Puddle Of Mudd have slammed reports that they are puppets of Fred Durst after recent reports suggested that the Limp Bizkit frontman pulls all the strings in the band.
Speaking exclusively to a UK website, lead singer Wes Scantlin said “Some press have said that we are ‘rock’s very first boy band’ which is completely untrue. We’re a real rock ‘n’ roll band man! We write all of our own songs, we play all of our own instruments, nobody writes our songs for us and whoever said that can just kiss my skinny ass.”
Puddle Of Mudd became the first band to be signed by Fred Durst to his own Flawless label after Wes bluffed his way backstage at a Bizkit gig and gave Fred a demo tape of his own songs.
Fred then promptly helped Wes to recruit the rest of the band and the Limp Bizkit singer soon produced Puddle Of Mudd’s debut album ‘Come Clean’, as well as directing a number of videos.
Puddle Of Mudd release ‘Blurry’ from the ‘Come Clean’ album come 27th of May in the UK. The band are supporting Korn on a tour across the US this summer, but they are back in the UK over the August Bank Holiday for the Carling Weekender.