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Staind: An American Rock Band from Massachusetts Staind is an American rock band from Springfield, Massachusetts. The band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Aaron Lewis, lead guitarist Mike Mushok, bassist Johnny April, and drummer Sal Giancarelli. Staind formed in 1995 and have since released seven studio albums: Tormented (1996), Dysfunction (1999), Break the Cycle (2001), 14 Shades of Grey (2003), Chapter V (2005), The Illusion of Progress (2008), and Staind (2011). They have sold over 15 million records worldwide. The Band's Early Years Staind was founded in 1995 by Aaron Lewis and his high school friends Mike Mushok and Johnny April. They began by playing cover songs at local clubs and eventually released their first album, Tormented, in 1996. The album was produced by friend of the band Fred Durst, vocalist of Limp Bizkit. In 1999, they released their major label debut album Dysfunction. It included the hit single “Mudshovel” which reached number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Breakthrough Success with Break the Cycle In 2001, Staind released their breakthrough album Break the Cycle. It featured the hit singles “It’s Been Awhile”, “Outside”, and “Fade”. It debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified 4x platinum in the US. It was followed by 14 Shades of Grey in 2003 which featured hit singles such as “So Far Away” and “Price to Play”. It was also certified 4x platinum in the US. Recent Albums In 2005, Staind released Chapter V which featured hit single “Right Here” which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This was followed by The Illusion of Progress in 2008 which featured the hit single “Believe” which peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The band’s most recent album Staind was released in 2011 and featured the singles “Not Again” and “Eyes Wide Open”. Collaborations with Other Artists Throughout their career, Staind have collaborated with other artists such as Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit, Sully Erna of Godsmack, and Jonathan Davis of Korn. They have also toured with other bands such as Disturbed, 3 Doors Down, Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown, Alter Bridge, Puddle of Mudd and many more.