind of see how this couple of shows goes.”

He also added the following about his time away from the band:

“I needed the break. I definitely needed that break. And that break turned into these avenues. And the break went long enough to where I wouldn’t mind getting out there on stage with STAIND and playing some songs that we all wrote together a long time ago.”

He went on to say that touring was a major factor in Staind’s hiatus:

“I think that it was 13, 14 years of being away from home for 10 months out of the year and singing those songs. It was just a culmination of everything. And I’m ready to play some shows [with STAIND] again.”

Lewis also said the following about hypothetical new material from the band:

“I think that if we were to go into the studio and do anything, it would be pretty brutal. It would be continuing back to how heavy we were to begin with, when ‘It’s Been Awhile’ and ‘Outside’ and ‘So Far Away’ and songs like that, that were radio songs, confused everything. ‘Cause if you came and saw us at a show, the show was a hell of a lot heavier than most of the songs that you would hear on the radio. And I would have to say that it would be going back in the direction of just heavy… I think I’ve got some pent-up stuff that would probably flow out quite nicely over some of Mike’s heavy riffs.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Staind Discuss Their Return

Staind’s Aaron Lewis and Mike Mushok were recently interviewed by Loudwire about their live return and future plans. As previously reported, the band are currently booked to perform at Louder Than Life on September 27.

Lewis said the following:

“It was just a matter of enough time having gone by. We decided that we were gonna put a couple shows on the books and just start there. Just kinda dip our toes and see what happens, and look at this from a distance.”

Mushok continued:

“The time was right for us to take these opportunities and start making music again. There’s some great festivals coming up that we’ve played before, and doing those again is something we’ve talked about for a long time. Aaron and I both felt it was a good time to get back together and start playing these songs again.”

When asked about the possibility of new music, both were noncommittal about the idea, but Mushok is hopeful:

“That would be kind of the next step. “Right now, it’s just one step at a time. I’d love for that to happen, and I’m very proud of the stuff that we’ve done, and I love writing with Aaron. It’s just such a different day. I’m happy that we’re even able to go out and play.”

Staind Appear To Be Teasing Their Return

Staind have posted a new teaser clip that seems to suggest that they are getting ready to make their return. The 17-second video has been posted on the band’s social media accounts with the caption “Stay tuned.” This news comes after frontman Aaron Lewis recently hinted at their return during a solo show.