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