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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Author Seeking Crowd Funds For Download Fest Book

Author Ian Carroll has launched a crowd funding campaign to release a book about the many bands he has interviewed at the Download festival.

Full details on the campaign and perks for contributing can be found at Kickstarter here. Carroll comments:

"In 2005 I started to write the book of the Donington & Download Festival (including Monsters Of Rock at Milton Keynes).

"I was coming to the end of completing the Official Book of the Reading Festival and saw Donington as the second release in my 'Festival Series' of books, covering my favourite festivals that I attend every year - Donington/Download Festival is the longest running rock festival in the UK, covering all genres from rock to classic rock, Emo to Screamo, Punk to Hardcore, Black Metal to Death Metal and every style in between, plus in the last 5 years the addition of drum & bass and dance - the festival that caters for all.

"I have traveled the length and breadth of England interviewing bands and artists for the book and have had some great times in amongst the hard work. I've also had many phone interviews from Metallica to Testament, Lordi to Staind, Alice Cooper to Queensrÿche and also what was possibly one of the legend Ronnie James Dio's last interviews, prior to cancelling his final UK tour." More...

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Rocklahoma Band Lineup Revealed

Rocklahoma will rock the Midwest with a lineup featuring Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Twisted Sister, Deftones, Motörhead, and many more from May 23rd - 25th at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. The three-day camping festival is presented by Bud Light.

The current band lineup for the 8th Rocklahoma is as follows: Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Twisted Sister, Deftones, Seether, Motörhead, Jackyl, Filter, Black Label Society, Theory of a Deadman, Killswitch Engage, Skid Row, All That Remains, Tom Keifer of Cinderella, Hellyeah, Kix, Down, Pop Evil, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Trivium, Texas Hippie Coalition, The Pretty Reckless, Thousand Foot Krutch, Redlight King, Skindred, KYNG, We As Human, Nothing More, Devour the Day, Heaven’s Basement, Gemini Syndrome, Butcher Babies, Eve to Adam, Truckfighters, Killer Dwarfs, Bai Bang, Lynam, ASKA, Black Tora, Firstryke, Mystery, Nasty Habit, Sleepy Hollow, Wicked, Down & Dirty, Loveblast, Ruff Justice, Ratchet Dolls, Ragdoll, Dellacoma, Chaotic Resemblance, Scattered Hamlet, Siren, Mach22, Tempt, London's Dungeon, Mine Enemies Fall, The Chimpz, Sleepwalking Home, Well Hung Heart, Framing The Red, Blackwater Rebellion, Dryver, and Dirty Crush.

“I initially questioned whether or not we would be able to top last year’s Rocklahoma lineup this time around,” says Joe Litvag, Rocklahoma’s co-executive producer for AEG Live. “But with some of the biggest names in the rock world today like Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Seether and Deftones playing alongside Rocklahoma legends like Twisted Sister, Jackyl, Tom Kiefer of Cinderella and Kix, there is not a doubt in my mind that we just raised the bar! Memorial Day Weekend will never be the same!”

Dee Snider of Twisted Sister explains: "I view this festival as sort of a ‘Royal Rumble’ of rock; it's every band for itself, each trying to claim the belt. When Twisted Sister is done that night, the promoters are going to need to change the name of the event to 'I Wanna Rocklahoma'!"

Staind’s Mike Mushok also says, "Totally stoked to play Rocklahoma again! I'm looking forward to a great day of music shared with some amazing fans!”

Full details and ticket information can be found online at this location.

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Welcome To Rockville Lineup Announced

Monster Energy's Welcome To Rockville triumphantly returns to Jacksonville, Florida's scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River April 26th and 27th.

Full details can be found at the festival's website, and the initial daily band lineup for Monster Energy's Welcome To Rockville is as follows (with more to be announced):

Saturday, April 26

Avenged Sevenfold
The Cult
Motörhead
Volbeat
Alter Bridge
Chevelle
Hellyeah
Chiodos
Memphis May Fire
We Came As Romans
Middle Class Rut
Adelitas Way
Rev Theory
Fozzy
Butcher Babies
Devour The Day
We As Human
Evergreen Terrace
Monster Truck
Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner More...

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Rock Vegas Lineup Announced

The daily band lineup has been announced for Rock Vegas - powered by Rockstar Energy Drink - which is being billed as "Sin City's Loudest Two-Day Rock Music Festival" and takes place Friday, September 28th and Saturday, September 29th at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.

The two-day rock extravaganza will feature performances from Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, and Godsmack, plus Staind, Stone Sour, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Adelitas Way, All That Remains, P.O.D., Art of Dying, Redlight King, New Medicine, Deuce, Otherwise and more.

Rob Zombie provides some insight into what fans can expect from his theatrical live performance, noting: "I am packing up the trucks with everything I need to destroy Sin City's loudest music festival. I know Las Vegas has seen it all, but you ain't seen nothing like this."

The daily performance lineup for ROCK VEGAS powered by Rockstar Energy Drink is as follows:

Friday, September 28
Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, P.O.D., Adelitas Way, Deuce, Redlight King

Saturday, September 29
Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Stone Sour, Buckcherry, All That Remains, Art of Dying, New Medicine, Otherwise

Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 28th at 10:00 AM Pacific Time and are priced as low as $39 each, plus fees. VIP packages will also be available for purchase. Discounted hotel rates at Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and Excalibur are exclusively available for Rock Vegas attendees. To buy tickets, make hotel reservations, visit this location.

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Rockstar Uproar Festival Tour Routing Revealed

The third annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival will kick off August 17th in Kansas City, MO, criss-crossing the U.S. before wrapping up on September 30th in Albuquerque, NM. See below for the current tour dates, cities, and venues.

The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival main stage will feature performances from multiplatinum rock bands Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, and Papa Roach, along with breaking band Adelitas Way.

In addition, the Ernie Ball Stage and Jägermeister Stage in the festival area will include performances from multiplatinum headliner P.O.D., as well as up-and-coming artists Deuce, Fozzy, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution (winner of the 2011 UPROAR Battle Of The Bands), In This Moment, Thousand Foot Krutch, Candlelight Red and a local Battle Of The Bands winner. More...

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Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Lineup Announced

The third annual Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar festival returns this August and September for more than 30 shows throughout North America. The main stage features multi-platinum rock bands Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, and Papa Roach, along with breaking band Adelitas Way.

In addition, the Ernie Ball Stage and Jägermeister Stage in the festival area will include performances from multi-platinum headliners P.O.D., as well as up-and-coming artists Fozzy, Deuce, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution (winner of the 2011 Best Buy Music Gear Battle Of The Bands Powered By Ernie Ball), In This Moment, Thousand Foot Krutch, Candlelight Red, and a local battle of the bands winner.

Fozzy will be touring in support of a new studio album, set to be released this summer via Century Media Records. A video clip announcing the tour can be viewed below. More...

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Staind Reveals Name Of Tour With Godsmack

Apparently deciding not to take the suggestions of "Grunge is Dead but it's Keeping Us Alive," "We Couldn't Get Nickelback So We Got Each Other," "The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Convention" or "The Barb Wire Tattoo Tour," Staind has now issued the following announcement about picking the winner of the band's contest to have fans name an upcoming tour with Godsmack:

"Hey all Staind fans, wanted to send a thank you to all those who participated in the Name the Tour contest. We're excited to announce the the official name of the tour is going to be the Mass Chaos Tour.

"In keeping up with our vision to have the fans be a part of the tour from beginning to end, we wanted to ask you to help us create a tour poster. We've teamed up with Creative Allies and will be giving the winning designer $500 and printing their poster in a limited run. Click here to learn more and get started today.

"Last but not least is the official tour routing announcement. Take a look below to see when we'll be in your neighborhood with Godsmack and Halestorm. Pre-sale opens up for the fan club on Wednesday 1/25 with the public on-sale Friday, 1/27. During the presale, members of the Dysfunctional Fan Club will also have the opportunity to purchase a limited number of VIP packages."

Dates are as follows: More...

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Staind/Godsmack Seeking Fans To Name Tour

Staind has issued the following announcement about seeking fans to name the band's upcoming tour with Godsmack:

"Hey all Staind fans,

"It's official, we are gearing up for a co-headline tour with our fellow New Englanders, Godsmack and we're bringing Halestorm with us! Guess who is going to name the tour? YOU ARE!

"Post your tour name suggestion in the comments section below the announcement on Staind's, Godsmack's, or Halestorm's Facebook pages. On Thursday we'll reveal the top 5 contenders and ask you to vote for your favorite. The winning tour name will be announced on Monday, 1/23 along with the tour dates.

"Suggest a tour name now! See you on the road."

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More Bands Confirmed For Soundwave Festival 2012

Although it wasn't expected until December, the organizers of Australia's Soundwave Festival have made their second band announcement. Joining the 60 bands already announced are Staind, Wednesday 13, Unearth, Cathedral, Shadows Fall, Heaven Shall Burn, Your Demise, Kittie, and 14 other (mostly non-metal) bands.

Hole has pulled out of the festival after frontwoman Courtney Love refused to play before Limp Bizkit. Soundwave boss AJ Maddah said on Twitter that he was "relieved we got the moody old cow off the bill. [There’s] no point talking her back, only for her to cancel later, or turn up & act like a rotten twat to other artists, fans, etc."

A third announcement in early December will add another five bands to the lineup, and Danzig is one of the confirmed possibilities. More...

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Epicenter Festival Lineup Announced

Band performance times have been announced for Epicenter — Southern California’s Rock Festival. The day-long rock festival set for Saturday, September 24th at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA, will feature 12 hours of rock music with performances from 15 bands on two stages.

The lineup includes: Limp Bizkit, Staind, Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, Buckcherry, Puddle Of Mudd, Skillet, Everlast, RED, P.O.D., Asking Alexandria, Redlight King, Middle Class Rut, Crossfade and Drive A. Epicenter marks the first Southern California show for headliners Limp Bizkit in over a decade and their first American live performance of 2011. Band performance times are as follows (set times subject to change):

EPICENTER Main Stage

9:50 PM Limp Bizkit
8:50 PM Staind
8:00 PM Papa Roach
7:10 PM Five Finger Death Punch
6:20 PM Buckcherry
5:40 PM Puddle Of Mudd
5:05 PM Skillet
4:30 PM Everlast
4:00 PM RED

The Monster Energy Stage

3:15 PM P.O.D.
2:25 PM Asking Alexandria
1:40 PM Redlight King
12:55 PM Middle Class Rut
12:10 PM Crossfade
11:30 AM Drive A

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Staind Releases Official New Single

American hard rockers Staind have posted the first official single online taken from their upcoming new album. The album, which is a self-titled affair, will feature 10 all-new tracks from the band and is set for a September 13, 2011 release through Atlantic/Flip Records. You can check out a lyric video for "Not Again" in the player provided below.

The track listing for "Staind" is as follows;
1. Not Again
2. Eyes Wide Open
3. Failing
4. Wannabe
5. Throw It All Away
6. Now
7. The Bottom
8. Take a Breath
9. Paper Wings
10. Something To Remind You

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Staind Reveals New Album Details

American hard rockers Staind have revealed the track listing and release date for its upcoming new album. The album, which is a self-titled affair, will feature 10 all-new tracks from the band and is set for a September 13, 2011 release through Atlantic Records. The group recently teamed up with Metal Hammer magazine to debut its first single, "Eyes Wide Open." You can check out the song over at this location.

The track listing for "Staind" is as follows;
1. Not Again
2. Eyes Wide Open
3. Failing
4. Wannabe
5. Throw It All Away
6. Now
7. The Bottom
8. Take a Breath
9. Paper Wings
10. Something To Remind You

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New Staind Single Posted Online

American hard rockers Staind have teamed up with Metal Hammer magazine to debut their new single. The track, titled "Eyes Wide Open," is set to appear on the band's forthcoming seventh studio album, due out in September through Atlantic Records. You can stream the song using the player provided below.

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Lineup Revealed For 2011 Epicenter Festival

The official lineup for the 2011 edition of Southern California's "Epicenter" festival has been announced. The day long hard rock event is to take place on Saturday, September 24 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California and is set to be headlined by reunited rap-metal act Limp Bizkit. The currently announced lineup is listed below, with more bands to be added in the coming weeks.

LIMP BIZKIT
STAIND
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
PAPA ROACH
BUCKCHERRY
P.O.D.
PUDDLE OF MUDD
ASKING ALEXANDRIA
SKILLET
REDLIGHT KING
MIDDLE CLASS RUT
DRIVE A.

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Mastodon To Appear On Transformers 3 Soundtrack

American progressive metal act Mastodon has revealed that it will be featured on the forthcoming Transformers: Dark Of The Moon soundtrack. The compilation album arrives in stores on June 14, 2011 and will contain Mastodon's cover of ZZ Top's "Just Got Paid". The soundtrack will also feature tracks from Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Black Veil Brides and more. You can find the full track listing as well as stream Mastodon's cover below.

1. Linkin Park - Iridescent
2. Paramore - Monster
3. My Chemical Romance - The Only Hope For Me Is You
4. Taking Back Sunday - Faith
5. Staind - The Bottom
6. Art Of Dying - Get Thru This
7. Goo Goo Dolls - All That You Are
8. Theory Of A Deadman - Head Above Water
9. Black Veil Brides - Set The World On Fire
10. Skillet - Alive & Awake (Remix)
11. Mastodon - Just Got Paid (ZZ Top cover)

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Staind Reveals Title Of New Album

American hard rock act Staind has announced that "Seven" will be the title of its forthcoming new full length album, due out by the end of the year through Atlantic Records.

Staind guitarist Mike Mushok commented on the new album by saying:

"It's completely different than the last record 'The Illusion Of Progress.' It's more of a throwback to where we came from. You know, [the] 'Dysfunction' and 'Tormented' albums. I don't think there's any rehashed riffs; I definitely think it's fresh. It's a modern-sounding version of a heavy Staind record. It's pretty cool."

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Staind Frontman Announces Solo Shows

Staind frontman Aaron Lewis has revealed a small batch of exclusive tour dates for the Amercian east coast. Lewis is set to perform his solo single "Country Boy" as well as renditions of classic Staind songs. You can view the tour dates below:

February 18 – Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Hotels
February 19 – Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Hotels
February 20 – New York City, NY - NYCB Theatre

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Metal Superstars To Appear At Ride For Dime 5

The organizers of the annual Ride For Dime event has announced a special BBQ & Bash All Star Jam which will feature former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley, Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor and many more including members of Testament, Staind, Shinedown, Snot, Machine Head and Buckcherry.

Meet and Starting Point:
Longhorn Harley-Davidson / Buell, located at 2830 W Interstate 20 Grand Prairie, TX
12:30pm -- bike staging
2:30pm -- ride begins under police escort, total ride 38 Miles
3:30pm -- arrive at the Palladium for parking lot party

BBQ & Bash All Star Jam:
6:00pm -- doors

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Staind, Shinedown, Chevelle, Halestorm To Tour

Hard rock mavens Staind, Shinedown, Chevelle and Halestorm will be teaming up this summer for the “Stimulate This!” tour, a four-band bill designed to offer fans maximum value at a minimal price.

Making its way across the U.S. beginning July 1 and extending through early September, the “Stimulate This!” tour will hit more than 40 U.S. markets, including some of the hardest hit by the recession. In a show of solidarity for their fans, the four bands have worked closely with the concert promoters to create a package of exceptional value for ticket buyers. Through their collective efforts, they’ve been able to maintain modest base ticket prices that remain mostly under $40 each - half the cost of comparable multi-band summer tour packages - with some venues offering lawn seats for less than $10. Additionally, each tour stop will include special promotions for ticket holders that will vary from market to market, but could include discounts on concessions at the venue during the show, store discounts at local retailers, and online rebates for band merchandise to name a few.

“Wall Street got its bailout; now it’s time for rock fans to get theirs,” said Staind frontman Aaron Lewis. “This summer, we want to give our fans one night where they can forget about everything else and experience a great rock show.”

"We've always said that we, as a band, only answer to one boss...and that's everyone in the audience,” offers Shinedown's Brent Smith. "It’s our job...our privilege to offer our fans an escape. Teaming up with these other great bands, we're doing what we can to help lift everyone's spirits in these tough times…the power of music can do that."

Here are the confirmed "Stimulate This!" tour dates featuring Staind, Shinedown, Chevelle and Halestorm (except where noted): More...

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Seventeen More Bands Added To Download 2009

The organizers of Britain's Download Festival has announced a urther seventeen bands for this years edition of the event. The festival will now see appearances from Hollywood Undead, Steel Panther, Trigger The Bloodshed, Lauren Harris, Hexes, Hunting The Minotaur, Japanese Voyeurs, White Man Kamikaze, Loverman, Black Spiders, General Fiasco, Sacred Mother Tongue, The 69 Eyes, Dear Superstar, Pulled Apart By Horses, Violent Soho and Brides.

The full lineup is now as follows:

Friday Main stage:
Faith No More
Korn
Limp Bizkit
Killswitch Engage
Billy Talent
Staind
The Blackout
Hollywood Undead

Friday Second stage:
Motley Crue
Opeth
Lacuna Coil
Bring Me The Horizon
Dir En Grey
Parkway Drive
A Day To Remember
In This Moment
Steadlur

Friday Tuborg stage:
Meshuggah
Duff McKagen's Loaded
Backyard Babies
Voivod
Middle Class Rut
Lauren Harris
Sylosis
Hunting The Minotaur
Japanese Voyeurs
White Man Kamikaze More...

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