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Staind No Match for Boyband - 08 Rewind


12/29/2008
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Staind No Match for Boyband was a top story for August. Enjoy our 2008 news rewind as you read the story again:(antiMusic) Aaron Lewis finally has something legitimate to whine about: his band Staind has been beaten by a boyband! As if that wasn't bad enough, it looks like the band's string of No. 1 chart debuts has ended with a No. 3 bow for their latest effort.

Blabbermouth has the story: According to Hits Daily Double (the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS), Staind's new album, "The Illusion of Progress", is poised to sell around 95,000 copies in the United States during its first week of release to debut in the Top 3 of The Billboard 200 chart. Hollywood's teenpop heartthrobs Jonas Brothers will occupy the No. 1 in their second week on the chart.

The new Jonas Brothers album sold 525,000 copies in its first week, entering the chart on Wednesday (August 20) at No. 1. Even if they sell half that amount in their second week, Staind guitarist Mike Mushok said, "Half of that is more than what we'll sell, and it's good for those guys." Mushok added, "All I can say is, we've been here for 10 years, and this is our sixth record. I feel proud to be able to say that. If it's not No. 1, it's not No. 1 what are you going to do?" - more on this story



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