STAIND has been mostly inactive since 2011 and vocalist Aaron Lewis said in a new interview that the band is probably going to stay that way for the foreseeable future. Speaking to Planet Weekly, Aaron — who released his second full-length solo country album, "Sinner", last September — said that STAIND fans should not expect to see the group reunite anytime soon. "I definitely see it staying on hold for a while," he said. "I've got to stay focused on this [country career]. I've got to take this to where it needs to get to before I can start risking things with the good ol' boy network reception and throwing in a handful of STAIND shows in the summertime along with all of my country shows. But that's down the road. I can't even think about that right now."
STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok admitted to Canadian journalist Mitch Lafon last year that it has been "a little frustrating" having to put STAIND on hold while Aaron continues to record and tour as a country solo artist. "People come to me [and say], 'Don't you get mad? Aren't you angry…?' And I'm, like, 'Well, I can't be. He has to be happy with what he wants to do,'" Mike said. "And if [he's] not happy… No matter what I do, when I go to Aaron, I can't [say to him], 'Dude, we have all these offers. We've gotta play these shows.' I can't make him. And if I did make him, he'd resent me. And it wouldn't be fun, and it wouldn't be what they're supposed to be. So when the day comes that he decides, 'Hey, man, let's do this again,' either I'll be ready or I won't. It's either, 'No, man, I'm doing this [SAINT ASONIA] now, because you had your thing,' or we'll be on a break, or whatever it is, and I'll say, 'Okay, we can do it.' So I'm really just kind of playing it as it goes."
Lewis made his debut as a country artist with the 2010 EP "Town Line", which he followed up in 2012 with his first full-length solo album, "The Road".
Mushok and ex-THREE DAYS GRACE vocalist Adam Gontier unveiled SAINT ASONIA in early 2015, releasing a self-titled debut album in 2015 and scoring a Top 10 rock single with "Better Place".