Band: Puddle Of Mudd
Gear: SVT-4PRO, SVT-810E
In 1998 Doug Ardito was an intern at Interscope Records in L.A. when he got the call to play bass for a new post-grunge band being built around Puddle of Mudd vocalist Wes Scantlin. On the strength of a demo, Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst helped assemble POM and got them in the studio to record their 2001 major label debut, Come Clean. It was an overnight success. The singles “Control,” “Drift & Die,” “She Hates Me” and “Blurry” became #1 US Mainstream chart hits, pushing sales of the album to five million worldwide. With 2003’s autobiographical Life On Display, Puddle of Mudd hit Number 1 again, led by the weighted ballad, “Away From Me,” which remains in recurrent rotation on US rock radio.
Though he may not want to admit it, Ardito’s other claim to fame is that he played bass on Vanilla Ice’s Hard To Swallowalbum.