NEW YORK, NY (Top40 Charts/ 60 Cycle Media/ Atlantic Records)
Coinciding with the eponymously-titled 7th studio album from Atlantic recording artist, STAIND, YouTube will be premiering their documentary "The Making of Staind" on www.youtube.com today at 12:00pm PDT/EDT. The documentary reveals the tension within the group that nearly caused the breakup of the band during the making of their new album. "It's painful for me to even watch," admits Staind
Lewis. Shortly after the finishing the album, drummer Jon Wysocki departed the band.
The new, self-titled, seventh studio album from Staind will be released September 13th on Flip / Atlantic. Described by singer/songwriter/guitarist Aaron Lewis as "the heaviest collection of songs the band has ever done," Staind is a return to their hardest rock roots. In stark contrast to the struggle the band endured recording the album, the debut single "Not Again" has been the fastest rising single of the band's career, and is currently the No 1 Active Rock Radio single in the country.
To mark the release of the album, Staind will be holding a special charity show at the Best Buy Theater in New York City on September 15th to benefit the families of 9/11. In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, tickets to the show will be priced at $9.11, with all revenue from the show benefitting the charity organization, NEW YORK POLICE & FIRE WIDOWS' & CHILDREN'S BENEFIT FUND https://answerthecall.org/. "We wanted to create a meaningful event given the timing of our album release," said Staind guitarist Mike Mushok. "We have deliberately kept the ticket prices low as a way to send the important message that even a small contribution in these tough times can help the families of the heroes of 9/11 that still need our support."
The New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund's mission is to provide assistance to the families of New York City Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Port Authority Police and EMS Personnel who have been killed in the line of duty. For more than 27 years the Benefit Fund has provided financial assistance to grieving families immediately after they lose their loved one and since these families often must bear the burden of life-long financial hardship, the Benefit Fund, for its entire history, has made an annual distribution to each widow and widower as well. Volunteer-based and minimal overhead allows 95 cents of every dollar donated to go directly to the families of fallen Firefighters, Police Officers, Port Authority Police and EMS personnel. To make an immediate $10 gift text ANSWERTHECALL to 20222.
Linda Giammona, the charity's Director of Development, said, "It is inspiring to have such a talented group of people stand with our charity. Staind is sending a message to their fans and their industry peers that everyone CAN make a difference if they choose. Although not everyone has the courage to be a firefighter or police officer we all can say 'thank you' to our first responders. We are also grateful for Atlantic Records' pledge to match ticket sales and thank Staind and Atlantic Records for Answering The Call."
For more information visit https://answerthecall.org/.
Atlantic Records will match Staind's donation from ticket sales for a separate additional donation to the charity.
Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com. Fans will also be able to stream the concert live on www.staind.com courtesy of Ustream.
"Staind" will be released in stores and all digital retailers September 13th and the band will be performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that night.