• songfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • On their first album, the masked marauders of Mudvayne included "Dig," a song that takes aim at the music industry.

    Lead singer Chad Gray didn't take it well when certain record company executives offered their unsolicited advice. "People putting their two cents worth into your art that have nothing to do with art on any level; they're completely business, but they think they know the best thing for you," is how he described them in our interview.

    Maybe the folks at Epic Records knew what they were doing: The L.D. 50 album went Gold and established the band as one of the top new metal acts of the decade. "Dig," released as the first single, made #33 on the Mainstream Rock chart.
  • The video was directed by Thomas Mignone, who also did the videos for Slipknot's "Wait and Bleed" and Sepultura's "Roots." The clip got a lot of spins on MTV2 and was the first recipient of the "MTV2 Award," given at the MTV Video Music Awards to videos that launched on the network. This award was discontinued in 2006.
Please sign in or register to post comments.


Be the first to comment...

Michael W. SmithSongwriter Interviews

Smith breaks down some of his worship tracks as well as his mainstream hits, including "I Will Be Here For You" and "A Place In This World."

Famous Singers' First FilmsSong Writing

A look at the good (Diana Ross, Eminem), the bad (Madonna, Bob Dylan) and the peculiar (David Bowie, Michael Jackson) film debuts of superstar singers.

Experience Nirvana with Sub Pop Founder Bruce PavittSong Writing

The man who ran Nirvana's first label gets beyond the sensationalism (drugs, Courtney) to discuss their musical and cultural triumphs in the years before Nevermind.

Lajon Witherspoon of SevendustSongwriter Interviews

The Sevendust frontman talks about the group's songwriting process, and how trips to the Murder Bar helped forge their latest album.

Francis Rossi of Status QuoSongwriter Interviews

Doubt led to drive for Francis, who still isn't sure why one of Status Quo's biggest hits is so beloved.

Mike CampbellSongwriter Interviews

Mike is lead guitarist with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and co-writer of classic songs like "Boys Of Summer," "Refugee" and "The Heart Of The Matter."