[30] The following year they took part in the Make America Rock Again super tour with other artists who had success throughout the 2000s including Trapt, Saving Abel, Alien Ant Farm, Crazy Town, 12 Stones, Tantric, Drowning Pool, P.O.D. In 2012, he was going through a divorce with his wife, Jessica Scantlin. As the lead singer and natural target of the accusations, Scantlin has generally met the criticism with full-on meltdowns onstage. The original lineup recorded two albums in 1994 and 1997 to little acclaim before breaking up in early 1999. ", "PUDDLE OF MUDD GREATEST HITS "ICON" ANNOUNCED! Though the legal proceedings should have been fairly easy due to the fact that Jessica had signed a prenuptial agreement, things soon required more lawyering up than expected because she decided to challenge the prenup by insinuating that it was unenforceable and she had been coerced into it. We have nothing in common. It had eleven tracks, all written by the band, three of which would eventually make it on to Puddle of Mudd's first major-label release. The freshly liberated Puddle of Mudd Facebook URL was immediately taken over by an obscure Texan band called Black Heart Saints, who gleefully changed the page's name to "Check Out This Band Instead," and even reached out to Puddle of Mudd's label, booking agents, and management, offering their services as a possible replacement act that would be guaranteed to give 110%. Writers Jimmy Allen and Wes Scantlin, and publishers Stereo Supersonic Music, Jordan Rocks Music, and Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. also received credit. Puddle of Mudd's singer Wes Scantlin has been through heaps of controversy, and as Detox to Rehab tells us, a lot of it has been because of his issues with substance abuse. To be fair, Scantlin later adjusted his attitude. He doesn't do anything for this band. [41], On June 20, 2015, the band was booed off stage at a show in Versailles, Ohio, after Scantlin was spotted lip-syncing to the songs. [citation needed], In 2009, former guitarist Paul Phillips rejoined the band after replacement Christian Stone was let go on good terms. The stepfather, however, is not a good person at all: drinking, smoking, often quarreling with his mother, and in front of her son. When TMZ later caught Scantlin leaving the police station, the singer claimed that his actions were merely a retaliation, and his neighbor (with whom he had allegedly been feuding for a while) had vandalized his house first. I had the pleasure of seeing them open at a concert not too long ago and they played a covre of Breed that completely blew me away. 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This less than savory incident happened in the wake of other arrests and charges, and Scantlin was promptly taken into custody with bail set at $20,000. All I know is that he's like Mr Hollywood guy, Mr Celebrity. PUDDLE OF MUDD will resume touring later this month after being forced to cancel some performances due to Scantlin's troubles. If Elvis Presley is the ultimate symbol of rock 'n' roll, then getting banned from his beloved Graceland must be the equivalent of being relegated to playing pan flute in a third-rate folk band. No reason was given for the band's absence.[45]. Give me a break; we were all singing. Puddle Of Mudd Band Members Walked Out During A Show After The Latest Meltdown By Their Lead Singer by: Chris Morgan Twitter March 28, 2016 Facebook Twitter Flipboard uproxx.it In a way, this makes sense because a lot of the tragic incidents he's been associated with only make sense if you assume the man behind them was completely out of his mind. [citation needed], On October 9, 2007, the band released their third major label record, Famous. In 2011, he walked back on his statements about Fred Durst, who also expressed interest in working with Scantlin again. See, the Puddle of Mudd that received airplay and played for massive audiences was not the first, Kansas City one. He also received criticism as he appeared to be lip-syncing during the performance. As common sense should probably have told Scantlin, the pool was extremely out of bounds for visitors. He is separated from his mother, who has redone a life with another man. The band will play at the Whisky A … Puddle of Mudd was formed on September 13, 1991, in Kansas City by Wes Scantlin (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Jimmy Allen (lead guitar), Sean Sammon (bass), and Kenny Burkitt (drums). Still, at least Allen has received plenty of royalties for some of Puddle of Mudd's most massive hits, which he helped write before the break-up. [23][24][25][26] Wes Scantlin was interviewed about his latest arrest for vandalism on July 2013, where he was quoted as saying "We have tons and tons of new hit songs. However, the Black Heart Saints were ultimately unable to usurp the thrones of Scantlin and the gang, and Puddle of Mudd has since regained control of the page. The song was also used in the game Ace Combat 5, published by Namco. Every single fucking interview I've ever fucking done, I get asked about that fucking guy... And for me to do interviews all the time and be asked about this certain individual... People think he writes music with me or something. Still, perhaps this loss of Scantlin's muse was only fitting, given that Puddle of Mudd was sailing through some pretty rough waters at the time, and guitarist Paul Phillips had recently quit the band. The band posted several online updates during 2012 suggesting that they were writing and recording a new album. Unfortunately, the story doesn't tell how the rest of the tour went for the other Puddle of Mudd members. [19] Although intended for release during the Olympics, the deadline was missed. Around this time the band recruited Famous producer Brian Howes to begin recording a new record in Vancouver. Support Us It has been a long road to sobriety for Wes Scantlin. That wasn't a typo, by the way. [citation needed], The album was certified triple platinum in the U.S. by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on January 31, 2003, and as of late 2006, total sales worldwide were in excess of five million copies. Being a rock star is hard, and it looks like the lifestyle is catching up with Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin. We're getting ready to go in and do the record, tour a little bit for the summer, and then do the full production and get back on the scene. Puddle of Mudd used to be everywhere in the early 2000s. As of July 2018, Scantlin was a cool 11 months sober, and judging by recent interviews, it appears he has left his long trail of destruction behind and is now fully focusing on family, friends, and music. He jerry-rigged a radio under one vehicle, with wires leading to the engine, and the other car had wires leading from the gas tank to the door. He doesn't do our videos anymore. [citation needed], Minus Jimmy Allen, the group released their debut album, Abrasive, in 1997 on Hardknocks Records. I don't know what he's doing, I don't know what the guy's like. Wes Scantlin, the frontman for the rock band … She wanted half of the money Scantlin earned from his music during their marriage, but they ultimately settled on an agreement where Scantlin would pay his ex-wife the maximum spousal support of $2,500 per month. [2] They have released an extended play, an independent album and five studio albums, with their latest being Welcome to Galvania in September 2019. The rap rock superstar also connected Scantlin with hordes of industry people, helped him find the right musicians for the new Puddle of Mudd, and generally opened a lot of doors. Prior to the new album's release, band members said the album's name would be called 'Jacket on the Rack'. We don't know precisely what he did, but it allegedly included at least hitting a brick wall with the sledgehammer and was more than enough for the police to arrest him for felony vandalism. All proceeds from the song went to Team USA. Singles like "Control," "Blurry," "She Hates Me," and "Drift & Die" climbed high on the charts and ruled the airwaves, and the band toured with heavy-hitters such as Linkin Park and Stone Temple Pilots. Lip syncing in live concerts is one of those things that is Simply Not Done by any self-respecting rock band ... which is a shame because that's precisely what many people have accused Puddle of Mudd of during the 2010s, with multiple reports of Puddle of Mudd apparently lip syncing. The lead singer of Puddle of Mudd had two prior warrants out for him when he was caught going through security with the gun and was charged with bringing a weapon to the airport. The fact that people immediately viewed Scantlin as a sell-out was all the more tragic because the singer had virtually no say in the matter, and he'd even attempted to bring Burkitt in the new version of the group until the record company (allegedly) balked at Burkitt's drug problem. Scantlin was reported as to accuse the person of being the one who stole his house. [40], On April 16, 2014, Scantlin had an on-stage meltdown during a show at Trees Dallas, in which he threw a microphone and beer into the audience, as well as appearing to threaten and attempt to physically attack members of the audience. Not only does this make his 14-year string of arrests and strange behavior fall into context, but it also makes it all the better to hear that he has made a legitimate attempt to get clean, which Blabbermouth reports is exactly what he did in 2017. That's certainly one way to compliment your mentor. [citation needed], In the spring of 2007, the band went on tour supporting Hinder and Papa Roach on the Door to Dorm tour. The lead singer of a band, arrested for trespassing in a restricted area at Denver International Airport, will likely avoid any punishment. [16] Marisa Miller appeared in the music video for "Spin You Around". 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