Puddle of Mudd has now released their new album, Re:(disc)overed, available now on iTunes. The album features classic rock covers such as AC/DC’s “TNT,” Steve Miller’s “The Joker,” Elton John’s “Rocket Man,” the Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty duet “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (which Puddle Of Mudd recorded with BC Jean), Neil Young’s “Old Man,” and the first single, “Gimmie Shelter.” The album is currently streaming in it’s entirety on the Monster Energy Drink Facebook Page.
Puddle of Mudd is currently in the midst of the Rock Allegiance Tour. Fans can see the full list of tour dates as well as purchase tickets over at http://rockallegiance.com/dates. For more information on Puddle of Mudd, check out the band’s official site, www.puddleofmudd.com, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages.
Make sure to pick up a copy of Re:(disc)overed on iTunes now!
Puddle of Mudd is preparing to get back on the front lines of Rock N Roll, joining the Rock Allegiance Tour in support of their upcoming new album, Re:(Disc)overed coming out on August 30th. To celebrate the tour and the album, the band is teaming up with Hard Rock Hideout to give 2 grand prize winners an acoustic Gibson Epiphone guitar signed by the entire band. The band is also giving away prize packs and signed albums to runner up winners.
Puddle of Mudd will join Buckcherry, Papa Roach, P.O.D and more for the Rock Allegiance Tour which kicks off in Grand Prairie, TX on August 24th. For information on tour dates and purchasing tickets, be sure to check out www.rockallegiance.com/dates. Enter now for your chance to win a signed guitar and other prizing, and visit PuddleofMudd.com for more info on Puddle of Mudd and their upcoming album in stores August 30th.
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Puddle Of Mudd’s version of The Rolling Stones classic “Gimme Shelter” is the first single from their forthcoming album, Re:(disc)overed. The track is currently streaming on SoundCloud and is available for purchase on iTunes. The band’s new album, Re:(disc)overed, lands on August 30th but is available for pre-order on Amazon now. For this release, Puddle Of Mudd dig back into their own past for the songs that turned them on to becoming musicians in the first place.
Re:(disc)overed includes such classics as AC/DC’s “TNT,” Steve Miller’s “The Joker,” Elton John’s “Rocket Man,” the Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty duet “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (which Puddle Of Mudd recorded with BC Jean), Neil Young’s “Old Man,” and of course the first single, “Gimmie Shelter.” The album finds Puddle Of Mudd tackling classic rock songs as only they know how.
“Our goal in interpreting these songs was to pay more tribute rather than reinvent,” Phillips added. “These are all classics that are perfect in every sense, so who are we to mess with that? We just wanted to represent them in their true form and add a little of our sound to them. We cut everything with very few takes and tried to keep it very live like those old seventies records. We didn’t want to Pro Tool the hell out of it.”
Puddle Of Mudd will take part in the Rock Allegiance Tour kicks off August 24th in Grand Prairie, TX. Fans can see the full list of tour dates as well as purchase tickets over at http://rockallegiance.com/dates.
For more information on Puddle of Mudd, make sure to check out the band’s official site, www.puddleofmudd.com, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages. Make sure to catch the band live this summer on the entire Rock Allegiance Tour.
Track Listing For Re:(disc)overed
01. Gimme Shelter
02. Old Man
04. Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around
05. The Joker
06. Everybody Wants You
07. Rocket Man
08. All Right Now
09. Shooting Star
10. D’yer Maker
11. Funk #49
I love when opening acts are so fantastic that I want to run out and buy their music at the merchandise stand. Such was the case with Royal Bliss, a band that I did not know existed prior to seeing them open for Puddle of Mudd at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. After their blistering opening performance, I will be paying more attention to the band.
When Royal Bliss took the stage, I was willing to give them a chance, as I am with any opening act I see. However, I couldn’t help thinking that the lead singer was out of shape and that there was no way this band was going to be good. Boy, am I glad that Royal Bliss proved me wrong. Lead singer, Neal Middleton not only energized the crowd with his amazing front man abilities, but the man can also sing his ass off!
Middleton won over the crowd from the first song. As the Royal Bliss set went on, he got the crowd signing along. It was quite a moment and as an opening act, Royal Bliss was astonishing. If you get the opportunity to see them live, I highly recommend that you take advantage of it. You will not be disappointed.
Rev Theory was out next and I was looking forward to seeing their performance. I like the band and had never witnessed them in concert, so my expectations were high, but perhaps a little higher than they should have been.
Lead singer Rich Luzzi, who hails from New Jersey, burst onto the stage, guns-a-blazing. He was looking to whip his hometown crowd up immediately. There was only one problem. His microphone was not working too well. The vocals were hard to hear and the rest of the band did not seem to bring as much passion as Luzzi did.
Rev Theory’s set was pretty weak, which was a disappointment, because I really wanted to like their live act. Yet, between poor sound, and Luzzi’s voice appearing to be road weary, the band just couldn’t get me excited. However, that doesn’t mean the rest of the crowd wasn’t excited, because they were. The New Jersey fans loved Rev Theory and when the band kicked into “Hell Yeah,” from 2007’s Light It Up, the ballroom went bananas.
After Rev Theory, it was time for the purpose of the evening. Puddle Of Mudd performing two sets, with the first being a set of covers. When the lights went down, I leapt to my feet and roared. I was excited to see what this band could bring live. Knowing their first batch of songs were covers found me ripe with anticipation. What cover songs would they perform? How would they sound?
The band started the night with The Rolling Stones “Gimme Shelter” which is not an easy song to cover. Armed with additional musicians to compliment the core players from Puddle Of Mudd, the full band did an exceptional job on their rendition of the Stones classic. I was singing along like it was a Puddle of Mudd original. It was quite impressive how well the band performed “Gimme Shelter.”
The covers set was a quick one, totaling seven songs in all. And while there were plenty of high notes, there were also some lows. The biggest low of the night was backup singer, Tyra Juliette. It was hard for me to identify the purpose that she served other than being the second vocalist on “Stop Dragging My Heart Around.” Juliette did not sing well and overall, Puddle Of Mudd’s rendition of the Tom Petty classic was pretty sour.
The band closed their covers set with the Elton John classic, “Rocket Man,” and when Wes Scantlin introduced the song, I was uncertain. I did not think that the band was going to do the song justice. They proved me wrong, however, and closed the first set in style. Their version of “Rocket Man” was amazing and just might be worth buying their covers album for. I was thoroughly impressed.
The second set, the set of hits, kicked off with “Out Of My Head” from the band’s debut album. Hit after hit would follow including “Control,” “Away From Me,” “Famous” and “Psycho.” While the second set was short, it was jam packed with some of the best cuts from Puddle Of Mudd’s history.
Guitarist Paul Phillips was incredible on lead guitar. He looked great and played even better. His solos were spot on and his ability to work the crowd was stellar. I’ve always felt that he’s a bit underrated and after seeing his live performance, I know that he is. He was absolutely sensational.
Wes Scantlin did a great job on lead vocals, and left most of the guitar work to Phillips and Dizzi Devereux. While he did play guitar on a few songs, Scantlin is focusing mostly on being the band’s lead singer these days. Scantlin sounded just like he does on the record. His voice was crisp and sharp and he nailed every song that was performed during the second set.
The band closed the second set with their massive hit, “Psycho” which drove fans over the edge. The entire floor was jumping up and down during that performance and it’s a wonder the floor didn’t collapse. The crowd was into it and so was the band. “Psycho” made for the moment of the night.
The expected encore consisted of “She Hates Me” and an amazing version of “Blurry” that everyone in the building sang at the top of their lungs. After that, the night was over. While I was a bit disappointed in the length of the show, I am willing to forgive the band because I left the Starland Ballroom happy. Sure, I would liked to have heard some more Puddle Of Mudd songs, but their willingness to take a chance on the two set format scored them high marks.
Puddle of Mudd’s Setlist
SET ONE (Re:(disc)overed Cover Set)
Gimme Shelter, Shooting Star, Stop Dragging My Heart Around, T.N.T., Old Man, The Joker, Rocket Man
Out Of My Head, Control, Stoned, Away From Me, Drift And Die, Famous, Psycho
She Hates Me, Blurry
Puddle of Mudd’s new cover album, Re:(disc)overed will be released August 30th. You can pre-order it here!
EPICENTER—Southern California’s Rock Festival
SET FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
AT VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATER IN IRVINE, CA
INE-UP FEATURES HEADLINERS LIMP BIZKIT,
ALONG WITH STAIND, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, PAPA ROACH,
BUCKCHERRY, P.O.D. AND MORE
EPICENTER–Southern California’s Rock Festival–is set for Saturday, September 24 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA. The day-long rock festival will feature headliners Limp Bizkit in their first Southern California show in over a decade and their first American live performance of 2011.
“Limp Bizkit is back, more dangerous and contagious than ever with our original lineup, NEW album Gold Cobra, and EPICENTER to take your rock and roll fantasy past the extreme,” says Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit. “I promise this will be a party you do NOT want to miss. EPICENTER will be our first and only Southern California shindig. And fellas, don’t be mad that EPICENTER will be filled with women…that’s how we roll.”
EPICENTER will feature 12 hours of rock music with performances from over a dozen bands on two stages, including: Limp Bizkit, Staind, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, P.O.D., Puddle Of Mudd, Asking Alexandria, Skillet, Redlight King, Middle Class Rut and Drive A.
“EPICENTER IS Southern California’s Rock Festival,” says Gary Spivack, co-executive producer of the event for Right Arm Entertainment. “With our partners at Live Nation and Monster Energy we are now able to give Southern California rock fans what they want…a ROCK festival to call their own. From the opening band all the way through Limp Bizkit‘s first area show in a decade, EPICENTER will be a non-stop day of amazing entertainment.”
“I’m excited about our partnership with Right Arm Entertainment,” says Rich Best, Senior Vice President of Booking for Live Nation/So-Cal. “After just two years, EPICENTER is now known as one of the major festivals of the summer concert season. Credibility with the audience is everything, and with EPICENTER, rock fans know they are going to get a killer lineup at a great value. We can’t wait to get started on the 2011 edition. “
EPICENTER ticket prices start as low as $20.00. Tickets go on sale Saturday, June 25 at all Ticketmaster outlets and www.LiveNation.com. Go to www.EpicenterFestival.com and www.Facebook.com/epicenterfestival for all show information.
EPICENTER is presented by Right Arm Entertainment (creators of Columbus, Ohio’s annual Rock On The Range, which this year celebrated its fifth anniversary, and Carolina Rebellion in Charlotte, NC), Live Nation and Monster Energy. Additional sponsors include Gibson and Ubisoft.
A Brand New Puddle Of Mudd song titled “Shook Up The World” was recorded for Team USA and the 2010 Winter Olympics. The music, which will debut on the opening day of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, will offer inspirational songs for Team USA, sports and music fans across the country. The proceeds from tracks purchased during the Olympic Games (Feb 12 to 28) will benefit Team USA!
“Being a part of this collection of great artists in support of Team USA is inspiring. But the greatest reward is knowing that our contribution will help athletes achieve their dreams of Olympic Gold now, and into the future,” said Wes Scantlin. “Here’s to all Team USA athletes who will shake up the world with their performances at the Winter Games in Vancouver!”
Visit the bands official site more information and a full list of current tour dates with Shinedown and Skillet!
Puddle Of Mudd gave an intimate performance of their hit single “Spaceship” last night at a private event in NYC. Video footage from the concert is now available to view online across Clear Channel Rock, Active Rock, and Alternative station websites! For a full list of station sites click here, or watch the performance directly right now at this link or in the Stripped widget below!
Pick up Puddle Of Mudd’s latest album, Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love and Hate, and stop by their official MySpace to view a full list of current tour dates with Shinedown and Skillet.
Puddle of Mudd stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday night to give a special performance of their hit single, “Spaceship,” off of their recently released album Volume 4: Song in the Key of Love & Hate, in-stores now. The heavy rockers gave an energy packed performance to the screaming audience and closed the show with their smash hit “Drift & Die,” from their debut album Come Clean.
Check out Puddle of Mudd’s new video, “Spaceship” below. Their new album, Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate is in stores now.
Following the announcement of their forthcoming December 8th album release and the premiere of their new single “Spaceship,” rockers Puddle of Mudd have unveiled the cover to the highly anticipated Volume 4: Songs In The Key Of Love & Hate. Volume 4 delivers the same savvy lyrics that fans have come to expect since the band’s multi-platinum debut, Come Clean, weaving subtle innuendo and not-so-subtle lyrical wordplay around vocal hooks so thick they even seem to make life’s more sour realities easier to swallow.
“Spaceship,” the Brian Howes- (Hinder, and most recent POM album Famous) produced lead single off the new album, is now available for purchase at digital retailers. Visit PuddleOfMudd.com for more information including new tour dates and grab the track on iTunes today.
Puddle of Mudd currently have two singles climbing the charts and the band continues to circle the globe promoting their new album Famous. Planets aligned, deals were struck and Puddle of Mudd will be main stage at Rock Gone Wild. The festival is slated for August 20-23, 2009 in Algona, Iowa.
The guys in Puddle of Mudd are hardened road warriors and quite at home playing in front of capacity crowds. From their breakout single “Blurry” to their most recent hit “We Don’t Have to Look Back Now,” the band is poised to reign supreme among the modern rock kings. Their addition to the Rock Gone Wild lineup adds a unique twist to the ever-expanding festival roster.
The Midwestern band formed in 1993 as the music world was hitting a height of change. A handful of songs and years later, the band made their major label debut and garnered a string of Top 40 hits. To date, Puddle of Mudd has sold more than seven million records worldwide. Wesley Scantlin, Doug Ardito, Christian Stone and Ryan Yerdon are Puddle of Mudd.
Rock Gone Wild is Iowa’s preeminent music festival, featuring more than 50 bands on two stages over four debauchery-filled days. The festival is the only type of its kind in America to boast top music talent from four decades of hard rock.
Music fans can experience Rock Gone Wild in three different ways: platinum, VIP or general admission seating. For a breakdown of all seating tiers and to purchase tickets, please visit www.rockgonewild.com. Over the next few weeks,www.rockgonewild.com will become a virtual destination, complete with interactive contests and games as the countdown to Rock Gone Wild heats up.
Already announced bands include Skid Row, Kix, Great White, Dangerous Toys, Helix, Saigon Kick, Rhino Bucket and Junkyard. Visit www.rockgonewild.com or www.anatomyofafestival.wordpress.com each Tuesday for a new band announcement.
Rock Gone Wild will take place at the Freedom Park festival grounds, located at 2507- 160th Avenue in Algona, Iowa.
If you build it, they will rock.
Rock now. Rock on. Rock wild.
Fans of Pop Evil joined forces across the country at the premier of the highly anticipated film Dark Knight to spread the word about the band’s debut album Lipstick On The Mirror that hits stores August 12th. Street team leaders across the country hit sold out cinemas with their Flip Cameras (these are the coolest things since the iPod – seriously) where they took video footage of their teams talking to people about the release and the special in-store promotion Pop Evil will be attending at the FYE store in Grandville, Michigan at 8pm on August 11th. You can see the footage shot from 12 cities across the country and also find the shows closest to your location from the information below:
Pop Evil Tour Dates w/Puddle Of Mudd:
8/7/08 The Ritz Detroit,MI
8/8/08 The Intersection w/ WGRD Grand Rapids, MI
8/9/08 The Whiskey Lounge Grand Rapids, MI
8/11/08 FYE retail in-store Pre release Grand Rapids, MI
8/14/08 Kentucky State Fair w/ POD Louisville, KY
8/16/08 Twin River Casino Lincoln, RI
8/17/08 Hampton Beach Casino Hampton Beach, NH
8/19/08 Fat Boys Watertown, NY
8/20/08 Penns Peak Jim Thorpe, PA
8/21/08 Rams Head Live Baltimore. MD
8/22/08 House of Blues Atlantic City, NJ
8/23/08 Club Cafe Pittsburgh, PA
8/26/08 Northern Lights Albany, NY
8/27/08 Magic City Music Hall Johnson, NY
8/28/08 West Shore Hardware Bar Harrisburg, PA
8/29/08 Planet Rock Battle Creek, MI
8/30/08 Taste Of Madison Madison, WI
9/04/08 Ecks Saloon Lakewood, CO
9/06/08 X-Fest WAMX Radio Huntington, WV
9/11/08 Allegan County Fair Allegan, MI
9/16/08 Amos’ Southend Charlotte, NC
9/17/08 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
Do you live within driving distance of Dayton, Ohio? Even if you don’t you may want to get ready for a road trip in September.
Check out this year’s lineup for the XFest 13!
Avenged Sevenfold, Buckcherry, Puddle of Mudd, Shinedown, Candlebox, 10 Years, Saving Abel, Five Finger Death Punch, Red, Black Tide
Tickets are only $30.00.
For more information, and to purchase tickets, go to this link: XFest 13 Tickets
The video below is a guitar solo by Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates at the XFest in 2006.
REV THEORY TEAMING UP WITH THE MALOOF BROTHERS FOR THE JUNE 10 RELEASE OF “LIGHT IT UP”
Rain Nightclub at Palms Resort and Casino to host June 12 party celebrating debut release from Maloof Music, the Maloof brothers new joint-venture with Interscope Records
The Maloof brothers have already established themselves as trendsetting moguls in the worlds of sports, food & beverages and banking. Next up? Rock music.
The June 10 on-sale of “Light It Up,” the sophomore effort from New York’s Rev Theory, will mark the inaugural release from Maloof Music, a joint venture between the famed businessmen and Interscope Records. To commemorate the relationship, the Maloof’s are hosting a party destined to return the “sin” to the words “hit single,” with Rev Theory taking over the luxurious Rain Nightclub at the Maloof’s Palms Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas.
The June 12 festivities – to be hosted by Las Vegas radio station KOMP 92.3 – will feature a performance by Rev Theory, a “Hottest Girl In Vegas” competition which will award three of the City of Sin’s finest with cash prizes and a featured role in the new video for the album’s title track and second single (which will be shot in Vegas in the coming weeks), and the usually bevy of special guests and decadent details that have made the Rain Nightclub and Palms Resort and Casino one of Las Vegas’ main attractions after dark, and well into the morning hours.
“We’re music buffs and music fans, and Rev Theory blew us away with their presence and power,” says Phil Maloof, who oversees Maloof Music, the latest venture from the family that reinvented the Las Vegas strip with the Palms, a full-service resort and casino complete with a state-of-the-art, $10.0 million recording studio that has hosted the likes of Michael Jackson, the Killers, and Panic At The Disco. The family’s other operations include (but are not limited to) the Sacramento Kings NBA franchise, the Sacramento Monarchs WNBA franchise, and western distribution rights to Coors and Miller products. “We can, and will, do a lot of ancillary marketing through the NBA, Miller, the casino, and all of our other avenues that we’ve found success with. That is where music is going, and we’re looking forward to taking it the next level.”
“Their first single, ‘Hell Yeah,’ and their next single, ‘Light It Up,’ are anthems that we know will continue to get played at sporting events for a long time to come, then they have the crossover songs, the great ballads that we know will have appeal at different radio formats,” echoes Tony Guanci, a partner in Maloof Music and a number of the family’s other ventures. “We try very hard not to be corporate, so that our products create more of a groundswell, and we expect to apply the same theories here that we do in all of our other businesses, one customer at a time. Rev Theory are the perfect band for us to partner with – The music is already there, once we open up our contacts and marketing machine, it’s only going to further the process and strengthen the momentum.”
Even before the June 10 release of the album via Interscope/DGC/Van Howes Records/Maloof Music/Idol Roc, lead single “Hell Yeah” continues to build momentum. The track has been chosen as the official theme song for the WWE’s “One Night Stand” Pay Per View June 1, and its video became the first video ever to be premiered on XBOX Life, which features more than 12.0 subscribers. The single will also be part of the soundtrack for EA Sports’ best-selling video game “Madden ’09,” which will be released Aug. 12.
“Light It Up” was produced by Brian Howes and Josh Abraham. Howes is most recently known for his work as producer and co-writer on Hinder’s triple-platinum “Extreme Behavior,” and also co-wrote on “American Idol” runner-up Chris Daughtry’s self-titled, quadruple-platinum debut. Abraham’s recent production projects include Linkin Park, Staind, Velvet Revolver and 30 Seconds To Mars.
Well-traveled road warriors, Rev Theory – Rich Luzzi, Julien Jorgensen, Dave Agoglia, Matt McCloskey and Rikky Lixx – will embark on an expansive two-month summer trek with Puddle of Mudd that kicks off July 5 in Des Moines, IA. Other notable summer appearances include a TV performance on CBS that is taped on July 11th at the first ever Maloof Money Cup (a skateboard festival in Orange County produced by the Maloof’s), as well as an August 9 performance at the Sturgis Bikefest, where the crowd is expected to top the 650,000 mark.