Staind have had a wildly successful run of late due to their well-received self-titled album. Somehow people are still under the impression that the band is on it's way out. Aaron Lewis and Mike Mushok recently made time to clean out the rumor mill.

Perhaps it's because their drummer of 17 years departed prior to their seventh album's release in September, Aaron's successful solo career, or the gritty,  pull-no-punches documentary on the making of the album -- but fans are very worried that the band's future is in jeopardy.

Mushok and Lewis recently reassured Artisan News that they are not breaking up.  Lewis said he will, however, be departing briefly for some solo work and a hunting television show before and after Staind's tour dates, but the band appears to be as healthy as ever.