‘We are excited to perform in India’
Popular American alt rock band Puddle of Mudd gets candid about their first tour in India
They were supposed to come early this year, but due to “unavoidable circumstances”, popular American alt rock band, Puddle Of Mudd, is finally in India for its six-city tour of the country. The Psycho hitmakers will be performing in Delhi at the Hard Rock Café on Sunday. The band’s frontman and founder Wes Scantlin spoke to us over the phone. He spoke about making music, the band’s excitement to play in India and more. Excerpts from the interview:
You are finally perfoming in India after it got postponed for six months. How excited are you about your performance here?
I was really upset when it (the tour) got postponed. But the circumstances were such that it had to be postponed. Now that we are here, I am really excited to perform. I believe that only few musicians get a chance to perform in India. I am glad that the wheel of fortune was in our favour.
In the past, rock bands such as Led Zeppelin and Beatles have spoken about their love for Indian classical music. Are you a fan of this genre of music as well?
I think classical music is composed with a lot of dedication and passion. It’s mesmerising. The percussion, the drum patterns are really intriguing as well. As a musician, I really love listening to music that’s different from what we usually listen to or play. Indian music is very unique in its own way and that’s why I guess people love listening to it!
Does it bother you that people sometimes only know you for the hit song, She Hates Me?
Oh no, absolutely not! I am in fact flattered by it. I wrote that song a long time back and when I was in that zone, I felt that way. The funny part is that now she hates me even more (laughs)! Our son recently turned 18 and I am so happy. You know why? I don’t have to pay for child support anymore!
I believe that only a few musicians get to perform in India. I am glad that the wheel of fortune was in our favour Wes Scantlin, band’s frontman