Formed by two like-minded nu metal buds in Springfield, Mass., in 1995, Staind grabbed the attention of Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst and the rest -- as they say -- is history. Prior to signing to a major label, the band was ignored by the Boston scene. They ended up playing lower-profile but frequent gigs in Western Mass, their dark sound benefiting from edgy, melodic vocals (somewhat like Alice In Chains) that ride over heavy, groove-oriented metal. Their frequent touring strategy paid off: after seeing the Staind open up a show for him, Durst took them under his wing. They released Dysfunction on Elektra in 1999, but their big breakthrough was Break the Cycle, which came out in 2002 and yielded the mega-mega seller "It's Been Awhile." In 2005, the band set its sights on the commercial alternative charts with Chapter V.
Staind Concert Films
Live from Mohegan Sun
Runtime: 1 hr 20 minFilmed in high definition at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut on November 25th 2011, this concert captures a typically raw and energetic performance by Staind on tour in support of their eponymous 2011 self titled album Staind. This was their first tour to feature new drummer Sal Giancarelli. The show features tracks from the new album mixed in with classic songs from across their career including many of their hit singles.
Staind Top Tracks
Live at the Palace 2008
Three Days Grace
Runtime: 1 hr 21 minThis concert film captures the rock band Three Days Grace performing a 2008 show at The Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The setlist of over a dozen songs includes "Animal I Have Become," "Just Like You," "I Hate Everything About You," and "Never Too Late." Backstage footage of the band augments the concert materials.
Any Last Words (Live at The Metro, Chicago, IL)
Runtime: 1 hr 5 minRecorded live at the Metro in Chicago in conjunction with the popular alternative metal outfit's tenth anniversary, Any Last Words features 14 high-energy tracks, including the hit singles "Send the Pain Below," "Jars," "Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)," and "Letter from a Thief." The performances are crisply produced and tightly played before an audience of obvious fans. The remainder of the set is evenly balanced between the group's four major-label studio albums that followed their Steve Albini-produced 1999 debut, Point #1.
Live at the Download Festival
3 Doors Down
Runtime: 30 minThe American rockers 3 Doors Down take over the Download Festival with all-time favorite hit songs “Time of My Life,” “Duck and Run,” and ultimate chart breakers “Kryptonite” and “Here Without You.”
Live at the White River Amphitheater
Runtime: 1 hr 12 minAmerican nu metal heroes Godsmack are taking over the stage at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn Washington. Completed in 2003, the 98-acre project cost more than $30 million and hosts musical events under an acoustically treated metal roof; it features two 30-by-40-foot video screens on either side of the stage. The band performs hit songs as “Locked and Loaded,” “Keep Away,” “Out of Line,” “Generation Day,” “Cryin' Like a Bitch, ” and many more. Sully Erna's singing style has been stated as "the snarl of James Hetfield", and "composed of dark harmony that sounds a lot like Alice in Chains". Merrill's bass style has been described as "bulldozer bottom with occasional slap-bass reverb". Larkin's drumming is thought to "worship at the twin altars of Neil Peart and John Bonham". And Rombola's guitar playing style has been praised as "guitars that sound like percussion instruments".
Live from the inside
Runtime: 1 hr 5 minThis film captures the final show supporting the RIAA Certified Gold debut LEAVE A WHISPER at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Shinedown toured in support of four Top-5 rock singles (Fly from the Inside, 45, Simple Man, Burning Bright), an incredible achievement, especially for a debut release. Shinedown have clearly left more than a whisper. This film, directed by Chris Sims (Poison the Well, Lamb of God), captures the intensity, spirit and magic of a Shinedown performance like never before. The band continues to tour constantly. For more information, go to Shinedown.com.