Melvins Share Video For Cover Of Soundgarden’s “Spoonman” Featuring Matt Cameron

Melvins have shared a new video for their cover of Soundgarden‘s “Spoonman.“ This track features Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron and it appears on the band’s recently released EP “Lord Of The Flies.“ That effort features the following songs:

01. “Never Say You’re Sorry”
02. “Spoonman” (feat. Matt Cameron) (Soundgarden cover)
03. “Misty Mountain Urge” (Led Zeppelin/Devo medley)
04. “The Receiver & The Empire State”

Melvins’ Buzz Osborne Featured In New Episode Of Gibson’s “Riff Lords”

Melvins’ Buzz Osborne is featured in a new episode of Gibson’s “Riff Lords.” The following was said about the video:

“Buzz Osborne, aka King Buzzo, guitarist, vocalist, and founder of the Melvins, lets us in on how his “weird mind” works in this brand-new episode of “Riff Lords.” Watch to see him break down his pedalboard and how he plays his most iconic riffs in songs like “Queen,” “Honey Bucket,” and “Evil New War God.””

13 More Dates Added To Upcoming Ministry, Melvins, & Corrosion Of Conformity Tour

Ministry have added 13 more dates to their “Industrial Strength Tour.” As previously reported, that trek is now scheduled for spring 2022 with Melvins and Corrosion Of Conformity set to open.

Tour Dates:

03/02 Columbus, OH – Express Live!
03/04 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
03/05 Cincinnati, OH – Madison Theater
03/06 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
03/08 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
03/09 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
03/11 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
03/12 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater
03/13 Portland, ME – State Theatre
03/15 Boston, MA – House of Blues
03/16 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Riverworks
03/18 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
03/19 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
03/20 Ashville, NC – Orange Peel
03/22 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
03/23 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
03/24 New Orleans, LA – Fillmore (no Melvins)
03/26 Dallas, TX – Amplified Life
03/27 Austin, TX – Emo’s
03/28 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
03/29 Houston, TX – House of Blues
03/31 Chicago, IL – Riviera
04/01 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
04/02 Milwaukee, WI – The Rage
04/03 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall
04/05 St Paul, MN – Palace
04/06 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
04/07 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
04/09 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
04/10 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
04/12 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
04/13 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
04/14 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
04/16 San Francisco, CA – Warfield
04/18 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo

Melvins Share Acoustic Cover Of The Rolling Stones’ “Sway”

The Melvins have shared an acoustic cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Sway.” This track is from the band’s new double acoustic album “Five Legged Dog,“ which will be released on October 15 (vinyl out January 28).

[via Ultimate Classic Rock]

Ministry Postpone “Industrial Strength” Tour To Spring 2022

Ministry have postponed their “Industrial Strength” tour once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled to take place in spring 2022 with The Melvins and Corrosion Of Conformity set to open.

Tour Dates:

03/06 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
03/08 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
03/09 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
03/12 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater
03/13 Portland, ME – State Theatre
03/15 Boston, MA – House of Blues
03/16 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Riverworks
03/22 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
03/23 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
03/26 Dallas, TX – Amplified Life
03/28 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
03/29 Houston, TX – House of Blues
03/31 Chicago, IL – Riviera
04/01 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
04/03 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall
04/05 St Paul, MN – Palace
04/09 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
04/10 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
04/12 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
04/13 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
04/14 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
04/16 San Francisco, CA – Warfield
04/18 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo

Ministry issued the following statement:

“Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of the band, fans and venue staff, Ministry’s upcoming tour – scheduled to kick off in October – has been moved to March and April 2022. (the) Melvins and Corrosion Of Conformity will now appear on all show dates as the tour’s special guests. Each show date will celebrate 30 years of Ministry’s landmark album The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste as well as debut new songs from the forthcoming 15th studio album Moral Hygiene, out October 1 via Nuclear Blast Records. Tickets are on sale now with the exception of the St Paul, Montclair and Huntington dates that will go on sale at 10 am local time on Friday, October 1.

Due to scheduling changes, some of the original show dates have regrettably been canceled as some venues are not available for this updated time period; as well, some new show dates have been added. All tickets will be transferred to the new dates. Refunds available at point of purchase. More show dates will be added to this tour and announced soon.”

Melvins Share Acoustic Version Of “Revolve”

The Melvins have shared an acoustic version of their song “Revolve.” This track is from the band’s new double acoustic album “Five Legged Dog,“ which will be released on October 15 (vinyl out January 28). Buzz Osborne commented:

“I wrote Revolve on an unplugged electric guitar in a hotel room in San Francisco and it sounded great! Obviously then it wasn’t hard to make an all acoustic version of ‘Revolve‘ work. It’s a great riff.”

[via Kerrang!]

Melvins Share Acoustic Version Of “Pitfalls In Serving Warrants”

The Melvins have shared an acoustic version of their song “Pitfalls In Serving Warrants.” This track is from the band’s new double acoustic album “Five Legged Dog,“ which will be released on October 15 (vinyl out January 28). Vocalist/guitarist Buzz Osborne commented:

“’Pitfalls’ is one of my favorites. A severely underrated song and one that works very well on acoustic.”

Melvins To Release Double Acoustic Album “Five Legged Dog” In October

The Melvins will be releasing a double acoustic album titled “Five Legged Dog“ on October 15 (vinyl out January 28). The 36-track set will feature stripped down versions of songs from throughout the band’s career.

“Five Legged Dog” Track Listing:

01. “Edgar The Elephant” (“A Walk With Love & Death“)
02. “Up The Dumper” (“The Bootlicker“)
03. “Hung Bunny/Roman Dog Bird” (“Lysol“)
04. “Hooch” (“Houdini“)
05. “Billy Fish” (“Nude With Boots“)
06. “Shevil” (“Stoner Witch“)
07. “Charlie” (Redd Kross cover from “Escape From LA” single)
08. “A Growing Disgust” (“Freak Puke“)
09. “Eye Flys“/”Woman” (“Gluey Porch Treatments” – “Woman” is a Free cover)
10. “Pitfalls In Serving Warrants” (“Honky“)
11. “Outside Chance” (The Turtles cover from “Slithering Slaughter” single)
12. “Evil New War God” (“The Bride Screamed Murder“)
13. “The Bloated Pope” (“Pigs of the Roman Empire“)
14. “Bad Move” (“The Fickle Finger of Fate“)
15. “With Teeth” (“Lysol“)
16. “Halo of Flies” (“Alice Cooper cover from “Sieg Howdy“!)
17. “Oven” (“Ozma“)
18. “Sway” (The Rolling Stones cover – previously unrecorded by the Melvins)
19. “Anaconda” (“Bullhead“)
20. “Lovely Butterfly” (“Honky“)
21. “Boris” (“Bullhead“)
22. “It’s Shoved” (“Bullhead“)
23. “Honey Bucket” (“Houdini“)
24. “We Are Doomed” (“The Bulls & The Bees“)
25. “Flypaper” (Brainiac cover – previously unrecorded by the Melvins)
26. “Let God Be Your Gardener” (“Ozma“)
27. “At The Stake” (“Stoner Witch“)
28. “Night Goat” (“Houdini“)
29. “Queen” (“Stoner Witch“)
30. “Everybody’s Talking” (Fred Neil cover – previously unrecorded by the Melvins) (feat. Jeff Pinkus)
31. “Revolve” (“Stoner Witch“)
32. “Suicide In Progress” (“Nude With Boots“)
33. “Prig” (“The Bootlicker“)
34. “The Bit” (“Stag“)
35. “Civilized Worm” (“(A) Senile Animal“)
36. “Don’t Forget to Breathe” (“Pinkus Abortion Technician“) (feat. Jeff Pinkus)

Buzz Osborne commented:

“I knew I wanted to do something ridiculously big. 36 songs reimagined by us acoustically is certainly ridiculous but it works. The magic of the songs is still there regardless of it being acoustic. Since we weren’t touring we had the time to do something of this size. I’m very excited about this record. Dale and Steven did a fantastic job on this. I think it’s a very special record. I can’t think of anyone else who’s done something like this.”

The effort’s first single, an acoustic version of “Night Goat,” can be found below. Dale Crover had the following to say about that track:

“I think people will be surprised that we can do an acoustic version of a song like ‘Night Goat‘ without losing any of the heaviness. We also worked hard on the vocal arrangements. People are going to freak out!”

Melvins To Reissue “(A) Senile Animal,” “Nude With Boots,” & “The Bride Screamed Murder” On Vinyl

Melvins will be reissuing “(A) Senile Animal,” “Nude With Boots,” and “The Bride Screamed Murder” on limited edition vinyl on June 25. The records will include 12-page booklets with expanded artwork from Mackie Osborne and they can be pre-ordered HERE.

Melvins Announce May Virtual Show

Melvins have announced another virtual show. The event, which the band are calling “Melvins TV, Volume 3: May Day! May Day! May Day!,” will stream on May 1 and it is expected to feature both electric and acoustic sets. Tickets can be found HERE. Buzz Osborne commented:

“Melvins TV #1 and #2 were a blast. So you can expect more blasting with #3. Remember to inhale deep.”