Staind “Finishing Up” New Album

During a recent appearance on the “Talk Toomey” podcast, Staind’s Mike Mushok offered an update on the band’s new album. He said the following:

“Staind is finishing up an album, actually. That’ll be out next year. And I think there’s some shows that’ll be next year as well. So we’re kind of juggling all of that.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Staind’s Aaron Lewis Goes On Nonsensical Rant About “Tyrannical People” In The Government During Roanoke, VA Show

Staind’s Aaron Lewis recently went on another nonsensical rant during a July 23 solo show in Roanoke, VA. The spiel found the frontman rambling about “tyrannical people” in the U.S. government and more.

Lewis said the following:

“We have all lost our connection with the Constitution. Because if we knew the Constitution and the Bill Of Rights, we would know that it clearly states that it’s our responsibility as we the people to take back a country governed by tyrannical people. They have proven that they have business whatsoever as the representatives of us. All those people that sit in Washington, D.C., in the grand scheme of things not all that fucking far from here. I can almost smell them in the air. It smells like fucking treason, is what it smells like. It smells like they’re blaming us for an insurrection that they committed.

We the people. It’s a very strong statement right there. No other country’s documents that create that country starts with ‘we the people’. It doesn’t.

Here’s another thing: is it just me or have you noticed that we’re the only country in the world that has a fentanyl problem? No, it’s like for real. Have you noticed that? There isn’t another country on the face of the earth that is losing thousands of people a week to fentanyl. It seems like a war is going on without us even knowing it, doesn’t it? Go look. Go look.

There isn’t another country on the face of the earth with a fentanyl problem. Do you know where fentanyl comes from? The only place on the face of the earth that it comes from? China. That’s where they make it. It’s the only place on the face of the earth that they can make it. So all the fentanyl that’s coming into this country, and only this country — it might be oozing over into Canada, but I can promise you Mexico, where it’s all coming from, doesn’t have a fentanyl problem.

Start paying very close attention to what the fuck is going on .’Cause, unfortunately, the reason why I get myself in trouble every time I step out on this stage if because I know what the fuck is going on. And I’m not gonna shut the fuck up until everybody else knows what the fuck is going on too. Because here’s the difference: I sit up here right now and I run my mouth for everybody.

Even the fucking idiots that choose to spout all their anti-America, anti-family, anti-everything bullshit. Because you know what? As much as I don’t wanna hear it, they’re free to say it. But I’ll tell you what right now — freedom goes in all directions. Which means that you’re free to be an asshole. You’re free to be completely deranged and off in your own fucking universe.

You’re free to be a man and slice your fucking penis in half and fucking scrape all the seeds out like a cucumber and fold it all back up inside you. You know what? You’re still a man that’s just fucking self-mutilated himself. You can do all that, and I will stand up for you, because I believe in your freedom to be able to do that even though I don’t agree with you at all.

That’s the difference. They wanna shut us up and shut us down. And I wanna fight for the same fucking freedoms that they love. The ability to be able to say shit like that and not have the government show up at your door the next fucking day.

This is our country — not the government’s. We have every right to remove them.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Staind Announce September U.S. Tour

Staind have announced a September U.S. tour. Here’s the dates for that run:

09/08 Niagara Falls, NY – Seneca Casino
09/09 Verona, NY – Turning Stone Casino
09/10 Atlantic City, NJ – Ocean Resort Casino
09/11 Springfield, MA – MassMutual Center
09/15 Corning, CA – Rolling Hills Casino
09/16 Reno, NV – Silver Legacy Casino
09/17 Highland, CA – Yaamava’ Casino
09/18 Las Vegas, NV – The Theater at Virgin Hotels
09/20 Tucson, AZ – Casino Del Sol
09/22 Tulsa, OK – Hard Rock Casino
09/23 Durant, OK – Choctaw Casino
09/24 Shawnee, OK – Firelake Grand Casino

Staind’s Aaron Lewis Goes On Nonsensical Rant During Portsmouth, OH Show, Says People “Should Listen To What Vladimir Putin Is Saying”

Staind’s Aaron Lewis recently went on another nonsensical rant during his March 17 solo show at the Vern Riffe Center in Portsmouth, OH. The frontman spouted out a bunch of right-wing conspiracy theories and even said people “should listen to what Vladimir Putin is saying,” despite all of the death and destruction the dictator is causing in Ukraine.

Lewis told the crowd the following:

“So, I’m not gonna go into some big get-myself-in-trouble dissertation. All I’m gonna say is this: question everything. Everything that they’re telling you right now is a lie. Everything. We need to come to grips with something, people. This is our country. We own the most corrupt country in the world.

So my question is, what are we gonna do about it? Because we put these people where they sit, to become corrupt and to sell us out all for their gain and not for ours. They’re supposed to represent us, not themselves. And they’re all guilty of it — 90 percent of ’em.

I don’t know who’s worse — the Democrats that are trying to destroy this country or the Republicans that sit idly by while they do so. They all need to be removed. We need to start voting for people that aren’t lifetime politicians because those are the most lecherous, snake-in-the-grass pieces of shit that you can ever possibly put into power.

The next governor needs to be you. The next senator needs to be you. We need to pick from our peers, people — people that have good ideas that we can stand behind; not these fucking snake oil salesmen that tell us everything we wanna hear. And until we wake up, this country is going off the cliff, people.

We have no order. We have no president. Every single day that goes by, we lose standing in the world. Everyone’s laughing at us. Everyone is positioning themselves against us. And it’s not us — it’s the government that we put in power. These are the people that are making us look bad throughout the entire world — the same people that have you convinced that we all need to support Ukraine even though all of their money laundering systems, all of their everything, the way that they get all their kickbacks and they wash everything is all through the Ukraine.”

He continued after a fan shouted “Fuck Joe Biden“:

“Listen, it’s bigger than ‘Fuck Joe Biden.’ It is. It is. It’s the media. It’s the Internet and the people that control it. Everything is against us in this room — everything. Because when we lose, they win. Look what happened over shutdown. Look how many small businesses got bankrupt and closed forever. And look how the big corporations made billions and billions of dollars. They just took all that wealth out of our hands and they put it in theirs.

They took your jobs. They made you believe lies. They made you believe that a vaccine was gonna keep you safe. They made you think that a fucking mask was gonna keep you safe. They made you think that avoiding your friends and your family and staying locked up in your house was gonna somehow keep you safe. But guess what — didn’t we all get COVID? Didn’t every single of us in this fucking room get COVID and live to tell the tale? We’re okay. I survived. I didn’t stick that poison in my fucking body. I did just fine. I had it twice. I’m not fucking dead.

Don’t believe a word they fucking tell you — not one word.”

Lewis also added the following about Ukraine:

“You know, as fucked up as it sounds, maybe we should listen to what Vladimir Putin is saying. Maybe, just maybe, when Klaus Schwab and George Soros and every other dirty fucking earth-destroying motherfucker all jumps on the same bandwagon, maybe, just maybe we should fucking take a good look at that. Why are they trying to protect Ukraine so much? What do they all have to lose?

It’s all bullshit. It’s all bullshit. Have you seen the pictures with wooden guns and all the bodies in body bags laying in the background, and all of a sudden one of the bodies starts moving and fucking sits up and fixes its fucking body bag while the reporter is reporting? People, if you haven’t seen that, you’d better start fucking looking elsewhere. If you haven’t seen Vladimir Putin actually say that he’s fighting the ‘Deep State’ right now, which is the same people we’re fighting, which is the same people everywhere on the face of this earth that people are fighting for freedom.

You know, we need to reassess and think about who it is, who these people are, what makes them worthy of us putting all of our faith and all of our trust in these fucking snake oil salesmen.”

He then concluded with the following:

“That should be good tomorrow. And you know what, though — fuck ’em if they can’t handle the truth. It seems like nobody wants to hear the truth these days. They just wanna put their masks on and walk around like fucking zombies.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Staind’s Aaron Lewis Cancels Solo Shows After Undergoing Appendectomy

Staind’s Aaron Lewis has revealed that he recently underwent an appendectomy. As a result, his solo shows in Davenport, IA, Inman, KS, and Springfield, MO have been cancelled. The frontman commented:

“No more appendix, and no shows this weekend but AFL is out of surgery, and doing just fine. 🇺🇸 💪🏼”

[via Blabbermouth]

Select Performances From 2021 Welcome To Rockville Festival To Be Livestreamed On Twitch

Organizers of the 2021 Welcome To Rockville festival have revealed that fans will be able to watch select performances from the event live on Twitch. As previously reported, that festival will take place at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL on November 11-14. Here’s the Twitch schedule:

November 10 (7:00pm – 11:30pm ET): Afterlife, Softspoken, Defy The Tyrant, The Dood, and The Noctambulant.

November 11 (1:00pm – 11:45pm ET): Slipknot, Cypress Hill, Stone Temple Pilots, Brass Against, Grandson, Dorothy, Dead Sara, Teenage Wrist, Spirtbox, Blame My Youth, Jeris Johnson, Siickbrain, and Dana Dentata.

November 12 (1:00pm – 10:00pm ET): Rob Zombie, Social Distortion, Chevelle, Pennywise, Beartooth, Ice Nine Kills, Butcher Babies, Starset, Amigo The Devil, Ayron Jones, Zero 9:36, Austin Meade, Whit3 Collr, Tallah, and The Alpha Complex.

November 13 (1:30pm – 11:40pm ET): Disturbed, Staind, Lamb Of God, The Offspring, Asking Alexandria, Badflower, Atreyu, Fever 333, Sick Puppies, Dead Poet Society, Fame On Fire, and Brkn Love.

November 14 (1:00pm – 10:00pm ET): Mudvayne, Anthrax, Jelly Roll, Sleeping With Sirens, Dance Gavin Dance, Fire From The Gods, Goodbye June, Survive The Sun, Code Orange, Crown The Empire, GWAR, Avoid, and The Warning.

Hyro The Hero & Ego Kill Talent Drop Off Welcome To Rockville Festival, Butcher Babies Eva Under Fire, & WHIT3 COLLR Added

Butcher Babies, Eva Under Fire, and WHIT3 COLLR have been added to the 2021 Welcome To Rockville festival. Their additions come after Hyro The Hero and Ego Kill Talent were forced to drop off the event. Welcome To Rockville will take place at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL on November 11-14 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

November 11: Slipknot, A Day To Remember, Cypress Hill, Stone Temple Pilots, Gojira, Grandson, Dorothy, Dead Sara, Spiritbox, Jeris Johnson, Brass Against, Teenage Wrist, Nascar Aloe, Siiickbrain, Dana Dentata, Blame My Youth, and Contracult Collective.

November 12: Metallica, Rob Zombie, Social Distortion, Chevelle, Pennywise, Beartooth, Starset, Wage War, Ice Nine Kills, Ayron Jones, Amigo The Devil, Bad Omens, Zero 9:36, Butcher Babies, Tallah, Austin Meade, Eva Under Fire, and WHIT3 COLLR.

November 13: Disturbed, The Offspring, Staind, Lamb Of God, Asking Alexandria, GWAR, Badflower, Fever 333, Atreyu, Crown The Empire, Sick Puppies, 3TEETH, All Good Things, Joyous Wolf, Fame On Fire, Dead Poet Society, Reach NYC, and Brkn Love.

November 14: Metallica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mudvayne, Mastodon, Anthrax, Falling In Reverse, Dance Gavin Dance, Sleeping With Sirens, Code Orange, Jelly Roll, Fire From The Gods, The Warning, Goodbye June, Alien Weaponry, Avoid, Hero The Band, and Survive The Sun.

Disturbed Announce November Shows With Staind & Pop Evil

Disturbed have announced some November headlining shows with Staind and Pop Evil. Here’s the dates:

11/04 Gary, IN – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (feat. Pop Evil)
11/06 Evansville, IN – Ford Center (feat. Pop Evil)
11/10 Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center (feat. Staind & Pop Evil)

Every Time I Die & Memphis May Fire Added To 2021 Louder Than Life Festival

Every Time I Die and Memphis May Fire have been added to the 2021 Louder Than Life festival. Their additions come after Helmet, Red Fang, and Hyro The Hero were all forced to drop off the event. Louder Than Life will be held on September 23-26 at the Highland Festival Grounds at the KY Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Here’s the daily lineups:

September 23: Korn, Staind, Cypress Hill, Anthrax, Beartooth, Sevendust, Knocked Loose, Wage War, Memphis May Fire, Escape The Fate, Zero 9:36, Avoid, Currents, Jeris Johnson, Another Day Dawns, and Blame My Youth.

September 24: Metallica, Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Gojira, Killswitch Engage, Starset, Avatar, Fever 333, Turnstile, Cleopatrick, Dead Sara, ’68, The Violent, South Of Eden, Tallah, Joyous Wolf, and Contracult Collective.

September 25: Disturbed, Snoop Dogg, Machine Gun Kelly, Volbeat, Suicidal Tendencies, Asking Alexandria, Atreyu, Grandson, Code Orange, Ice Nine Kills, Spiritbox, Red, Butcher Babies, Bones UK, Diamante, Siiickbrain, UnityTX, Dana Dentata, and The Messenger Birds.

September 26: Metallica, Judas Priest, Mudvayne, Seether, Pennywise, Skillet, Sabaton, The Hu, Badflower, Tremonti, Fozzy, Every Time I Die, Ayron Jones, From Ashes To New, Teenage Wrist, Tempt, Dead Poet Society, and Like Machines.

The set times can be found in the below Instagram post:

Disturbed, Volbeat, & Atreyu Added To 2021 Louder Than Life Festival

Disturbed, Volbeat, and Atreyu have been added to the 2021 Louder Than Life festival. That event is set to take place on September 23-26 at the Highland Festival Grounds at the KY Expo Center in Louisville, KY. Here’s the daily lineups:

September 23: Korn, Staind, Cypress Hill, Anthrax, Beartooth, Sevendust, Knocked Loose, Wage War, Helmet, Escape The Fate, Zero 9:36, Hyro The Hero, Avoid, Currents, Jeris Johnson, Another Day Dawns, and Blame My Youth.

September 24: Metallica, Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Gojira, Killswitch Engage, Starset, Avatar, Fever 333, Turnstile, Cleopatrick, Dead Sara, ’68, The Violent, South Of Eden, Tallah, Joyous Wolf, and Contracult Collective.

September 25: Disturbed, Snoop Dogg, Machine Gun Kelly, Volbeat, Ghostemane, Asking Alexandria, Atreyu, Grandson, Code Orange, Ice Nine Kills, Spiritbox, Red, Butcher Babies, Bones UK, Diamante, Siiickbrain, UnityTX, Dana Dentata, and The Messenger Birds.

September 26: Metallica, Judas Priest, Mudvayne, Seether, Pennywise, Skillet, Sabaton, The Hu, Badflower, Tremonti, Fozzy, Red Fang, Ayron Jones, From Ashes To New, Teenage Wrist, Tempt, Dead Poet Society, and Like Machines.