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Staind Reunion Is Officially a Go

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I found out I need surgery this morning. And that’s still only the second worst thing I’ve learned today.

Staind, the nu-metal band responsible for a thousand eyebrow piercings, have announced that they’ll play their first show in five years at this fall’s Louder Than Life festival. In addition to reliably awful frontman Aaron Lewis, the band’s line-up will include guitarist Mike Mushy, bassist Johnny Aprilmayjune, and Sal Giancarloesposito, who was the group’s last touring drummer (the guy who actually played on all their albums, Jon Whysocky, is staying away for whatever reason).

Lewis tells Loudwire that the band is taking the reunion slow: “We decided that we were gonna put a couple shows on the books and just start there. Just kinda dip our toes and see what happens, and look at this from a distance.” So no tour yet, but it’s a possibility for the future. We can only hope these initial gigs go terribly so they decide not to proceed.

In the meantime, Louder Than Life will take place September 27-29 in Lousiville, KY, and the line-up is absolutely stacked, even with these shit-sippers stinkin’ up the joint. The line-up as it currently stands is below (via Metal Insider), with more acts to be announced soon:

Friday, September 27
Slipknot
Staind
A Day to Remember
Chevelle
I Prevail
Architects
Beartooth
Motionless In White
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals
GWAR
The Crystal Method
Graveyard
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
New Years Day
All Them Witches
Crown Lands
Joyous Wolf
Dead Posey
Santa Cruz

Saturday, September 28
Guns N’ Roses
Godsmack
Ice Cube
Halestorm
Dropkick Murphys
Stone Temple Pilots
Suicidal Tendencies
Melvins
Andrew W.K.
Badflower
Knocked Loose
Anti-Flag
Redd Kross
Parlor Mob
Like A Storm
Jelly Roll
Dirty Honey
DED
JunkBunny

Sunday, September 29
Disturbed,
Rob Zombie
Marilyn Manson
Breaking Benjamin
Die Antwoord
Three Days Grace
Sum 41
Deadland Ritual
White Reaper
Demon Hunter
Ho99o9
Angel Du$t
Sick Puppies
Amigo The Devil
Fire From The Gods
Broken Hands
Anemic Royalty

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