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Not Just a Glam Fest After All...

Superstar Rockers Puddle of Mudd Play Rock Gone Wild 2009

ALGONA, IOWA (November 18, 2008) - Puddle of Mudd currently have two singles climbing the charts and the band continues to circle the globe promoting their new album Famous. Planets aligned, deals were struck and Puddle of Mudd will be main stage at Rock Gone Wild. The festival is slated for August 20-23, 2009 in Algona, Iowa.


The guys in Puddle of Mudd are hardened road warriors and quite at home playing in front of capacity crowds. From their breakout single "Blurry" to their most recent hit "We Don't Have to Look Back Now," the band is poised to reign supreme among the modern rock kings. Their addition to the Rock Gone Wild lineup adds a unique twist to the ever-expanding festival roster.


The Midwestern band formed in 1993 as the music world was hitting a height of change. A handful of songs and years later, the band made their major label debut and garnered a string of Top 40 hits. To date, Puddle of Mudd has sold more than seven million records worldwide. Wesley Scantlin, Doug Ardito, Christian Stone and Ryan Yerdon are Puddle of Mudd.


Rock Gone Wild is Iowa's preeminent music festival, featuring more than 50 bands on two stages over four debauchery-filled days. The festival is the only type of its kind in America to boast top music talent from four decades of hard rock. Music fans can experience Rock Gone Wild in three different ways: platinum, VIP or general admission seating. For a breakdown of all seating tiers and to purchase tickets, please visit Over the next few weeks, will become a virtual destination, complete with interactive contests and games as the countdown to Rock Gone Wild heats up.


Already announced bands include Skid Row, Kix, Great White, Dangerous Toys, Helix, Saigon Kick, Rhino Bucket and Junkyard. Visit or each Tuesday for a new band announcement.


Rock Gone Wild will take place at the FreedomPark festival grounds, located at 2507- 160th Avenue in Algona, Iowa.


If you build it, they will rock.




Reader Comments (6)

they r good
November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666
I like the add and hope they add a few more current Rock bands (Buckcherry, Siliva, Hinder, Charm City Devils come to mind)
November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
... um... no thank you...

Don't get me wrong, I do like some of their songs but I don't think they belong on this bill. Sounds like Rock Gone Wild is pulling in a "current" headliner to pull in more people.

I think they dilute the whole idea behind this festival.
November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterValentine
With the exception of Dangerous Toys (I have some wierd soft spot for Southern Glam), I never thought any of the bands listed above were 'all that'. In fact, even at 16, it was my opinion that they were a little *too* cheezy.

However, I love the thought after all of these years, those bands are still around. It's comforting in some strange way :P

One thing that baffles me tho...why are these festivals held in the middle of BFE in the middle part of the U.S. in some state where no band would usually play, and who the a: has the money to go to these shows now-a-days (expensive travel and lodging) and b: would travel all the way out there to see them? Remember all the sold-out hippy fests in the SF area in the 60s? Near a real town, and sold out :P

Sorry, I haven't finished my coffee yet!
November 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermissy
I'm not that familiar with Puddle of Mudd, other than their radio hits.

As for non-glam bands, I think a few newer bands will be a pleasant change of pace during the 4 days. I could handle 4 or 5 bands of these types mixed in over the 4 days. Just hopefully not as the headliners.
November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTodd
they don't seem to fit with the other bands at all. if that's the idea then they should have a mix of types of bands but 1 band that stands out in it's difference is unusual.
November 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdon

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