MUDVAYNE (1996–PRESENT). Kud (vocals), Gurrg (guitar), Ryknow (bass), sPaG (drums).
Mudvayne was formed in 1996 by Kud (Chad Grey), Gurrg (Greg Tribbett), and sPaG (Mathew McDonough), eventually joined by bassist Ryknow (Ryan Martinie). The band is best known for their outlandish make-up and sense of style, appearing in matching outrageous costumes that fall somewhere between GWAR and Spinal Tap meets Devo in a food fight.
The music is utterly forgettable nu metal with touches of electronica. Why bands like this continue to sell millions while Motorhead has to struggle is a mystery to metal.
Discography: L.D. 50 (Sony, 2000); The Beginning of All Things To End (Sony, 2001); The End of All Things to Come (Epic, 2002); Lost and Found (Epic, 2005); Shades of Gray (Epic Japan, 2007); By the People, for the People (SMJI, 2007).