Staind Announce Departure Of Drummer John Wysocki

Staind have announced that they will be parting ways with drummer John Wysocki, who has been a member of the band since its formation in 1995.

Staind Announce Departure Of Drummer John Wysocki
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Hard rockers Staind have announced that they will be parting ways with drummer John Wysocki, who has been a member of the band since its formation in 1995. The exact circumstances of the departure are unclear, with the news being delivered to fans via a simple message on the band's website reading: "We wish [John] the best, and thank him for all the years he dedicated to Staind. Drummer Will Hunt will join us on our upcoming dates." Hunt, the current drummer for Evanescence, will take on Wysocki's duties on a provisional basis until a permanent replacement is found. Guitarist Mike Mushok tried to explain the split in an interview this past weekend, saying: "Seventeen years being a band together, we went to make the record, and it was tough; things weren't really going the way we wanted [them] to". "We tried to work through it, and I think it just got to the point where we realized that we weren't able to, and it was time to make a change." Staind is in the process of writing and recording a new studio album after returning from a year-long hiatus. The follow-up to 2008's "The Illusion Of Progress," the new material has been described by singer Aaron Lewis as "the heaviest thing we have recorded in a long time."

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    Heathersmith
    Ever think about Chad Szeliga he would be perfect for this gig .... He plays with such finesse .... I think he could blow will away with one hand .... IMO
    S7A1ND
    Damn this sucks... I really, really loved his smooth, controlled rhythms. *sigh* ...Anyways, the first single from the new (self-titled) album has been released. Its called "Eyes Wide Open" and, yes... It sounds like old Staind again!!! Also you can listen to a few previews of some other songs if you go to the Staind website and take the survey that says "Staind wants to know more about their fans" or something like that. SO PSyCHeD for the new album!!!
    strat0blaster
    What a shame. I loved this band when I was a bit younger - I can still jam to their first two records, but everything after that was downhill, IMO. Hopefully this new record will reclaim some of the passion and intensity they used to have.
    DesertMetal
    didn't realize this band was still around, I haven't heard anything about/from them in almost 5 years.
    Pagan_Poetry
    "Hard rockers Staind have announced that they will be parting ways with drummer John Wysocki, who has been a member of the band since its formation in 1995." Wow. It's been awhile.
    Eurasian_C
    Holy shit, that actually hit me a little. I'd been listening to them for years, only to recently kind of steer away from them a bit. Then I find this out. That really sucks.
    lefty311
    That sucks, I really liked him in that band. I really hope this record is back to the roots with heavy riffs and zero acoustics.