Staind has released a live version of “Mudshovel” from its upcoming album, “Live: It’s Been Awhile,” out May 7, 2021, via Yap’em/Alchemy Recordings. Listen below.
“Mudshovel,” then titled “Mudshuvel,” originally appeared on Staind’s 1996 self-released debut album “Tormented,” which led to the band’s first record deal with Flip Records. A new version appeared on the band’s label debut, “Dysfunction,” in 1999.
“There hasn’t been a gig since we first wrote this song in ’96 where we haven’t played Mudshovel,” guitarist Mike Mushok said. “It’s definitely become a fan favorite and I have as much fun playing it now as I did back then.”
Pre-order “Live: It’s Been While” here.
The album will be accompanied by “The Return of Staind: A Two Part Global Streaming Series” in partnership with Danny Wimmer Presents. The series will launch with Staind’s “Live: It’s Been Awhile (From Foxwoods)” concert, streaming globally on May 1. The album and concert were recorded at the band’s comeback show at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut n October 2019. The never-before-seen concert celebrates the band’s reunion after a five-year hiatus.
Staind also will perform its multi-platinum 2001 album “Break the Cycle” in its entirety for a May 8 streaming event, exactly 20 years after the album’s release.
Buy tickets for one or both of the streaming events at StaindLive.com. Fans can purchase bundles and VIP experiences, including exclusive merchandise, a custom Staind guitar autographed by the entire band, and a virtual meet-and-greet with the band.