In the past decade, Staind have sold more than 12.0 million records worldwide, had four No. 1 singles at mainstream rock radio, seen six more singles break the Top 10, and watched their last three albums debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Album Chart. They have earned their place as one of the most successful rock bands of the new millennium, but that success is something that they refuse to take for granted.
From the heavy-handed gut-punches that marked the band’s early days trying to out-muscle their local competition on the Western Massachusetts hardcore scene, to the breakthrough success of back-to-back ballads “Outside” and “It’s Been Awhile” in 2001 and the seemingly endless array of radio hits that followed, Staind have stood out because they focused their attention on music while too many of their peers were focusing on image, fashion and trends.
Aaron Lewis (vocals, guitar)
Mike Mushok (guitar)
Jon Wysocki (drums, percussion)
Johnny April (bass, vocals)