New Puddle Of Mudd Album Is ‘Pretty Much Done’
Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin was recently interviewed on Reno Nevada’s Rock 104.5 and talked about recording the follow-up to 2019’s “Welcome To Galvania” album!
Scantlin said, “The record is basically pretty much done. I’ve just gotta polish it a little bit up and revise a couple of things. I did a lot of work with Doug Ardito and Christian Stone that used to be playing with me and stuff like that. And they had basically saved a bunch of songs that were recorded. And I’m really happy about it. It was a little funky, but I’m glad that it was put into a musical vault. So it takes a lot of weight off my shoulders.”
If you follow the band, you know it’s been a bumpy ride over the years for Scantlin. Remember last November, he had a bit of a meltdown at the EPIC Event Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin ’cause the lights were too bright and ended the show a few songs in? Oh, and he was arrested at the Los Angeles International Airport in September 2017 for trying to board the plane with a BB gun. In January ’16, he was arrested on suspicion of breaking into his former home and vandalizing some of the property. And of course Wes has had his fair share of trouble with the law, alcohol, finances and other issues too (before getting sober in 2017).
Scantlin got a rough ride over the acoustic performance of “About a Girl” he did for SiriusXM back in January 2020. Scantlin replied to the critics, “Rise above others who try and take you down… I’m at my BEST NOW… and that’s all that matters. I pray for all of you because we care. Jealousy is toxic, and toxic people are a waste of time. We walk away with nothing but a SMILE.”
Personally, I don’t give a shit about this sort of stuff. Was it his best performance? Not by a long shot. But it’s fucking Nirvana. One of the best rock bands ever. Not an easy cover.
Point is, Puddle of Mudd is working on new music, and that’s a good thing. There’s always a handful of songs on each album that stand up to whatever’s happening at the time. I can’t wait to hear what Wes has up his sleeve this time ’round!