PUDDLE OF MUDD's WES SCANTLIN Has Been Working On New Music 'Every Day' During Pandemic
April 21, 2022
PUDDLE OF MUDD frontman Wes Scantlin has confirmed to Montana radio DJ Willy Tyler that he and his bandmates have been working on the material for the follow-up to 2019's "Welcome To Galvania" album. "I wrote basically every day [during the pandemic], and I'm still doing that," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "It was kind of, like, 'Wow, this really sucks, but it's really kind of cool almost that I get this much time to express my artistic [creativity].' It was a double-edged sword."
According to Scantlin, he has "plenty" of new music ready to be recorded. "And I've been working in the studio for the last month, month and a half," he said. "And I'm getting ready to get back in there and start doing it again. I've taken little breaks — just little weekends."
Scantlin's latest comments come five months after he made headlines when he walked offstage midconcert at the EPIC Event Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin after complaining about the venue's lights.
Wes had almost non-stop problems with the law, alcohol, finances and other issues, before claiming to have gotten sober in 2017. Scantlin said that he ended up going back to rehab and receiving treatment "because there's really nowhere else to go." He also credited his family and fans for giving him the strength to try to get better.
Scantlin was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in September 2017 after he attempted to board a plane with a BB gun. He pleaded no contest and was banned from LAX unless it involved traveling for work.
Before that, there have been a few tumultuous years for the singer and guitarist. In January of 2016, he was arrested on suspicion of breaking into his former home and vandalizing some of the property.
He skipped two court dates related to the charges later that spring, which led to another arrest.
Prior to that, Scantlin was arrested in December 2015 for possession of a controlled substance and had several previous busts that same year for driving under the influence.
Additionally, he was arrested at a Denver airport in 2015 for taking a joyride on a baggage carousel and taken into custody as far back as 2012 for an altercation with a flight attendant.
He also ended a number of PUDDLE OF MUDD shows in 2016 early with various meltdowns, including one in which he accused a fan of stealing his house
PUDDLE OF MUDD was formed in 1991 in Kansas City by Scantlin, the only original member still with the band. The group into the mainstream with 2001's "Come Clean", which yielded three hits — "Control", "Blurry" and "She Hates Me".
"Welcome To Galvania" was released via Pavement Entertainment.
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