Puddle of Mudd Singer Busted On Gun Charges At Airport

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Puddle of Mudd had to cancel it’s concert Saturday night, because its lead singer was in the pokey on gun charges … TMZ has learned.

Wes Scantlin was busted at LAX Saturday after he tried boarding a plane with a BB gun. He was taken to jail and booked. His bail was a whopping $850,000. It appears there were other charges as well.

Wes was trying to get from L.A. to Keller, Texas, where his band was scheduled to perform. Without a lead singer, what’s the point, so they pulled the plug.

Wes booked Saturday at 10:20 AM in L.A. It’s unclear if and when he’ll post bail.

At an April Puddle of Mudd show, Scantlin exited the stage mid-song after having a bit of a stare down with drummer Dave Moreno first.

The band were four songs into their April 7th performance playing the fan favorite “She Hates Me.” Scantlin was singing some of the vocals, while letting the crowd take a bit of the singing as well. As can be seen in the fan-shot video above, the vocalist starts to turn his head to the back of the stage and eventually leaves the front of the stage before walking back to Moreno and intently watching him drum.

The singer can be seen placing his hands on his hips then stating “David what?” There’s a few more seconds before Scantlin drops the mic, picks up his bag and walks offstage through the crowd.