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Below is our complete Staind news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
While still in the midst of touring with Buckcherry, southern heavy-rockers Black Stone Cherry recently announced a North American tour in support of Staind this September. Black Stone Cherry will be playing material from their self-titled debut, Black Stone Cherry, (out July 18th) including the single "Lonely Train," which has been acclaimed for its raw, riff-heavy feel and has gained momentum moving from #21 to #16 on the active rock chart last week. Additionally the single was chosen by the WWE to be the official theme song for their upcoming Pay Per View "Great American Bash" (3 hours of wrestling on Sunday July 23rd, live from Indianapolis). Promotional spots featuring "Lonely Train" for the Bash will start to air this weekend.
Black Stone Cherry are signed to Roadrunner Records through a joint venture with In De Goot Recordings, an offshoot of the management firm run by rock music industry veteran Bill McGathy that represents Shinedown, Theory of a Deadman, Chevelle, Puddle of Mudd and others.
To get a glimpse of Black Stone Cherry and what life is like in Edmonton, KY, check out this video.
The current list of Black Stone Cherry tour dates is as follows: More...
STAIND, NONPOINT and DOPE are among the confirmed artists for the JJO Band Camp 2006, set to take place August 6 at Willow Island in Madison, Wisconsin. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
Seven more acts will be announced soon. For more information, visit jjobandcamp.com.
After a month long tour of Europe, Staind is gearing up for another rock-filled tour in the US. The band will be headlining the Jagermeister Tour with special guests, Three Days Grace and Hurt.
Here are the Jagermeister Tour Dates so far:
4/20 Mcallen, TX
4/22 Lubbock, TX
4/23 San Angelo, TX
4/25 Tulsa, OK
4/26 Wichita Falls, TX
4/28 Pensacola, FL
4/29 Zephyrhills, FL
4/30 Orlando, FL
5/03 Little Rock, AR
5/06 Jackson, MS
If you missed Staind during the Fall Brawl Tour, they are heading back on the road for a series of live dates in support of their latest album, 'CHAPTER V.' The guys will be treking across the country w/ Theory of a Deadman and Loser till February 19th in Minneapolis. In the meantime, you can view an interview and some live Staind action with the following links:
Staind is also set to perform on February 11th, when they will be the headline act for pre- and post-race concert festivities at the 28th annual Budweiser Shootout at Daytona. Staind's Aaron Lewis will sing the National Anthem prior to the Budweiser Shootout, and the band will perform a free concert for ticket holders at the conclusion of the all-star race. To order tickets, call 1-800-PITSHOP or visit racetickets.com. For event information, visit
STAIND - 2006 WINTER TOUR w/ Theory of a Deadman and Loser: More...
Staind will be hitting the road again in the new year for a Spring 2006 Tour. Confirmed Spring 2006 Tour performances include:
01/29/06 - Philadelphia, PA
01/31/06 - Springfield, MA
02/01/06 - Springfield, MA
02/03/06 - Mashantucket, MA
02/04/06 - Portland, ME
02/07/06 - Norfolk, VA
02/08/06 - Charelston, SC
02/09/06 - Atlanta, GA
02/11/06 - Daytona Beach, FL
02/12/06 - Tampa, FL
02/14/06 - Springfield, MO
02/15/06 - Oklahoma City, OK
02/17/06 - Souix City, IA
02/18/06 - La Crosse, WI
02/19/06 - Minneapolis, MN
Staind's front man Aaron Lewis is scheduled to perform a string of solo acoustic shows at select casinos around the country. Here are those solo dates:
Dec 22 - Turning Stone Resort and Casino Showroom, Verona, NY
Dec 28 – 31 Mohegan Sun Cabaret - SOLD OUT
Jan 1 - Mohegan Sun Cabaret, Uncasville, CT
Jan 5 - Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, FL
Jan 12 - Jackson Rancheria Hotel and Casino, Jackson, CA
Jan 13 - Silver Legacy Casino, Reno, Nevada
Jan 15 - Rain in the Desert at the Palms Resort Casino, Las Vegas, NV
MTV.com Live features a set by Staind, recorded October 7th. You can watch the band perform 'Right Here', 'Everything Changes', and 'It's Been Awhile' here.
Staind, P.O.D. and Taproot will be teaming up for the "Fall Brawl Tour" beginning November 11th and running through till December 13th. A full schedule is currently being ironed out and will be announced shortly.
Staind will be giving a FREE performance on September 17th at the Honda CIVIC LIVE event at Randall's Island Park in New York, NY. To attend this event, you must pre-register online at www.civiclive.honda.com.
Honda CIVIC LIVE events include:
- FREE concert
- CIVIC test drives
- ULTIMATE tuner car cruise and competition
- Hosted by Nikki Zeno
- Chance to WIN an all-new 2006 Honda Civic
- PRIZES from Pioneer, Circuit City, XM, Royal Elastics, Mattel
- GIVEAWAYS from Gleukos, Vibe, Spin, Import Tuner, Super Street
In related news, Staind have announced a UK tour for early in 2006. The dates are as follows:
March 3 - Glasgow Garage
March 4 - Manchester University
March 6 - Nottingham Rock City
March 7 - Wolverham pton Civic Hall
March 8 - London Astoria
Tickets bought for their aborted September tour of Britain are valid for the new shows.
Staind have been forced to cancel their previously planned European run which was set to kick of later this month. A statement from the band regarding the cancellation can be found over at www.staind.com
Staind performed a four song set for Rolling Stone originals. You can watch performances of 'It's Been Awhile', 'Take This', 'Nutshell', and 'Devil' here.
Staind are out with the video to their new single 'Right Here', from their forthcoming album 'Chapter V', due August 9th. You can watch it online at Yahoo! Music.
You can now check out the new Staind E-Card featuring the powerful song 'Right Here.' Also, look to see when they will be playing a town near you when they hit the road with 3 Doors Down, Breaking Benjamin and No Address for a cross-country U.S. tour.
Staind will be stopping by select Best Buy stores to let fans hear their new album 'Chapter V' before it hits stores on August 9th. You can meet the band and score an exclusive Best Buy pre-release EP featuring two advance songs from the new CD and one rare track not available on the album. With the EP you will receive a coupon redeemable for your very own copy of Chapter V on August 9th. Meet the band at the following Best Buy locations: More...
Staind has booked Nathan Cox to direct the video to their new single 'Right Here', the first release from their forthcoming album 'Chapter V', due August 9th. A description on Video Static previewing the treatment said, "This video mixes performance at a grand train station with vignettes that focus on the various people waiting for their trains."
As preparations are made for the release of their upcoming album CHAPTER V, STAIND will head out on the road with 3 Doors Down, Breaking Benjamin and No Address for a cross-country U.S. tour.
Due out August 9th, CHAPTER V marks the group's fifth album and is the follow-up to the band's 14 SHADES OF GREY. Recorded at Allaire Studios in Shokan, NY and at the band's Springfield, MA rehearsal space, the CD was produced and mixed by David Bottrill (Peter Gabriel, Mudvayne, Godsmack, Tool). The album's first single, 'Right Here,' is already hitting radio waves and the band will soon be shooting the video for the track.
For now, some lucky fans are getting a sneak preview of the new music. Staind singer Aaron Lewis and guitarist Mike Mushok are in the midst of visiting 16 cities and have invited small groups of fans onto their tour bus to hear a selection of tracks from the album. Mike explains, 'Aaron and I have been out the last couple of weeks previewing the record for fans across the country and the response has been awesome! I really can't wait to get back out on the road and start playing these songs live.'
Staind, Aaron and Mike along with bassist Johnny April and drummer Jon Wysocki, will head out on the road prior to the album's release for a U.S. tour with 3 Doors Down, Breaking Benjamin and No Address. The dates kick off in Manchester, New Hampshire on June 30th and will continue into September. The tour dates are as follows: More...
Staind's new album "Chapter V" hits stores August 9, and you and a friend have the opportunity to have an exclusive listen to songs off the album while on the tour bus with the band. Submit your name, phone number (cell & home) & a brief description on why you want to be selected, please email email@example.com. Title your email the city name where the event near you is located (i.e. Cleveland Staind Listening Party). If you are selected, you will receive an email and/or phone confirmation with the full details. Please note you must live nearby the location of the event and have your own transportation to and from the event. Event times vary, but are usually around 4/5pm. Below are locations where the band will be for these listening events.
Aaron and Mike Radio Promo Tour Dates: More...
Staind's guitarist, Mike Mushok, on March 1st, posted the following on the band's "Journal" section of their site reguarding the new album:
"hey everyone - what's going on? i know it's been sometime but we've been busy finishing up the record and guess what? it's done! we're all really psyched on it also, it's by far the best thing we've ever done. i think that anyone whose ever been a fan will really enjoy these tunes. i find myself listening to it all the time and am really proud of all the songs. i know we all can't wait for everyone to be able to hear it. we don't have a positive release date yet, we just finished mixing it last week and go to master it next week. we have a photo shoot coming up this week and are in the discussions regarding the artwork. i know im really looking foreword to getting back out on the road and playing these songs live - i can't wait! it's really a record where i don't think we'd have any problem playing all the songs on it. i promise to keep you up to date with any news as it happens - title, release date, touring, and any other cool stuff. stay tuned, im sure we'll have some news quickly. thanks for the support!!"
Although there's no release date or title as of yet, the new Staind album is now finished. Produced by Dave Bottrill, it is expected to be out during the late Spring/early Summer.
Staind frontman Aaron Lewis spoke with Doug Elfman of The Las Vegas Review Journal about his acoustic solo tour, which doesn't feature a set list. "I kind of wing it, and crash and burn a lot," he says. "Half of the songs I bust out in an evening, I haven't played in years and years and years, and certainly haven't practiced them. I pull them out from my memory." Much of the show features covers changed up according to his whims. "A lot of them, I have made up guitar parts for 'em," Lewis said. "I don't play guitar parts quite right. I kind of play them just good enough to be able to sing over the top of them."
Read the full article at Las Vegas Review Journal.
Launch Radio Networks is reporting that STAIND has filed a lawsuit in Ohio federal court against Jon C. Stainbrook for trademark infringement and breach of contract, while also seeking a judicial declaration that the band's trademark registrations are valid. STAIND was forced to take legal action, according to a statement issued by the band yesterday (Dec. 21), when Stainbrook attempted to re-register "THE STAIN" as a trademark despite the fact that the band purchased it from him in 1999.
The members of STAIND said in their statement, "We dealt with this years ago by purchasing Mr. Stainbrook's mark in good faith. All we want to do is make music and it's too bad that we have to spend time and energy dealing with this situation. We are confident that our purchase agreement with Mr. Stainbrook will be upheld, and his attempts to cancel our STAIND registrations and to re-register 'THE STAIN' will be rejected."
According to STAIND's suit, Stainbrook "purposefully caused STAIND's rights in the 'THE STAIN' trademark registration to lapse, and now seeks to benefit from his conduct by attempting to reclaim rights in 'THE STAIN.'"
The band also seeks to have Stainbrook's motion to cancel STAIND's trademark registrations be deemed meritless and rejected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Stainbrook filed a petition against the group in October with the Patent and Trademark Office, claiming that they obtained the right to use the name through "fraudulent practices." Stainbrook, who used to lead a band called the STAIN, legally forced the Los Angeles pop-punk act LIT to abandon their original name, STAIN.
DISTURBED, STAIND and HOOBASTANK are among the acts that will participate in this year's Rolling Rock Town Fair.
The fifth annual edition of the music festival will happen on July 31 at Westmoreland Fairgrounds near Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
DISTURBED singer David Draiman told Launch Radio Networks that the band may book some other shows around the same time as the Town Fair.
"I'm thinking that we're probably going to set up some sort of a run revolving around that date, just to kind of keep ourselves in the game," he said. "You know, so that we're not just going down there and coming back, we'll probably play some shows along the way and along the way back."
An abbreviated version of The Town Fair will hit the road in Boston, Philadelphia and Seattle before coming back to western Pennsylvania, with slightly different lineups on all three shows. The June 12 show at Boston's Suffolk Downs will feature SEVENDUST, THREE DAYS GRACE, and FINCH, while FINGER ELEVEN will join those bands on June 19 at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia.