Rockers Puddle of Mudd Bring Chart Topping Hits To A Free show at The Rockyard at Fantasy Springs
Multi-platinum-selling rock band Puddle of Mudd will perform a FREE show at the Rock Yard at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Saturday, June 25 as part of the popular outdoor concert series. This show is coined “Rock Yard on Steroids.”
Formed in 1991, Puddle of Mudd has sold over seven million albums worldwide with Wes Scantlin providing lead vocals and rhythm guitar since the band’s inception. The origins of the band’s name came from the Missouri River flooding, damaging the band’s rehearsal space in Kansas City, Missouri.
Shortly after being discovered and signed by Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst, Puddle of Mudd released their major-label debut album “Come Clean,” in 2001. The album spawned the hit singles “Blurry,” “Control,” “Drift & Die” and “She Hates Me.” These hits propelled Puddle of Mudd to reach the No. 5 slot on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. This success led to the band hitting the road with Linkin Park, Stone Temple Pilots, and Staind. “Come Clean” reached triple platinum status in 2003.
The band’s subsequent album, “Life on Display” was released in 2003 and reached gold status. Puddle of Mudd went on to release “Famous” in 2007 and in 2009 they released “Vol. 4: Songs in the Key of Love and Hate. In 2011, they released an album of cover songs, entitled “Re:(disc)overed.”
Puddle of Mudd released, “Welcome To Galvania,” in 2019 via Pavement Entertainment. The album was produced by Cameron Webb (Alkaline Trio, Disturbed, Motorhead). The single “Uh Oh”, off of the album reached No. 9 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart. The song takes a look at Scantlin’s misadventures through a fun, humorous lens. Scantlin said, “Sometimes, you run into the wrong crowd. It sucks. But from negativity, you can always bring positivity, optimism, hope and joy.”
Bringing music to people from all walks of life has served as a major catalyst in helping Scantlin overcome his past struggles with addiction. The lastest album shows how Scantlin has been embracing this next chapter of his life with sobriety.
“Once a songwriter, always a songwriter,” said Scantlin. “You can never put down the instruments. You have to focus on the creation of amazing music. You might be able to touch people’s souls and possibly even save them from disaster. You can enlighten them and bring more love to their lives. This is just the beginning. I have a lot more rock ‘n’ roll in me to share with the world.”
Puddle of Mudd is excited to head back into the studio in early 2022 to start working on their next full-length album.
Free live music kicks off at the Rock Yard every Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Beer and fun drink specials that are often themed to the bands that are performing are offered weekly. Must be 18 years or older to rock out.