Puddle of Mudd released a live version of the Black Sabbath classic “War Pigs” when rockers led by Wes Scantlin headlined Oklahoma City’s second annual Honeymoon Rock Fest, a festival where couples wed on stage between the group performance.
The event took place over three days at the city’s Remington Park from March 18-20. Puddle of Mudd headlined the concert on Friday March 18 with fellow alternative rock bands Eve 6 and Fuel in support.
See fan-captured video of the Puddle of Mudd Sabbath cover towards the bottom of this article.
Scott Stapp conducted the day after Honeymoon Rock Fest on March 19 with Saliva and Saving Abel. Sugar Ray then closed the proceedings on March 20 with a little help from Candlebox and Everclear.
The event is held “to celebrate rock and love,” according to its website. “The founder, Leia, will marry Phillip on March 17 before the music festival,” he explains. “The couple, both musicians, wanted to celebrate this moment through music.”
Black Sabbath’s original “War Pigs” appears on the pioneering heavy metal band’s 1970 album, Paranoid. The song was released in August as the lead single from the effort. It has since become one of metal’s most recognizable songs.
Puddle of Mudd’s debut album Come clean up (featuring hits like “Blurry” and “She Hates Me”) turned 20 in 2021. See the band’s upcoming tour dates here.
Last year, Scantlin walked off the stage in Wisconsin after an argument over the lights in his eyes. An interview from around the same time led him to shoo away women who he says “keep you up too late” on tour.
Scantlin has a habit of walking offstage, like when he walked out of a show mid-song in Dallas in 2017 or when he scolded a sound person and walked off stage in Pennsylvania. the previous year. He then entered rehab and said he achieved about a year of sobriety in 2018. He has since returned with Puddle of Mudd’s first new album in a decade, in 2019. Welcome to Galvania.
“War Pigs” begins at 3:40 in the video below.