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: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/piece-of-the-action-single/id923203773.Wes 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