“I’M just a teenage dirtbag baby, listen to Iron Maiden baby with me”… I am sure you will all be familiar with these lyrics, still prominent nearly twenty years after the single was released.

This month Wheatus will be singing in Bridgwater, so we caught up with Brendan B Brown (the original Teenage Dirtbag) to learn all about the song that made Wheatus’ name back in 2000.

Brendan said: “When I was young I was obsessed with Angus Young – I was obsessed with ACDC.

“I was sat in my apartment in Queens, playing the riff to Teenage Dirtbag and thinking about Cindy Lauper and how she would write a metal song. I wrote the first verse and chorus in a day.

“While commuting to my job, I used to put on the tape of the music and sing along different lyrics – trying to find the right ones.”

This is The West Country:

If you want to see Wheatus on tour, they are coming to Bridgwater Palace Nightclub on May 31.

And don’t worry, you are bound to hear your favourite Wheatus song.

As Brendan said: “It is the best.

“Never once have I been sick of playing Teenage Dirtbag.

“It has always been a song I need to keep an eye on and practice to make sure I can still do it.”

To book tickets please visit www.seetickets.com/tour/wheatus