SOURCE: Atlantic Records

December 13, 2005 16:46 ET

Stern Taps Staind for Final Traditional Radio Broadcast

Band to Be on Air for Landmark Dec. 16th Show; Limited Edition "Chapter V" CD/DVD in Stores Now

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 13, 2005 -- Flip/Atlantic recording group Staind will be the sole musical guest on Howard Stern's final traditional radio broadcast, slated for Friday, December 16th. The group will perform on 56th Street in Manhattan, outside the studios of radio station K-Rock (WXRK). Stern and his show will move to Sirius Satellite Radio in January.

A longtime Staind fan and friend, Stern invited the band to create their own rendition of "The BeetleJuice Song" -- originally performed on the show by frequent guest BeetleJuice. Staind debuted their original acoustic arrangement of the song on the Howard Stern show this past summer. A recording of that live performance is included on the new Limited Edition CD/DVD of Staind's current album, "CHAPTER V." Entitled "This Is Beetle" aka "The BeetleJuice Song," it was written by Lester Green (aka BeetleJuice) and composer Richard Christy.

That same night, December 16th, Staind will headline the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, presented by K-Rock. The show is part of the band's current "Fall Brawl" cross-country tour, which also features Atlantic labelmates P.O.D. and Taproot, plus Texas rockers Flyleaf.

"CHAPTER V" (Flip/Atlantic), the fifth album from Staind, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 this past August, marking the Massachusetts-based band's third consecutive chart-topper. The album follows 2003's critically acclaimed "14 SHADES OF GREY" and 2001's quintuple platinum "BREAK THE CYCLE," both of which also entered the Billboard 200 in the #1 spot.

The new album has thus far yielded two radio smashes -- the #1 multi-format hit, "Right Here," and the current single, "Falling," which has bulleted into the top ten on both the Rock and Active Rock charts. "Right Here" marked the band's fourth #1 radio track to date, following "For You," "It's Been Awhile," and "So Far Away."

The just-released Limited Edition CD/DVD version of "CHAPTER V" features the entire original album, plus five bonus tracks -- including an acoustic version of "It's Been Awhile" and "This Is Beetle." The bonus DVD features a full band documentary, plus extras including the "Right Here" video, two songs filmed live, bonus interviews, and outtakes. The deluxe package includes a 36-page book featuring the lyrics to all Staind songs, a photo history of the band, and liner notes.

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