Aaron Lewis Got Wasted And Accidently Played Staind’s “It’s Been Awhile” Twice During Recent Solo Show

Staind frontman Aaron Lewis ended up getting wasted and accidently performed the band’s hit song “It’s Been Awhile” twice during his July 21 solo show at Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach, DE. Towards the end of the second performance, he realized the mistake and told the audience the following:

“You know what I’m realizing right this second? That I’m drunk enough that I should be playing ‘Outside’ right now, and instead I’m playing a fucking song I already played tonight. Which means I might be slightly overserved. So should I play the fucking song that I was supposed to be playing the whole fucking time? Because maybe I might have smoked a little bit too much weed tonight. I will say that’s a first. That’s a first right there… I’ll hear about that one tomorrow. Actually, I’m gonna call you out and we’ll see whether you guys out me tomorrow for that. So I guess we’ll just see how much y’all love me, ’cause no one else except everybody in this room just saw that happen, so you can give me a free pass. It is entirely and totally up to you, so we’ll see whether I’m hiding my face in shame tomorrow, ’cause I have definitely seen a whole lot of cameras recording this, which… super comfortable.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Mike Mushok Says Staind Have “A Bunch Of Songs Kicking Around” For Their Next Album

During a recent interview with Audio Ink Radio, Staind’s Mike Mushok offered an update on the writing process for the band’s new album. He said the following:

“We’re working on that now. Aaron [Lewis] is finishing up a country record; he’s just about done with it. I think the idea is once that’s completed, we’re gonna… There’s a bunch of [new] songs kicking around. It’s just kind of [a matter of] sorting through that stuff and seeing what, if anything, we like, and figuring out… I imagine, having not put out a real record of new music in 10 years, we’re gonna be pretty critical of what it is and wanna make sure that it’s great. But, yes, there is talk of that. We actually signed a record deal and have a deal to do a new record.”

Korn And Staind Announce Summer U.S. Tour

Korn and Staind have announced a summer U.S. tour. ’68 and Fire From The Gods will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With ’68:

08/05 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
08/07 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
08/08 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
08/10 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
08/11 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
08/13 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
08/14 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
08/17 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/18 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/20 Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
08/21 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
08/24 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
08/25 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
08/27 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
08/28 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center

With Fire From The Gods:

08/31 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/02 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
09/03 Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
09/05 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
09/06 Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheater
09/09 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
09/11 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/12 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/14 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
09/15 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
09/18 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
09/19 Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
09/21 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
09/23 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life (festival date)

Staind Stream Live Version Of “Mudshovel”

Staind are streaming a live version of their song “Mudshovel.” This version of the track is from the band’s new live album “Live: It’s Been Awhile,” which will be released on May 7. That effort was recorded during an October 2019 show at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT. Footage of the set will stream on May 1 as part of the band’s two-part virtual concert series “The Return Of Staind.” The second part of the series will feature a livestream concert in which the band will be performing “Break The Cycle“ in full at Mill 1 at Open Square in Holyoke, MA on May 8. Tickets can be found HERE. Mike Mushok said the following about “Mudshovel”:

“There hasn’t been a gig since we first wrote this song in ’96 where we haven’t played ‘Mudshovel‘. It’s definitely become a fan favorite and I have as much fun playing it now as I did back then.”

Staind Hoping To Release New Album In 2022

Staind previously announced that they are planning to release a new live album on May 7 to coincide with a two-part streaming series, but now it looks like a new studio album may be on the way as well. During an appearance on SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” frontman Aaron Lewis said that the band are hoping to release a new record sometime next year:

“I would certainly love to have it recorded and done by the end of this year, to be released next year. All of our plans that were kind of semi on the books and on the table, everything just had a year taken off of it [due to the pandemic]. We were gonna have a record come out sometime in 2020 or certainly in 2021, and there was a schedule that was on the table that, just like everything else, got burned to the ground as soon as [the lockdown] started.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Staind To Release New Live Album “Live: It’s Been Awhile” In May, Announce Two-Part Streaming Concert Series

Staind will be releasing a new live album titled “Live: It’s Been Awhile” on May 7. The effort was recorded during an October 2019 show at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT. Footage of the set will also stream on May 1 as part of the band’s two-part virtual concert series “The Return Of Staind.” The second part of the series will feature a livestream concert in which the band will be performing “Break The Cycle“ in full at Mill 1 at Open Square in Holyoke, MA on May 8. Tickets can be found HERE.

Aaron Lewis said the following about the “Live: It’s Been Awhile” set:

“These were the first grouping of shows we played together in 2019, when we were gearing up for what was to be a very busy 2020…that never happened. I’m glad we captured that energy here and can share it with those who couldn’t be at Foxwoods.”

He also added the following about the “Break The Cycle” livestream:

“Our first show together in 1995 was at a now defunct bar called the Waterfront in Holyoke. We played mostly covers, because that’s what you had to do back then. Turns out The Waterfront is two miles from where we did this. Here we are, two miles down the road, 26 years later, celebrating the anniversary of the album that helped us break though 20 years ago and altered our lives forever.”

The cover art and track listing for the live album can be found below, along with a live version of “It’s Been Awhile” and a trailer for the streaming series:

“Live: It’s Been Awhile” Track Listing:

01. “Eyes Wide Open” (live)
02. “Paper Jesus” (live)
03. “Not Again” (live)
04. “Fade” (live)
05. “For You” (live)
06. “Something” (live)
07. “Intro” (live)
08. “Crawl” (live)
09. “Right Here” (live)
10. “Outside” (live)
11. “Paper Wings” (live)
12. “So Far Away” (live)
13. “Raw” (live)
14. “It’s Been Awhile” (live)
15. “Mudshovel” (live)

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 aaronlewisvip.com.

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.