List of Staind band members explored as drummer Jon Wysocki dies aged 53

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Saind drummer and founding member Jon Wysocki has died at the age of 53 (Image via Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Jon Wysocki, the drummer of the rock band Staind, has unexpectedly passed away. He was 53 years old and the news was confirmed by the group, Lydia's Castle, via Instagram. They added a group photo in the post where the members held each other and wrote:

"On 5/18/2024 at 8:02 pm, @jonwysocki passed away surrounded by family and friends that loved him dearly. An official statement will be developed shortly."

Furthermore, Staind also expressed their grief on social media by posting a video and recalling the time they collaborated with Jon Wysocki in their successful career. They revealed that Jon was introduced to the rest of the band members in 1994. They stated:

"The 17 years that followed were some of the best memories of our times together. From practice in Ludlow, Mass to touring around the world, Jon was integral to who we were as a band. Our hearts go out to Jon's family, and fans around the world who loved him."

Netizens took to the comments section to pay tribute to Wysocki, with most of them praising his skills as a drummer and the projects to which he contributed over the years.

While Wysocki was involved with a popular band, there is little information available on early life and educational background. His Instagram page states that he was a resident of Nashville, Tennessee and the page is set private.

Jon was reportedly removed from Staind in 2011 but the reason behind the same remains a mystery.

Staind has been active since the 90s, and despite going through temporary breaks over the years, the group's work has always received a positive response. The current lineup of members includes Aaron Lewis, Mike Mushok, Johnny April, and Sal Giancarelli.


Staind did not undergo any major changes in the lineup of members

Jon Wysocki served in the band from 1995 to 2011. The group's journey began in 1993 in New England when Aaron and Mike first met during a Christmas party. They also brought Wysocki as a member and started touring, which proved to be beneficial for their first project, which sold thousands of copies.

Apart from their work on Staind, Lewis even pursued a solo career as a singer. His debut album, The Road, released in November 2012 and grabbed the 30th spot on the US Billboard 200. This was followed by four more albums, with the latest one, The Hill, released in March 2024.

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Aaron's solo career was also one of the reasons why the band opted to go on a break. He appeared for an interview with Billboard in 2012 and said that their tour was successful and they were planning something different for the following year. Lewis continued:

"We're not breaking up. We're not gonna stop making music. We're just going to take a little hiatus that really hasn't been ever taken in our career. We put out seven records in 14 years. We've been pretty busy."

Staind returned from their short break in 2013 and began performing at different events, including Rock on the Range and Epicenter Festival. The group's latest album was titled Confessions of the Fallen, which remained on top of the charts.

Edited by Prem Deshpande
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