It's going to be awhile before there's a new Staind album in record stores according to front-man Aaron Lewis.
In an interview with Billboard he said: "Everybody needs some time off. I like to try to make sure the surface is clean. You've got to let all the build-up from being on tour and playing the same songs over and over again go away and have a clean slate to start over with so we don't repeat ourselves.
"We've kept a pretty rigorous schedule from the word go in our career. We've been around for 10 years and made five records; that's a pretty serious work schedule. I don't think there's anything wrong with slowing that down just a little bit and giving people a little bit of an opportunity to miss what we have to offer.
When asked about the idea of a solo album he said: "It's there in concept and thought, but there's a lot of things that have to fall into place for me to bring it to the table."
Aaron hopes that recording on his own will give Staind the chance to recapture the head-banging reputation that's been overshadowed by the bands more mellow hits.
Lewis will kick off a solo tour on December 27th that currently stretches into 2007. Thanks for the report to TuneLab.