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

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