Puddle of Mudd was formed on September 13, 1991, in Kansas City by Wes Scantlin (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Jimmy Allen (lead guitar), Sean Sammon (bass), and Kenny Burkitt (drums). According to Scantlin, the band name was inspired by practicing next to the Missouri river levee, which always inundated the band’s practice space, but never ruined their equipment since they were on the second floor. In order to get to their practice space, the band “had to walk through a pile of shit.” The group’s first album, Stuck, was released in 1994 on V&R Records. Their major-label debut Come Clean has sold over five million copies. They have released two independent and four major label albums, with their latest being Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate in December 2009, and their most recent compilation album being re:(disc)overed, released in August 2011.