Puddle of Mudd is an American post-grunge band from Kansas City, Missouri. To date the band has sold over seven million albums, and have had a string of No. 1 mainstream rock singles in the United States. Their major-label debut Come Clean has sold over five million copies. They have released two independent and four major albums, with their latest being Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate in December 2009, and their latest compilation album being re:(disc)overed, released in August 2011
Early years (1992–2000)
Puddle of Mudd was formed on September 13, 1991 in Kansas City by Wes Scantlin (vocals/rhythm guitar). According to Wes Scantlin, the band name was inspired by practicing next to the Missouri river levy which always inundated the band’s practice space, but never ruined their equipment since they were on the second floor. In order to get to their practice space, the band “had to walk through a pile of shit.” The group’s first album, Stuck, was released in 1994 on V&R Records. The album was produced by the band and E.J. Rose, and was recorded at Red House Studio in Lawrence, Kansas. It spawned two radio singles (the first was “You Don’t Know”, the second “Drift and Die”).
On July 11, 2014 it was announced on the Puddle of Mudd Facebook page that a new album will be released “Very Soon….”.
On September 21, 2014 a new non-album single was released titled “Piece of the Action”, though it was not announced by Puddle of Mudd until September 30, 2014.