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I have some news about Staind, and I’m not sure how you’ll take it.
First the bad news: the band’s not breaking up. The good news: they’re taking a break. That’s at least something, right?
When I saw a headline regarding Staind on another site, first I had to check my phone and see what year it was. Then I remembered they didn’t have smartphones the last time Staind were relevant and was relieved, but it was a frightening experience nonetheless. What’s next, a new album by Korn?
Blabbermouth reports: Staind, Godsmack and Halestorm are so out of ideas that they can’t even think of a name for a tour. Just kidding of course, they’re actually just letting their fans decide on it. Same shit? Possibly.
Either way, if you think of a name, you can leave a comment on this thread on Godsmack‘s Facebook page: click here.
I thought of quite a few, but I fear a lawsuit. Instead, I’ll just drop one suggested by a Blabbermouth reader:
“if we were any shittier five finger death punch would be here, too” tour
Staind guitarist Mike Mushok, (who may or may not be a character in Street Fighter) was recently interviewed by In The Now magazine. You can watch a video of the interview above.
I’m not sure exactly what was said in the video, because, well, I didn’t bother watching it.
Just a couple of weeks ago, the UK’s Kerrang magazine counted down their top 10 heaviest albums of all time. The thing is with Kerrang’s list, though, was I just couldn’t really agree with it. I mean they had The Beatles in the top 10! It was obvious the list was a bit of a joke, so I decided I would put together my own top 10. A top 10 that was just a bit more credible, serious, and would appeal more to so called “real” metalheads.
So to the elite, for real fans of Metal, this top 10 is for you. I hope ya’ll enjoy it, yo.
Jay Nanda of the San Antonio Metal Music Examiner recently conducted an interview with Staind frontman Aaron Lewis. The interview brings to light some of the details in regards to the recording of the band’s latest record, and the internal friction between members.
While all of us here at Dose of Metal were hoping that these break-up rumors meant the end for Staind, Aaron seems to have sadly squashed this rumor.
“I don’t know. I know that when I’m done with this touring cycle, which will be a year from now, that my focus will turn and be completely on putting out my next solo record. And when I’m done with that solo record is how it will go. There’s certainly no reason to break the band up, and I don’t think there’d ever be a reason for the band to break up.”
In hope that Aaron will read this post, I have compiled a list of reasons as to why Staind should consider breaking up. For the 10 reasons, just make the jump.
How many jokes can we make out of Staind‘s Not Again? Let’s try. They played Jimmy Kimmel Live and you can see the video above. Not again! They also released the making of the last album documentary on YouTube, and you can see that after the jump. Noooo, not again! This morning in the toilet I noticed some weird looking dots on my penis. Not again!
Oh noes, Staind have dun got heavy, yo’. And no, I’m not reviewing Staind twice, you’ll be happy to know, but instead their new album (out tomorrow in North America) is very originally self-titled, as the band have run out of album names, as well as musical ideas.
So first, a little history lesson for the 3 people out there that care. Basically, the first couple of (3 at a push – and a hard push at that) Staind albums were pretty heavy. And by “pretty heavy”, I mean not heavy at all. The albums in question, were never quite as shit as the shit that followed that “heavy” shit. If you get what I’m saying? So I guess after going all ‘middle of the road’ on our asses, and sales flopping more than my penis flops after seeing your mother, the band decided they need to go back to their roots for all 10 of their remaining fans. Fun times, right? Another piece of useless trivia, is that the band were discovered by Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit fame, so we have so have something else to blame him for.
So if you’re a Staind fan, make the jump
off a high cliff for my exclusive review. Or if you’re just intrigued to find out if the band can pull off a ‘return to roots’ album, or have a morbid sense of humor, you may also want to check it out, as my attempts at writing are both awesome and hilarious at the same time.
What you see above is the trailer for a brand new film documenting the process of the making of Staind‘s latest, self-titled album. I was actually kind of surprised by the first half of it, because they speak openly about how they’ve turned into 3 Doors Down after Break the Cycle and their wish to heavy it up for the new one. Not that I think anyone cares about that kind of heaviness anymore, but hey, nice for the three people that remember Dysfunction.
The second part of the clip though, it sounds like some badly produced drama, where the director wanted to create tension by dropping “fuck” and “fucking” all around. In case you give a fuck, check back tomorrow because they will be posting the full documentary on YouTube to coincide with the release of the album.
We dedicate this one (the song above) to Mark, because he managed to survive living in the urban jungles of UK. Oh, how the tables have turned, we finally get a chance to make fun of his country.
All kidding aside, we’re glad the week is over, and everyone (that matters to us) got through it safely. It was tough, but at least it got us another Weak Recap to look forward to. Not to mention all the cheap Macbooks the staff will be getting quite soon. Can’t wait to go to the nearest Starbucks and look all smart and intellectual while I write shit on this website.
There are no Starbucks in my town, so the joke is on me, in the end, but guess what I have? Electricity? Sometimes. I have loads of fucking wit and a sharp-tongue. Combined with the other editors at Dose of Metal, we form a Mega-Zord. A Mega-Funny-Metal-Zord. Read on!
This week the UK has suffered some of the worst riots in recent history. Opportunist thuggery, or the lashing out of a group of people, excluded from society as a result of political and societal elitism. After all, it was Thatcher that taught us that society does not exist. Now is the time people turn to answers for why this happened, and it’s not something I can honestly condemn. Dismissing the last days as mindless violence is futile and will never get us to the root of the problem. Is it a lack of God in today’s Britain (fuck off), a breakdown of family unity, or the reaction to what is essentially a continuous swap between two parties that are nothing but different shades of shit, both of which support the same agenda?
I can’t pretend I have the answers, but what I do have is some honest reviews of some new music. So if you are sick of hearing about riots, sick of hearing from quasi-intelligent individuals discussing the alleged problems and answers to the world’s problems, why don’t we unite in listening to some kick ass Metal? And if that isn’t enough, we can also mock the shit out of some crappy ass music too.