The Melvins do play well with others. Across a span of 24 studio albums, 12 EPs, 12 live albums, 68 singles (or so), the band has collaborated with more than 30 other musicians. In fact, their latest album, Hold It In is a full length collaboration with Paul Leary and Jeff Pinkus of The Butthole Surfers.
On top of that, this week, the band embarks on a massive summer tour with Pinkus on bass! (And, Melvins' pals Le Butcherettes are opening and share a new 10-inch with the band!)
So, Punknews' John Gentile spoke to frontman Buzz Osborne about some of the band's collaborations. You can click read more to see what Osborne thinks about working with Jello Biafra, Lustmord. Leif Garrett, Mike Patton, and more.
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Posted by johng on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 8:00 PM (EDT)
Welcome back! It's Monday. This is John G brining you four new reviews. Oh man, the Monday after a great weekend is brutal.
Today's reviews are:
Ian MacKaye recently unearthed a letter from a 14-year-old Dave Grohl. Dave tweeted a photo of the letter from the Foo Fighters' account. The letter had Grohl asking the legendary musician for advice getting into the music industry. He also made sure to let him know when to call (between 3-10 pm!) Check it out here.
The folks at Light & Noise have posted footage of a reunited Mineral playing at Fest 13 last year. You can check out the video below.
The band released 1994-1998 last year.
Miami stoner metal trio Bleeth are currently bringing their heavy riffs up the east coast, along with Haochi Waves. You can check out the dates below.
The band's most recent release, Re-Animator, can be found by visiting the band's Bandcamp page.
Posted by johng on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 2:30 PM (EDT)
Dan Andriano and Jeff Rosenstock have announced a co-headling tour. Pet Symmetry will open. The tour starts late July. You can see the dates below.
Fat Mike (NOFX) and Scott Sturgeon (Leftover Crack) are "two atheist jews" appearing in a video called "Rig Sweeping in the Tenderloin with Fat Mike and Stza" for the San Francisco Drug Users Union. You can check it out below.
The volunteer organization consists of drug users both former and current, as well as people who care about the welfare of drug users. Says the group, "After too many years of a failed 'Drug War,' it is obvious to us that we need a new direction, and that the first step in setting that new direction is to include the voices of drug users!"
Posted by leanne on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 1:30 PM (EDT)
Rebuilder's new album, Rock & Roll In America, now streaming via Substream. The album is due out June 2, 2015 on Panic State Records.
You can click Read More for the album stream.
Brent Hinds, Brann Daillor and Bill Keliher of Atlanta progressive metallers Mastodon were violently killed last night -- as part of a scene on HBO's Game of Thrones.
The three men portrayed wildlings in a battle scene of the wildly popular HBO series, based on George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. Says drummer Daillor of the band's experience on set, "I watched my best friends Brent and Bill murdered right in front of me as I myself was stabbed in the stomach and had my throat slit multiple times, and I didn't mind at all. It made me love being in Mastodon even more." He went on to say, "We are more than privileged and honored to have been a part of one of the greatest stories ever told on film, and the catering wasn't bad either."
The band released Once More Round The Sun last year.
Ezra Kire! Spike Slawson! Jesse Luscious! John Gentile! Well you don’t have to get excited about that last one, but this is episode 250 of the Punknews Podcast! We can’t stop even though we really logically should!
On this special episode just about everyone who’s sat in the host chair over the past year convenes around an old timey rotary phone to dial up as many bands as we can to chat. We talk to members of Night Birds, Uke Hunt, Pushin' It 2 the Limit, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Johnny Madcap and the Distractions, PEARS, Crazy and the Brains, Round Eye and Morning Glory. These brief interviews take us through the U.S. from coast to coast and China all in one show. We also reminisce a bit with Jesse of Alternative Tentacles and discuss what's coming up next for Punknews.org with Adam White.
Click Read More to stream or download the episode and check out the show notes. You can subscribe to the Punknews Podcast via RSS, on iTunes or with the Stitcher app for iOS and Android. We love reading your mail on the show so send us your feedback via e-mail.
The Fest (we're a sponsor!) has announced a few more additions to this year's lineup. New bands include Toys That Kill, Nothington, Underground Railroad to Candyland, The Moms, Benny The Jet Rodriguez, Sand Fleas and Weston. Fest 14 takes place Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. Previously announced acts include Lagwagon, Desaparecidos, The Menzingers, Mustard Plug, Kepi Ghoulie, Chumped, Night Birds and many, many more.
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