Puddle of Mudd Biography
Puddle of Mudd (sic) is an American post-grunge band. The original incarnation of this band was formed in 1992 in Kansas City, Missouri. In their hometown, they released their debut album "Stuck" in 1993, followed by "Abrasive" in 1996, to little commercial success. After this incarnation split up, a new version was formed in Los Angeles by vocalist Wes Scantlin. Wes Scantlin was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. Raised in Kansas City, he attended Park Hill High School. He left after high school, and formed Puddle of Mudd. They are now famous for songs such as "Control", "She Hates Me", and "Blurry". The band was named after the band's old practice spot on the Missouri River flooded leaving a puddle of mud in their practice area. Puddle of Mudd is signed to Fred Durst's record label, Flawless Records. In 2005 two members, Paul Phillips and Greg Upchurch, left the band. Greg currently drums for 3 Doors Down while Paul, now playing in Society Red, left citing creative and personal differences. Their song "Control" was the official theme song of WWE's Survivor Series pay-per-view event in November 2001, and their song "Nothing Left To Lose" was the official theme song of WWE's Royal Rumble pay-per-view event in January 2004. Their second album, "Come Clean" spawned 4 hits in 2003 and has sold 5 million albums to date. Their follow up, "Life On Display" spawned 1 hit single and sold 600,000 albums. In 2007, the band released "Famous", which takes a general rock as well as "nu-grunge" approach. The band is currently working on a live album that is slated for release in 2008. They have released their fourth album "Songs in the Key of Love and Hate"