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It has been said that first impressions last a lifetime. Luckily for Staind, some only last for about 45 minutes. After a volatile disagreement with Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst over some of Staind's early cover art, it seemed their big break had walked out the door. Fortunately, by the time Durst had witnessed Staind's intense live show, he was ready to exchange phone numbers. Staind's story began in the New England area when vocalist Aaron Lewis and guitarist Mike Mushok met at a Christmas party in 1993. Mushok was able to bring drummer Jon Wysocki into the fold, and Lewis' connection with a bass player (who later left) completed the early lineup. Establishing themselves took time, and extensive touring of the Northeast with other established metal acts helped them sell over 2,000 copies of their self-released debut in just over a year. They were primed for their big break, and on October 23, 1997, the hard work paid off. At a show in Hartford, Connecticut, Staind were all set to open for Limp Bizkit when Bizkit singer Durst raised a stink over cover art on Staind's self-released CD. After a heated conversation over whether or not Staind were Satan worshipers, Durst forcefully returned the disc to the band, and walked away. But 45 minutes later Durst was back, not to further the argument, but to make sure he kept in contact with Staind. Blown away by their live show, Durst exchanged phone numbers, and loved their demo tape when they gave it to him. He convinced them to travel to Jacksonville, Florida, to work on the new songs. After reworking the new material and a successful live show, Durst contacted the head of Flip Records and arranged a meeting for Staind with the label. While in Los Angeles, a three-song sampler was recorded, and by the time February rolled around in 1998, the band had a record deal. After playing the Vans Warped Tour, they began work on their first album, Dysfunction. The album was produced by Terry Date (Deftones, Pantera, Soundgarden) and was released April 13, 1999. A tour with Kid Rock followed that spring and later the band reunited with good friends Limp Bizkit for a summer tour. Their follow-up, Break the Cycle, enjoyed a prolonged visit at the number one spot on U.S. charts in 2001. Smash hits like "It's Been a While," "Fade," "For You," and "Epiphany" catapulted Staind into the mainstream, leaving their 2002 DVD MTV Unplugged to go gold. Staind released 14 Shades of Grey in spring 2003, and after a two-year break returned with the chart-topping Chapter V, named to include their self-released debut in the Staind canon. A Singles and Videos compilation arrived in 2006, followed by the all-new studio album Illusion of Progress in 2008, the latter of which debuted at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. The band's eponymous seventh studio album, which saw the departure of longtime drummer Jon Wysocki, arrived on September 13, 2011. Later that year, the band recruited drummer Sal Giancarelli and hit the road, documenting the tour with 2012's Live from Mohegan Sun, which captured the tour's first show. ~ Chris True
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Albums by
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    Staind [Clean Version]

    14 songs

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    Illusion of Progress

    14 songs

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    Illusion of Progress

    12 songs

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    Chapter V [DualDisc]

    12 songs

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    Chapter V [DualDisc]

    14 songs

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    14 Shades of Grey

    14 songs

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    14 Shades of Grey

    13 songs

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    Break the Cycle

    13 songs

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    Break the Cycle

    10 songs

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    Dysfunction

    10 songs

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    Staind

    1 song

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    Not Again

    2 songs

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    Price to Play [UK CD]

    16 songs

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    The Singles 1996-2006

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    The Singles 1996-2006

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    Live from Mohegan Sun

    17 songs

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    The Singles

    1 song

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    Right Here

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    Right Here

    1 song

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    All I Want

    2 songs

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    Believe

    11 songs

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    Tormented

    16 songs

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    The Videos

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    For You

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Top Songs by
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  2.   It's Been Awhile
  3.   So Far Away
  4.   Right Here
  5.   Not Again
  6.   Mudshovel
  7.   Outside
  8.   Fade
  9.   Just Go
  10.   Home
  11.   Suffocate
  12.   Comfortably Numb
  13.   For You
  14.   Epiphany
  15.   Believe
  16.   Price to Play
  17.   Spleen
  18.   Crawl
  19.   Zoe Jane
  20.   Nutshell
  21.   Rainy Day Parade
  22.   Everything Changes
  23.   Something to Remind You
  24.   Sober
  25.   All I Want
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Stations & Shows Featuring
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    55 Greatest Rock Songs of the Century

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    '00s Hits

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    Pink Floyd: DNA

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    Metal

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