If he's the type of person who will take the stage under the influence, you can imagine he probably wouldn't be very good at lip syncing. Puddle of Mudd had to cancel it's concert Saturday night, because its lead singer was in the pokey on gun charges ... TMZ has learned. Wes Scantlin, the frontman for the rock band … The Puddle of Mudd's singer faces DWI and fleeing police charges By Naja Rayne. While it remains unclear precisely what was going on behind the scenes of their four-year marriage, Loudwire mentions that it was the singer — not his wife — who filed the divorce papers in November 2011. [35] The session went largely unnoticed until April 2020, when the Instagram music meme account @catatonicyouths posted edited clips of the band's cover of Nirvana's "About a Girl". Updated July 28, 2015 09:45 AM Advertisement. Scantlin, 29, … 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. March 10, 2002 – Investigation of domestic violence. Armed with a buzz saw and a sledgehammer, the Puddle of Mudd frontman entered the neighbor's patio and started destroying property. It was produced by the band and E.J. The release featured covers of songs originally by The Rolling Stones, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and others. According to Louder, Scaitlin grew tired of the thieves terrorizing his West Hollywood neighborhood in 2016. 1 mainstream rock singles in the United States. As the lead singer and natural target of the accusations, Scantlin has generally met the criticism with full-on meltdowns onstage. This team also performed at charity events in support of men's health in Europe. 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). Rose, and was recorded at Red House Studio in Lawrence, Kansas. 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. Then, he left the stage, took a cab and rode into the sunset. All proceeds from the song went to Team USA. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2016, Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin went through one of the most humiliating experiences a rock star can endure. [19] Although intended for release during the Olympics, the deadline was missed. By 2004 Scantlin was so tired of Durst-related questions that he was openly slamming the guy in an interview with Chart (via Blabbermouth), saying Durst was a high-and-mighty Hollywood star who didn't have time for the small guy, and even calling him "pathetic." 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. Security guards immediately removed Scantlin from the premises, and the musician picked up a cool lifetime ban to Graceland for his troubles. Partway through the tour, lead singer Wes Scantlin saw the King's swimming pool and promptly cannonballed into the water. When it comes to potential next door neighbors, rock stars are probably not too high on most people's wish list. While the band has been making new music all these years, a long string of less than savory events has kept them from reproducing the success of their 2001 major-label debut album Come Clean. SEE IT: Puddle of Mudd lead singer Wes Scantlin has meltdown on stage during sold-out Doncaster, England … I write every single night, and we record all the time. Rock star marriages have a notoriously small chance for long-term survival, and as Loudwire attests, Puddle of Mudd's Wes Scantlin is no exception. In 2012, he was going through a divorce with his wife, Jessica Scantlin. The band held auditions for a new drummer and selected Greg Upchurch, who was an ex-member of Eleven and had also toured with Chris Cornell. "[15] The group's first release, Stuck, was an EP released in 1994 on V&R Records. In order to get to their practice space, the band "had to walk through a pile of shit. 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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. "Livin' on Borrowed Time" and "We Don't Have To Look Back Now" were the final singles released. [citation needed], In 2009, former guitarist Paul Phillips rejoined the band after replacement Christian Stone was let go on good terms. He doesn't even call us, he has his assistant call us to congratulate us on our record. More. On 23 April 2008, in an interview with Artisan News Service, Wes Scantlin took back his previous criticism of Fred Durst: "Fred got our foot in the door and helped us out tremendously. We have nothing in common. 14-year string of arrests and strange behavior. 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. The Puddle of Mudd man attributed his 2004 comments to a creative argument between the two, and fully admitted that he had been behaving "like an a**hole.". A non-album single, "Piece of the Action", was released in September 2014. [31][32], In June 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Puddle of Mudd among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire. 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. [39], Since 2012, Scantlin has been accused on numerous occasions of lip syncing during live performances. [citation needed], Their song "Famous" was the WWE One Night Stand 2007 official theme song and was also featured in the video game WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2008, as well as UFC 2009 Undisputed. 11:18 a.m.: An earlier version of this article listed the band’s name as Puddle of Mud. To be fair, Scantlin later adjusted his attitude. They were still in need of a guitarist and drummer. As a result, everyone in Puddle of Mudd not named Wes Scantlin quit playing and walked off the stage, leaving the incapacitated singer alone in front of the fans. "I just wanted to go for a swim," he later explained. Released on December 8, it has gone on to sell around 100,000 copies. The last name of the original drummer, Kenny Burkitt, is misspelled as "Burkett" in various sources. After his home had been broken into several times, the singer developed a novel strategy to deter future crimes: He rigged a realistic-looking prop explosive to the cars standing outside the house. 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. Maybe the poor guys were either thrown out with their frontman ... or even worse, they had to go through the rest of the tour, sheepishly avoiding eye contact with everyone and doing their best to pretend that they had no affiliation with that strange pool-jumping dude. Prior to the new album's release, band members said the album's name would be called 'Jacket on the Rack'. [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. This wasn't just an unfortunate one-off for someone who was going through a rough patch, either. 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%. Give me a break; we were all singing. The second single off the album, "Blurry", co-written with Jimmy Allen and Doug Ardito, turned out to be Puddle of Mudd's most successful single, reaching No. 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. 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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. A 2005 legal document regarding use and rights to the name "Puddle of Mudd" has the spelling of his last name with an I not an E. –, Learn how and when to remove this template message, Recording Industry Association of America, Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, "Music News, Reviews, Articles, Information, News Online & Free Music", "Life On Display : Puddle Of Mudd : Review", "Puddle of Mudd Brings Loose Interpretation of 'Grunge' to Whisky a Go-Go", "28 Nu-Metal Era Bands You Probably Forgot All About", "Puddle Of Mudd Title New Album "Jacket On The Rack" | TuneLab Music – Everything Rock", "The Official Soundscan Thread (Updated Weekly) – Page 45", "Puddle Of Mudd : News : "Shook Up The World" Available Now on iTunes! [citation needed], On October 9, 2007, the band released their third major label record, Famous. [20] Later in the year bassist Doug Ardito left the band and was replaced by Jacksonville Burn Season frontman, Damien Starkey. "[citation needed], Limp Bizkit and Puddle of Mudd played together on Epicenter 2011, along with another one of Durst's former proteges, Staind. Puddle of Mudd was formed by lead singer/guitarist Wes Scantlin in 1991. Back in 2002, a Puddle of Mudd diehard shivers, as if someone walked over his grave. It spawned two radio singles (the first was "You Don't Know", the second "Drift and Die"). Allen and Scantlin won the ASCAP award for most played rock song of the year. 1 spot on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, as well as No. Wes Scantlin, the infamous lead singer of Puddle Of Mud, abruptly left in the middle of a concert on Jan. 30 in Ohio after accusing a concert goer of stealing his house. 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