The Melvins’ core members Dale Crover and Buzz Osborne will be answering fan questions during a live video chat on Tuesday (May 24) at 9 PM ET. Topics will likely be dominated by their new live album ‘Sugar Daddy Live’, dropping May 31st, and their 2-night, 6 city tour that is seeing them performing night-specific sets – Seattle and San Francisco have already concluded.
Remaining Melvins Tour Dates:
May 27 Austin, TX: Mohawk
May 28 Austin, TX: Mohawk
May 31 Chicago, IL: Double Door
June 1 Chicago, IL: Double Door
June 3 Boston, MA: Paradise Rock Club
June 4 Boston, MA: Paradise Rock Club
June 6 Brooklyn, NY: Music Hall of Williamsburg
June 7 Brooklyn, NY: Music Hall of Williamsburg
Buzz Osborne of the Melvins spoke with UGO.com in a Q&A (since removed), where the frontman talked about the group’s new live album, ‘Sugar Daddy Live’, out May 31st on Ipecac Records. Asked if he communicates with former bandmates Matt Lukin, Joe Preston, Lori Black or others, the 47-year-old responded, “Not at all. I have no idea what they are up to. I have heard that Matt Lukin speaks very highly of me on his Facebook page. I’m not a member of any social networking so I don’t have a Facebook page. But thanks for all of the kind words, Matt! You sir, are a very sweet fella! Talk soon?”
The Melvins visited ‘Pancake Mountain’ to perform for the kids, with Rufus playing karaoke with the children as the band got ready. Then the veteran band walked in the room and wanted to join them in karaoke, teaming up with a performance of ‘Sedated’ by the Ramones. They then hit the stage to perform ‘The Kicking Machine’. Watch it below.
Beat.com.au spoke with Melvins bassist Kevin Rutmanis on the group’s cover of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ where they initiated Leif Garrett to sing vocals. Rutmanis said, “We finally buried that song! Haa! We did a note for note cover – same key, same tempo, everything’s the same except for Leif Garrett singing. What I particularly like about that is how he sang, very clearly enunciated and you can hear just how horrible the lyrics really are. I liked that, it sort of exposed the song for what it was.” When asked if that explanation meant he wasn’t much of a fan, Rutmanis explained, “I thought Nirvana were OK but I didn’t think that song was particularly good. I don’t really have strong feelings about them either way. As you probably know those guys are really good friends of Buzz and Dale and they’ve known each other since they were kids. But as an outsider, that music was never particularly important to me. But that’s a matter of taste I suppose.”