The Melvins, who recently announced the April 20 release of new album Pinkus Abortion Technician (via Ipecac Recordings) will feature two bass players: Steven…Read More
The Melvins are an American rock band that formed in 1983. They usually perform as a trio, but in recent years have performed as a four piece with two drummers. Since 1984, singer and guitarist Buzz Osborne (also known as King Buzzo) and drummer Dale Crover have been the band’s ongoing members. The band was named after a supervisor at a Thriftway in Montesano, Washington, where Osborne also worked as a clerk. “Melvin” was despised by other employees, and the band’s members felt it to be an appropriately ridiculous name.
The Melvins’ music is influenced by Black Flag’s mix of punk and metal on their album My War, and other slow punk acts like Swans, Flipper and Wipers, but also by some hard rock and metal bands such as Kiss and Alice Cooper; however, their idiosyncratic approach, bizarre sense of humor, and experimentation make neat categorization difficult. Buzzo has also stated that his guitar playing is more influenced by Black Flag than Black Sabbath, with whom they are often compared.
Dale Crover, legendary drummer for the Melvins, is set to release his first solo album, The Fickle Finger of Fate, on Aug. 4 via…Read More
The Melvins, who will release the double album A Walk With Love & Death on July 7 via Ipecac Recordings, share the first new…Read More
The Melvins return with a double album, A Walk With Love and Death, on July 7 via Ipecac Recordings. The dual albums find the…Read More
The Melvins share “Brass Cupcake,” a new song from their upcoming album, Hold It In (Oct. 14, Ipecac Recordings), Joining Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover for the 12-song album are Butthole Surfers’ guitar player Paul Leary and bass player JD Pinkus. Hold,Read More