2023, Features, Interviews — October 24, 2023 at 4:00 pm

Mike Mushok of Staind (Video Interview)


“There was a little anxiety because it had been a long time since we’d gotten together and written anything…. We got together and it was like it hadn’t stopped…”

From Release: STAIND is comprised of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Aaron Lewis, lead guitarist Mike Mushok, bassist and backing vocalist Johnny April, and drummer Sal Giancarelli. The band was formed in 1995 in their hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts. Over the course of their career, the band has released seven studio albums and eight Top 10 singles, selling over 15 million albums worldwide.? Break The Cycle, released in 2001 and RIAA certified 5x platinum, featured the smash single, “It’s Been Awhile,” one of the most played songs in modern rock radio history, spending 20 weeks at Number 1.

In 2019 after a five-year hiatus, STAIND reunited for some unforgettable festival performances, and a hometown reunion show that was recorded for the live album, Live: It’s Been Awhile. STAIND will release their new studio album, their first in twelve years, Confessions of the Fallen in September 2023.

We caught up with Mike from Staind to talk about the bands new album, touring, evolution, and much more.

Check out the full interview below:

Essential Information

From: Orlando, Florida

Band members: Aaron Lewis – Vocals/Acoustic, Mike Mushok – Guitar, Johnny April – Bass, Sal Giancarelli – drums

Website: http://www.staind.com/

Latest release: Confessions of The Fallen (Out Now)


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