Mushok riffs on sports, band tension

Originally Published: September 11, 2011
By Roger Lotring | Special to ESPN.com

Staind's version of the "Baseball Tonight" theme might have lost to Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker in an ESPN.com poll, but its new album is a clear-cut winner.

The seventh studio album from the Springfield, Mass., band is its heaviest since "Dysfunction," the 1999 major label debut that resonated with the influence of Pantera and Alice in Chains. "Staind" is a powerful, angry record, and the hardest to make, says guitarist Mike Mushok. The mounting tension of the sessions resulted ...

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