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Puddle Of Mudd Biography

Last updated: 02/05/2011 10:00:00 AM

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Puddle of Mudd are this kind of four-member rock band, anthemic and arena-capable (but alt-sensible) whose singer (Wes) bumrushed Fred Durst with a demo and soon after became the first act signed to the Limp Bizkit leader's new label, Flawless. Right.

You probably should know that by now, and if not, well, now you do.

BIO INFO NOT ALL KILLER NO FILLER --

PUDDLE OF MUDD ARE...

Wesley Reid Scantlin: Lead singer, Guitarist.
BORN: St. Joseph, Missouri; RAISED: Kansas City, Missouri.
Douglas John Ardito: Bassist.
BORN: Concord, Massachusetts.
Paul James Phillips: Guitarist.
BORN: Brunswick, Georgia; RAISED: Jacksonville, Florida.
Greg David Upchurch: Drummer.
BORN: Houma, Louisiana; RAISED: Kingston, Oklahoma.

PUDDLE OF MUDD WERE...

“A construction worker, cook, dishwasher, oh God, weird stuff" (Wes)...
"A promising dishwasher who moved on to painting houses before playing in a band called Eleven and with Chris Cornell." (Greg)...
"A manager of a local record store." (Paul)...
“A troublemaker, accident prone grocery store bagger, jock, pizza delivery boy, bassist for Cellophane." (Doug)...

PUDDLE OF MUDD LIVES...

“On a tour bus”...

PUDDLE OF MUDD WEARS...

"Whatever's not wrinkled." (Greg)...
"Whatever smells the least." (Doug)...
"Real baggy things so the boys can hang loose downstairs." (Wes)...
"White Fruit Of The Loom t-shirts." (Paul)...

PUDDLE OF MUDD SMELLS…

”Like flowers all the time." (Doug)...
"Like a turtle's ______!" (Wes)...
"Like nothing really sweaty." (Paul)...
"It's a unique flavor. You can taste it." (Greg)...

PUDDLE OF MUDD LOVES...

“My dog Brando. He's a mutt, an Akita/Rotweiler/Chow mix." (Doug)...
"My son, Jordan. He's four years old and he's my best friend. For life." (Wes)...
"The ability to play drums. If I stop, guess what? Everybody's gotta stop! I love to have that power." (Greg)...
"My hand -- I mean my band!" (Paul)...

PUDDLE OF MUDD LOATHES...

"Waiting to get up and exit the airplane while everyone tries to get their bags out of overhead storage when I'm in the back row." (Doug)...
"Missing my son." (Wes)...
"L.A." (Paul)…

PUDDLE OF MUDD LISTENS...

"To Tom Waits. Queen. Radiohead. And of course a lot of Pantera. I like that new Clutch. I gotta say, though, I love Alice In Chains to get me hopped up before I play a show." (Greg)...
"To their mother." (Doug)...
"To whatever's playing on the stereo at the time." (Wes)...
"To punk rock and old metal." (Paul)...

PUDDLE OF MUDD READS...

”The articles -- but never looks at the pictures"...

PUDDLE OF MUDD KNOWS...

"There are millions of people out there who need us." (Greg)...
“Bo Diddley." (Wes)...
"How to put on a real rock show." (Paul)...
"How to get down." (Doug)...

PUDDLE OF MUDD WONDERS...

"Why we can't get cigarettes on our rider." (Greg)...

"Who took that dump on the bus in Kansas City that stunk it up for the rest of the tour." (Doug)...
"What you're doin' and where you are." (Wes)...

PUDDLE OF MUDD SOUNDS...

"Like real emotional rock’n’roll music that's hardcore, got a good backbone and everybody's gonna definitely hear for the way it is." (Wes)...
"Like darkness with fun and happiness, the way a lot of people feel." (Greg)...
"Like punk rock and metalbilly." (Paul)...
“Like an eclectic montage skewed by society, burdened within its own pain." (Doug)...

PUDDLE OF MUDD MEANS...

"The band that I play in, that's what it means. To me." (Greg)...
"Brothers." (Doug)...
"Complete ecstasy. And love. And allegiance. To the United States. And the world. As we know it. In space. And time." (Wes)...

FINALLY, PUDDLE OF MUDD SAYS...

“Only you can prevent forest fires." (Doug)...
"If anyone ever picks on you, go over to their house and knock 'em the f**k out!" (Wes)...
"Take better care of your teeth." (Greg)...
"Thank you Austin! And San Diego, and..." (Paul)...


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