PUDDLE OF MUDD’s WES SCANTLIN: ‘I Was Trying To Sing Like CHRIS CORNELL’

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During a recent appearance on “Wired In The Empire,” PUDDLE OF MUDD frontman Wes Scantlin was asked to name his favorite band of the so-called “Flannel Five”: NIRVANASTONE TEMPLE PILOTSALICE IN CHAINSSOUNDGARDEN and PEARL JAM.

“I’m gonna go SOUNDGARDEN on that, dude,” Wes responded. “They just shred, man; those guys are just amazing. I seriously walk in circles before I go into the studio trying to kind of get a vibe and sing a little bit like Chris Cornell. But he’s got a really insane voice.

“All of [those bands] are all wonderful artists and just simplified music, in my opinion. And God bless Eddie Van Halen. I appreciate and I celebrate his life, but I could not play any of the solos that Eddie Van Halen did. I still can’t.”

PUDDLE OF MUDD‘s latest album, Welcome To Galvania, was released in 2019 via Pavement Entertainment.

This past April, Scantlin performed a cover of NIRVANA song “About A Girl,” on SiriusXM, which went viral mostly due to Wes’ terrible vocal performance.

After being slammed by fans for ruining NIRVANA classic, Scantlin was quick with his response, issuing following message on Instagram: “Rise above others who try and take you down… I’m at my BEST NOW… and that’s all that matters,” he wrote. “I pray for all of you because we care. Jealousy is toxic, and toxic people are a waste of time. We walk away with nothing but a SMILE”