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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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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   It's Been Awhile
  3.   So Far Away
  4.   Right Here
  5.   Outside
  6.   Mudshovel
  7.   Fade
  8.   Home
  9.   Just Go
  10.   Suffocate
  11.   Not Again
  12.   Comfortably Numb
  13.   For You
  14.   Believe
  15.   Price to Play
  16.   Epiphany
  17.   Crawl
  18.   Nutshell
  19.   Zoe Jane
  20.   Rainy Day Parade
  21.   Everything Changes
  22.   Something to Remind You
  23.   Tangled Up in You
  24.   Sober
  25.   All I Want
  26.   The Way I Am
  27.   Eyes Wide Open
  28.   Change
  29.   The Corner
  30.   Me
  31.   The Bottom
  32.   Save Me
  33.   How About You
  34.   Open Your Eyes
  35.   Spleen
  36.   Please
  37.   Safe Place
  38.   Could It Be
  39.   Suffer
  40.   Failing
  41.   Pardon Me
  42.   Devil
  43.   Fray
  44.   Come Again
  45.   Schizophrenic Conversations
  46.   Raining Again
  47.   Waste
  48.   Throw It All Away
  49.   Lost Along the Way
  50.   Take This
  51.   Falling
  52.   Blow Away
  53.   Raw
  54.   Wannabe
  55.   Take a Breath
  56.   Now
  57.   King of All Excuses
  58.   Falling Down
  59.   A Flat
  60.   Pressure
  61.   Can't Believe by Aaron Lewis
  62.   Reality
  63.   Break Away
  64.   Cross to Bear
  65.   Take It
  66.   This Is It
  67.   Paper Jesus
  68.   Tonight
  69.   Excess Baggage
  70.   Reply
  71.   Layne
  72.   Fill Me Up
  73.   Run Away
  74.   Paper Wings
  75.   Nothing Left to Say
  76.   Warm Safe Place
  77.   Open Wide
  78.   Intro
  79.   Yesterday

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