What They Be Doin’ Now? Puddle Of Mudd

Everybody knows at least one song from Puddle Of Mudd. It could be “Blurry,” or “Drift And Die,” or “Control,” or the one that everybody actually knows by them, “She Hates Me.”

The band formed in 1991, put out a couple of minor label albums, was discovered by Fred Durst, and then put out their major label debut album “Come Clean” in 2001.

That’s it. It took them 10 years to get famous, and then they dropped off the face of the earth.

JUST KIDDING! They went through a shit ton of member changes, got caught lip syncing multiple times, pissed off Fred Durst, shut down their Facebook page, stopped tweeting… Oh man, shit got real. Let’s go into more detail.

For whatever reason, the lead singer decided he was going to get trashed and not sing at several shows, so that’s what he did. Fans were pissed, they boo’d, they walked out, they were reimbursed for their tickets by the record company. The reason nobody ever really heard about this like everyone heard about Milli Vanilli and Ashlee Simpson is, nobody gives a shit about Puddle Of Mudd.

He probably started drinking heavily after “Come Clean” because nobody cared about them after that album. Their follow ups didn’t sell well at all. Instead of plowing through it, they fell down and never really got back up. I strongly urge all of you reading this to check out their Wikipedia page. Even if you don’t give a shit about the band, just read that to see what a complete collapse is. It’s almost hysterical. I laughed.

Because there’s really no good questions to ask a band that’s failing, all interviews included a question about their relationship with Fred Durst, so the singer flipped out in an interview and said, “He doesn’t write our songs, he doesn’t produce our songs, he doesn’t do anything for us. He doesn’t do our videos anymore. He doesn’t do anything for this band. I don’t know what he’s doing, I don’t know what the guy’s like. All I know is that he’s like Mr. Hollywood guy, Mr. Celebrity. Like, ‘I don’t hang out with anybody except Hollywood celebrities’. Every single fucking interview I’ve ever fucking done, I get asked about that fucking guy…” He added, “And for me to do interviews all the time and be asked about this certain individual… People think he writes music with me or something. He does not do that. I just don’t get it. We have nothing in common. He doesn’t even call us, he has his assistant call us to congratulate us on our record. Yeah, that’s how pathetic he is.”

HA! What a fuck.

I’m sure it doesn’t help that they have new members every other Thursday. They’ve had so many members, you can’t count them all on two hands. That doesn’t sound like they’re doing well, does it?

They toured with some other bands in 2016 and probably sucked. Apparently they’ve been working on a new album for the last couple years, but again, nobody gives a shit, even though whatever they record will most likely be used during a WWE PPV, since the WWE loves them for some reason.

So uh, there you go, I guess. She hates them, just like everybody else.


About Matt Roberts

I am an author of horror and things near it. I enjoy nightmares and bad B horror flicks.
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