“Volume 4: Songs In The Key Of Love & Hate”, the new album from Puddle of Mudd, debuts on December 8th. With three successful albums under their belt Puddle of Mudd has made a career out of being the underdog. Constantly flying under the radar and consistently releasing gold and platinum selling albums it’s hard to understand why the band doesn’t create more of a stir among the media but the people that count still know their name and that’s the fans.
With their no frills, no cares approach to music the band leaves the pretense and the ego to those that lie in their wake and lets their music do the talking for them, a recipe that many could learn from.
In addition, the new album marks the return of two very important elements – guitarist Paul Phillips, who immediately fell comfortably right back into the swing of things, and producer John Kurzweg whom the band had worked with on their first two albums.
With the first single Spaceship currently taking off the band has just announced a North American tour with Shinedown and Skillet in support of their new album. Drummer Ryan Yerdon took some time to talk to us about the new album, the writing process and all things POM.
Interviewed by: Mary Ouellette | December 2009