Finally, the day I’ve long awaited has arrived. The day where I finally have an opportunity to share with you the wealth of sonic and visual hilarity found in the 2009 video for “Spaceship” by Puddle of Mudd — yes, they’re still a band. If this clip isn’t already in the horrible video hall of fame alongside the one for Attack Attack!’s “Stick Stickly,” it really should be. You’re gonna LOL.
Having run down the clock their unforgivable 15 minutes of fame more than five years ago, active-rock footnote Wes Scantlin and his Mud(d) people have apparently settled comfortably into has-been status. Luckily for them and their kind, they once again have a home in Nashville: Lower Broad’s perennial state fair staging ground, The Wildhorse Saloon — which was hit rather hard by the Nashville flood — has announced that they will re-open Friday, June 4, with a concert featuring Puddle — oh, the irony — of Mudd and Saliva. Yes, they’re still a band too.
Other names appearing on the re-birthed Wildhorse’s summer calendar include Darius Rucker, The Nuge(!), Hanson and Michael Bolton — with special guests Sam & Ruby. Visit the club's official site for more info or to buy Puddle of Mudd tickets. For only $60 you can see if Wes Scantlin likes the way YOU slap his ass, as that’s the cost to both meet AND greet the band. Don’t forget to wear your baseball cap backwards!
On a serious note: Glad to see Horse ridin’ Wild once again. Take that, nature.