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Wes Scantlin of Puddle Of Mudd talks to Marshall of Rock


Wes Scantlin of Puddle Of Mudd talks to Marshall of Rock

I had a chance to sit down and chat with Wes Scantlin of Puddle Of Mudd prior to their gig at The Ranch in San Miguel, California on October 24 and despite his past brushes with TMZ and his neighbor, he is nothing but positive when it come to making new music and getting back out on the road. Getting his "road legs" back under him as this was just the fifth gig on a tour that carries the band until right before Christmas, we chat about his hometown Kansas City Royals playing in the World Series, getting his start musically in K.C., how the band got their name, the Fred Durst connection, playing with Jimmy Page, the band's new single and upcoming album, Rachel Hunter, Elvis' pool, performing enhancing drugs, who's the biggest asshole in the music biz and more. Listen to it all below.

Puddle of Mudd recently released a surprise new single, “Piece of the Action” via iTunes. This is the first new music from the band since 2011, and dropped at the same time fall tour dates were announced. Get it here: and the band are also working through more than forty songs for a full-length album release next year, which Wes says will be titled 'Powerchord.'

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Oct. 31 - Louisville, KY - Phoenix Hill Tavern
Nov. 1 - Watseka, IL- Watseka Theater
Nov. 6 - Cape Coral, FL - Dixie Roadhouse
Nov. 7 - New Smyrna Beach, FL - Pub 44
Nov. 8 - Orlando, FL - Central Florida Fairgrounds
Nov. 9 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
Nov. 12 - Huntsville, AL - 11th Frame Live
Nov. 13 - Meridian, MS - Rhythm & Brews
Nov. 14 - Birmingham, AL - Iron Horse
Nov. 15 - Clarksville, TN - Warehouse
Nov. 21 - Houston, TX - BFE Rock Club
Nov. 22 - San Leon, TX - 18th Street Pier Bar & Grill
Nov. 23 - New Orleans, LA - Southport Music Hall
Nov. 28 - Toronto, Canada - Mansion Nightclub
Nov. 29 - Toronto, Canada - The Rockpile
Dec. 6 - Juarez, Mexico - E4 Festival
Dec. 11 - Manchester, NH- Jewel Night
Dec. 12 - Lawrence, MA - The Claddagh Pub
Dec. 13 - Stafford Springs, CT - Palace Theater
Dec. 19 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Dec. 20 - Portland, OR - Bossanova Ballroom

Special thanks to Deborah Brosseau of Spinner PR



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Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin arrested for alledgedly becoming drunkeningly combative on flight

by on Sep.04, 2012, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin arrested for alledgedly becoming drunkeningly combative on flight

Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin was arrested today for allegedly becoming drunkenly combative with a flight attendant while on a flight in route to Los Angeles, according to A rep for the Austin PD told TMZ that Scantlin got into a verbal argument with a flight attendant over alcohol. It's not know exactly what provoked the argument, but a source with airport security said that Scantlin was upset because the flight crew wouldn't sell him any more booze.

The flight bound for L.A. was re-routed to Bergstrom International Airport in Austin for an emergency stop, where Scantlin was removed from the plane and then arrested and booked for public intoxication. In addition, he may face federal charges of interfering with a flight crew.

Scantlin has had a rough time of late, with a bad breakup of his marriage earlier this year and pleading "guilty" to felony cocaine possession in July. The judge in the cocaine possession case agreed to clear his record in 18 months as long as Scantlin obeyed all laws, which he may have just violated. We'll see how this plays out, but now there is a possibility that Scantlin could face prison time for the cocaine charge, as well as for public intoxication and interfering with a flight crew.

I saw Puddle of Mudd in concert this summer and I have to say it was the most disapointing show I have witnessed in quite some time. I will preface this statement once again stating that I am a fan of Puddle of Mudd's music and I wish Wes the best in his life battles, but he lip-synced and sang to track in the concert and it was just plain sad. He was nice to me and my family, but couldn't seem to put down his beer, and seemed to be under the influence of something other than alcohol. It looked to me that the music biz had beat him down pretty good and he was just hanging on by a thread. We wish you well Wes.

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