Mark ArmVocals, guitar1988-
Steve TurnerGuitar1988-
Dan PetersDrums1988-
Matt LukinBass1988-2000
Guy MaddisonBass2000-
  • Mudhoney took their name from the 1965 cult film of the same name, which was directed by Russ Meyer.
  • Some of the earlier bands that Mudhoney members were a part of included Mr. Epp and the Calculations, Green River, Spluii Numa, the Melvins, and Lubricated Goat.
  • In the book Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music, Eddie Vedder recalled asking Mark Arm if he had any advice the first time Pearl Jam toured Europe. Mark's response: "Don't smuggle."
  • The Mudhoney story doesn't have many sordid tales, as the band members get along very well and generally stay out of trouble. This is why they were surprised when filmmakers Ryan Short and Adam Pease wanted to do a documentary on the band (I'm Now: The Story of Mudhoney, released in 2012). In our interview with Mark Arm, he said: "We don't really have that kind of inner band tension and turmoil and difficulty. We're still together and we're happy. Where's the story? But I think they did a good job."
  • Mudhoney was given $20,000 to record the song "Overblown" for the Singles soundtrack. The band recorded the song for a grand total of $164, and pocketed the rest of the loot.
  • Mudhoney and rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot (best known for his hit, "Baby Got Back") once collaborated on a song together, "Freak Momma," for the Judgment Night soundtrack.
  • Mudhoney came under fire for their song, "Into Yer Shtik," when it was alleged that the phrase "Why don't you blow your brains out too?" was aimed at Courtney Love.
  • After leaving Mudhoney, Matt Lukin retired from music altogether, and took up work as a carpenter.
  • Adult film star Ron Jeremy is supposedly a fan of Mudhoney, as an online fan account stated that the man often referred to as "The Hedgehog" was spotted at two New York City shows in September 2010.
  • Although many mainstream rock fans first discovered Mudhoney in the early '90s, the band had already been a popular local Seattle act for years beforehand. In our interview with Mark Arm, he explains when he first felt that the local music scene was growing out of control. "There was a small group of people, maybe a couple hundred, that went to shows and you maybe didn't know everyone, but you knew them by sight. And all of a sudden, you'd go to a show and none of those people were around anymore. All you saw was this new group of people who got turned on to local music by MTV or something."


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