Staind Guitarist Hopes There's More To Come After Fall Shows


Staind guitarist Mike Mushok was asked on the Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon podcast if Staind's short run of reunion dates this fall could lead to more activity from the band. Mushok responded, "That's a really good question, and one that I wanna know the answer to as well. For me, I think it's kind of like you dip your toe in the water and you see how it is. It's, like, 'Let's do these shows and let's see how it goes.'"

Mushok added, "I think everybody's hoping that everything is good and we have a great time back out on stage playing these songs again, which I'm really looking forward to do. And hopefully there's more to come after that."

Mushok has been working on a new album with his other band, Saint Asonia, and said he has not gotten back into the Staind headspace yet. Mushok explained, "We haven't really got there. The rehearsals start next month. But we do kind of have some songs kicking around, and it's time for me to start doing that . . . I'm excited to be able to get back and play those songs and explore again and see where it goes."

Staind's first shows in five years will include the Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, Kentucky in September and the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California in October. Saint Asonia's second album, Flawed Design, is due this fall.