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]

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 (Staind) & Sully Erna (Godsmack) Add More Dates To “The American Drive-In Tour”

Aaron Lewis (Staind) and Sully Erna (Godsmack) have added two more dates to their “American Drive-In Tour.” Those include new stops in Dallas and San Antonio, TX.

Tour Dates:

10/09 Obetz, OH – Fortress Obetz
10/10 McHenry, IL – McHenry Outdoor Theater
10/11 Independence, MO – B&B Theatres Twin Drive-In
10/17 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum Lawn
10/18 Lafayette, LA – Acadiana Drive-In at Cajun Dome
10/23 Daytona, FL – Daytona International Speedway
10/24 Concord, NC – Charlotte Motor Speedway
10/27 Dallas, TX – Fair Park
10/28 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
10/30 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona State Fairgrounds
10/31 Ventura, CA – Ventura County Fairgrounds
11/01 Del Mar, CA – Del Mar Fairgrounds

Some footage from their October 3 show in Somerset, WI has surfaced as well:

Aaron Lewis (Staind) & Sully Erna (Godsmack) Announce “The American Drive-In Tour”

Aaron Lewis (Staind) and Sully Erna (Godsmack) will be joining forces for “The American Drive-In Tour” this fall. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow (September 15) via aaronandsully.com.

Tour Dates:

10/01 Wichita, KS – Starlite Drive-In
10/02 Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheatre
10/03 Somerset, WI – Somerset Amphitheater
10/09 Obetz, OH – Fortress Obetz
10/10 McHenry, IL – McHenry Outdoor Theater
10/11 Independence, MO – B&B Theatres Twin Drive-In
10/17 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum Lawn
10/18 Lafayette, LA – Acadiana Drive-In at Cajun Dome
10/23 Daytona, FL – TBA
10/24 Concord, NC – Charlotte Motor Speedway
10/30 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona State Fairgrounds
10/31 Ventura, CA – Ventura County Fairgrounds
11/01 Del Mar, CA – Del Mar Fairgrounds

Lewis commented:

“Sully and I have been friends for 25 years. We’ve been talking about doing something for the last 10 years. The time has finally come. I couldn’t be more excited to be bringing this to you in such strange times.”

Erna continued:

“Me and Aaron Lewis? Onstage together…acoustic? Do I need to say more? Just don’t miss it! It may never happen again.”

Promoters Danny Wimmer Presents added:

“The nationwide trek will follow current local health guidelines for fans’ safety and enjoyment. Some shows will be drive-in events with patrons in or adjacent to their cars, and other shows will feature viewing from socially distanced fan “pods” or tables designed for up to four people.”

Godsmack’s Sully Erna Recruits Shinedown, Papa Roach, Staind, Etc. Members For “Live From The Living Room” Charity Fundraiser

Sully Erna (Godsmack) has announced a “Live From The Living Room” fundraiser for The Scars Foundation. The event will stream on the frontman’s YouTube channel and the Foundation’s Facebook page on August 6 at 5:00 p.m PT / 8:00 p.m. ET and it will feature Godsmack, Erna solo (feat. Chris Lester and Máiréad Nesbitt), Staind’s Aaron Lewis, Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Zach Myers, Papa Roach, Saint Asonia’s Mike Mushok and Adam Gontier, Extreme’s Nuno Bettencourt, and Sevendust’s Clint Lowery.

Erna commented:

“I had always looked for ways to give back and help others in some way after reaching certain levels of success in my life. But I could never really figure out where to dedicate my time and attention and what was important to me, or where I even had experience to offer. One day, I started thinking about my own life and being a survivor of such an extremely rough inner city and that’s where all my experience was. It was all the battle wounds and scars I’ve carried that made me stronger and made me the man I am today. Instead of being ashamed of my imperfections, or hiding from them, I learned how to embrace them and grow from those experiences. I want to share that with people and lend my stories, my experiences, and my theories on how you can overcome challenging times rather than letting them ruin your life.

And that’s why The Scars Foundation is so important to me. It’s personal. It’s my life. And it’s important that people who struggle with these mental health issues and ‘imperfections,’ or ‘scars,’ as we call them, learn how to embrace them, and show them to the world loudly and proudly!

I hope the work we do with The Scars Foundation inspires people to come forward and share their stories so that those stories inspire more people to come forward and break the silence and internal struggles.

Just remember: you’re not alone. And we’re all imperfectly perfect. Just the way we’re supposed to be!”

In addition to the livestream, fans can also participate in a charity auction HERE.

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]

Watch Staind’s Aaron Lewis Perform An Acoustic Cover Of Skid Row’s “I Remember You”

During his February 20 show in Reading, PA, Staind’s Aaron Lewis performed an acoustic cover of Skid Row’s “I Remember You.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

[via Blabbermouth]

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.”