Staind Take Tour Break For ‘Awhile’ With Fred Durst

Band bows out of two Godsmack shows to shoot video for next single.

Staind will take a respite from the road to film the video for “It’s Been Awhile,” the first single off their next album, Break the Cycle, later this week.

The clip is to be shot in Los Angeles by Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst, who also directed the nü-metallers’ video for “Home,” a song off their 1999 debut, Dysfunction. The video is expected to surface in late March, the band’s publicist said, with the song infiltrating radio at about the same time.
Unfortunately for the band’s Florida fans, the shooting schedule forces Staind to withdraw from two dates of Godsmack’s Wake the F— Up Tour (see “Godsmack Announce Tour Dates”) — March 9 and 10 at Orlando’s Hard Rock Live.
While on the outing, which includes Cold and Systematic, Staind have been giving audiences a sneak peak of the single as well as the new track “Open Your Eyes.”
The band’s second effort will also include a studio take of “Outside” (see “Staind Take ‘Outside’ Into Studio For Next LP” ). The hit live version of the track — recorded as a duet between Staind singer Aaron Lewis and Durst — was included on The Family Values Tour 1999.
Previously slotted for March, Break the Cycle is now scheduled to be released on May 8.