Exclusive: Puddle of Mudd Play the Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter”

Hard rockers Puddle of Mudd will be releasing an album of cover songs titled re:(disc)overed, on August 30. In anticipation, the group is premiering their cover of the Rolling Stones’ classic “Gimme Shelter” right here. Lead guitarist Paul Phillips fills us in on the song below. Let us know what you think of the song in the comments.

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REVOLVER When did you first hear this song?
PAUL PHILLIPS
Not sure of the exact age, but it was very young. This song is a classic that has been with us for years and still holds up.

Why did you guys decide to cover it?
We knew that we wanted to do a Stones song and we had several on our possible list, but this one just stood out. That intro is so haunting and the chorus is so massive, with the female singer working off of Jagger. The female singer was something different for us that was very appealing, as you will hear on several tracks on the record. We also felt that it had a vibe that we could really capitalize on and represent well within our own Puddle style.

What, if anything, did you want to do differently with the song?
Well, we obviously did it in our style tonally, but other than that, we kept it pretty close. We upped the tempo a bit and decided to bring that great intro riff back in the bridge. We all just wanted to hear that part again. However, our goal on this track and this record was just to pay tribute and not try and reinvent an already great song.

What sort of feedback have you gotten to it so far?
Well, we have just gotten the masters back, so we are just beginning to get it out there. As of now, everything has been pretty positive though. This was something we did for fun. It’s not a Puddle record and that allowed us to toy with different styles, sounds, and instruments without alienating our Puddle fans. We saw this as a stepping stone to open up some doors for the next Puddle originals record, and it will come sooner than later. We are already gearing up for it. So have fun with this one like we did

 

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  • ShesOnlyRockandRoll

    They did a helleva job on this song.  I can’t wait for the CD to drop.  It’s going to be one kickass ride.  Come on August 2nd!  Great interview Paul!

  • Ashleypickett70

    awesome!!!

  • Rayomayo_12001

    Wow! is sounds very good, actually.

  • Mary Beth

    I think that it is a GREAT version of the song!!  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dave-Beal/1217443815 Dave Beal

     While I still like POM, all the drugs and replacing all the original members except the singer, have led to no creativity. I hope they get it together and put out an album as good as the first one. This is a good cover, but nothing about it makes me want to listen to it repeatedly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bashley-Joseph/100002355425444 Bashley Joseph

    Man, what a killer rendition of a classic song! I’m not even a Puddle of Mudd fan but any representation of a Rolling Stones song just demands attention…NICE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bashley-Joseph/100002355425444 Bashley Joseph

    Man, what a killer rendition of a classic song! I’m not even a Puddle of Mudd fan but any representation of a Rolling Stones song just demands attention…NICE!

  • Jeremy

    The bridge is great! Just what it needed!

  • Jeremy

    The bridge is great! Just what it needed!

  • Shirley K

    Totally Awesome Guy’s!!! I love that !!  Ready for the new CD. More ready to see you do live.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/J-Darrell-Glazebrooks/561212190 J Darrell Glazebrooks

    I cant say anything more than absolutely AWESOME!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pomuddrockon Karen POMuddRockOn

    I like it :) Can’t wait to hear the rest of the album.

  • discerning2

    I love it.  I wasn’t a huge Stones fan, but this was one of the few songs I enjoyed.  On the other hand, I am a huge “Puddle” fan.  I really like this version.  It is true to the original, but unmistakably Puddle of Mud.  Covers are great fun.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hmong-Yesus/100001590608133 Hmong Yesus

    Their music is always great. Always a fan of them and will be for a long time no matter what people think of them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hmong-Yesus/100001590608133 Hmong Yesus

    Their music is always great. Always a fan of them and will be for a long time no matter what people think of them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000193981205 Susan Roberts Hartwell

    You guys just rock it like you always do!!

  • Deucelady2

    Excellent cover…very true to the original and yet very POM

  • Jordanstratton95

    I’m a Stones fan and a POD fan so putting the 2 together really rocked.

  • http://twitter.com/wedase61 wedase

    Not bad, not bad at all.

  • AngryOldMan

    POM Rocks..Excellent cover..

  • Nikibeach

    must have!!!!! when is it coming out?

  • Nikibeach

    must have!!!!! when is it coming out?

  • Leah

    Awesome. Come back to San Antonio, STAT!

  • Lespaul_6C

    Trop de la balle !

  • Wbeggleston

    Paul,man you gotta hook us up w an advanced autographed copy….you know for ole time sake, ole time like Goodyear in BWK! Sarge and crew

    • Chm1789

      I think Brunswick News should at least do an article:)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272412623 Adam Blevins

    Cincinnati or Louisiville would be great.

  • Zander J Carlson

    excellent take on a classic! Good job Paul and P.O.M.!
    Zander J Carlson

  • Ridinghood7

    This it one of my favorite Stones songs and Puddle done it great, Love it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jmcx69 John Michael Colvin

    Metal Revolver  TV ! Rules!

  • http://www.facebook.com/foreverthegreatestloser Jimbo Slice

    Puddle of Mud is one of those bands like Hanson that you are just astounded to hear someone mention. You think: “God, are they still culturally relevant? I could have sworn we, as a culture, decided to forget about them…”

  • Stratts

    Well I like it.

  • Someguy2443

    Sounds great they did a great job at taking this song and making it their own without stepping on the toes of The Rolling Stones this a true tribute to a great song.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CDougharty Courtney Campbell Dougharty

    I really don’t like this voice.  They should have left this song alone.  The Stones did it right the first time.  No need to change it.

  • Allen9506

    its great, and it just proves u have to respect the old to get the new.

  • Sokirk

    what is the name of the female vocalist in the Puddle of Mudd – Gimme Shelter track?

    • Mithus

      Tyra Juliette

  • Tomhughes

    Awesome retake of the song. Loved the female voice in the background. It gave the song a great flavor. Saw you perform the song on the Tonight Show on Oct 7th.  It was GREAT!

  • Bobmilici1

    Awesome cover!