PUDDLE OF MUDD frontman Wes Scantlin, who previously credited God with saving his life, spoke to Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 about the importance of faith in his life. He said (hear audio below): "God is real, believe me. I have prayed to God my whole life and basically thank him for anything and everything that happens, and ask him for a little favor, and actually say, 'I'm with you too, God. I'm on your team.' I appreciate everything that's happened in my life."
After the arrival of 2009's "Volume 4: Songs In The Key Of Love And Hate", Scantlin endured his share of issues with both substance abuse and the legal system. In 2018, Scantlin said that he finally got his life together after years of legal troubles, canceled or disrupted shows and arrests for disorderly or drunken behavior.
Last year, Scantlin told U.K.'s Kerrang! magazine that God got him through being incarcerated. "God's always been here for me the entire time," he said. "I just got done praying for the day, and I'm pretty sure that he probably just put me there. I was trying to escape from a bunch of really whack-ass, freaky-deaky people, and I think He was just, 'Hey, I'll do this for you and you can get away from everybody like that for the rest of your life.' So I'm blessed by God for having to endure that kind of incarceration, which is mind-blowing and crazy, but it's obviously helped me get to another chapter in my life which is filled with love and positivity and joy and happiness."
According to Wes, he never lost faith in God or cursed him out when he was going through the bad times.
"I would never curse God," he explained. "You don't want to do that, because he's pretty awesome. So I never did that. I just thanked him every day for the struggles that I was going through and I thank him for everything that's ever happened in my life. I thank him a bunch and thank him a bunch and then throw in a little, 'Maybe you could make this happen…' for some happiness in my life."
PUDDLE OF MUDD's first studio album in ten years, "Welcome To Galvania", was released in September 2019 via Pavement Entertainment.
PUDDLE OF MUDD broke into the mainstream with 2001's "Come Clean", which yielded three hits — "Control", "Blurry" and "She Hates Me".