Modern rock act Staind returns May 6 with its next Elektra album, "14 Shades of Grey." Like its multi-platinum 2001 predecessor, "Break the Cycle," the new set was produced by Josh Abraham. No informa

Modern rock act Staind returns May 6 with its next Elektra album, "14 Shades of Grey." Like its multi-platinum 2001 predecessor, "Break the Cycle," the new set was produced by Josh Abraham. No information has yet been released about a first single or the group's touring plans.

Describing the disc on Staind's official Web site, late last year, guitarist Mike Mushock called the set "a pretty diverse batch of tunes." Frontman Aaron Lewis also revealed that he had penned a tribute to late Alice In Chains singer Layne Staley. There is no word, however, on whether the tune, titled "Layne," will make the disc.

In addition to crafting Staind's new album, Lewis launched his own record label last year, operating under the tentative name A.D.D. The label's first signing is Lo-Pro, a band consisting of ex-Ultraspank members Pete Murray and Neil Godfrey, as well as ex-Godsmack drummer Tommy Stewart.

"Break the Cycle" debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Buoyed by the singles "Outside" and "It's Been Awhile" (the latter of which spent 16 weeks atop Billboard's Modern Rock chart), the album has sold 4.9 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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