Dale Crover (Melvins) Says Adam Jones (Tool) Once Pranked Him By Having A Cop Plant Cocaine & A Gun In His Bag

During a recent appearance on the “Chuck Shute Podcast,” Dale Crover (Melvins) recalled the time he was pranked by Adam Jones (Tool). Crover said that Jones had a cop mess with him by planting cocaine and a gun in his bag.

Here’s Crover’s full story [via The PRP]:

“We got pulled over in Texas, right outside of Houston. And the cop finds some weed on the ground, right outside of our van. It wasn’t ours… Well, I mean, funny enough that I knew it wasn’t ours. Cuz I knew none of us had any weed. None of us are stupid enough to have any weed driving through Texas, at least I thought.

Especially the guy who got blamed for that part, because I knew that he didn’t even smoke weed, which was which was our road manager at the time.

And anyway so yeah we get pulled over by this, you know, big, huge Buford pusser style Southern cop and he finds this weed and he’s ‘Whose weed is this? All right, everybody out of the car.’ And he gets us all out of the car and he’s like, ‘I’m gonna search all your bags’, you know he’s being the total dick cop or whatever.

And I’m kind of talking to him like you know ‘Hey that’s not ours.’ [He replied] ‘Oh yeah, you the spokesman for the group? You smoke weed?’ And so, he goes to search my bag where I can’t see, he’s like behind our van. And then he comes up and he’s like ‘You come here.’ And I go back there and I see my bag on the hood of his car. ‘What the fuck is sticking out of my bag?’

And so he cuffs me. Then he starts pulling stuff out of my bag, he’s like ‘Look what we got here.’ He pulls out a gun pulls and I’m like what? He pulls out a 9mm and he’s like ‘You got firearms, that’s a federal offense in Texas here.’ And then he pulls out scales and I’m like what? ‘You got scales.’ And I’m just going like what the fuck. And then he’s like, ‘Oh Lord, look what we got here.’ And he pulls out the biggest bag of cocaine I’ve ever seen in my life. ‘Oh, man. Looks like you’re going to prison.’

You know, I’m just like ‘lawyer.’ And he’s like ‘Oh really, you want a lawyer after all this? You don’t want to get DEA down here and talk to them.’ and I’m like ‘No, lawyer. Lawyer.’ All right. And then, and then he puts me in the car… I’m totally just thinking like, you know, okay, he’s planted all this stuff in my bag. You know what I don’t get, you know, what’s his… What’s his scam here?… So I tried to figure out what the deal was… I’m like, does he want money? you know, [should I] bribe him? Like ‘If you look at my bag, a little further, you might find something else in there officer.’

So then he puts me in the car. And then, you know, I’m like ‘Hey can I talk to my friends up there?’ And he’s like ‘I don’t know why, he’s going to jail too. He’s the one I found weed on.’ I’m like ‘Please.’ and he says ‘All right.’ And so my, my road manager comes back and looks at the car and sees all this stuff spread out. I’m like, ‘You see what’s going on here? He planted that stuff in my bag. Don’t let him look in your guy’s bag without you watching him.’ And so then he starts explaining to him like, ‘I have reason to believe that this is not his stuff at all.’…

‘Oh really, who is this guy?’ And he’s like oh, his name’s Dale Crover, he plays in this band the Melvins.’ And he’s like ‘I’ve never heard you guys, I guess your show’s canceled tonight, huh?’ And Snoop Dogg had just come through and had been busted and [the cop] was like ‘This is going to be on CNN just like the big Snoop Dogg bust.’ And then he gets me out of car and I’m like ‘Okay. He’s like, Well, you know, I just want to tell you guys, Adam Jones from Tool said you guys are pranked.’ He was friends with Adam. That’s how that happened.”

Crover went on to say that he has yet to get back at Jones.

Melvins Release Cover Of Harry Nilsson’s “You’re Breakin’ My Heart”

Melvins have released their cover of Harry Nilsson‘s “You’re Breakin’ My Heart.” The track, which has been retitled “1 Fuck You,” is from the band’s new album “Working With God,” which will be released on February 26. Buzz Osborne commented:

“Why haven’t we recorded this song before now? It says it all. Nilsson was a genius!!”

Melvins Announce “Divine Monkeyshines: Valentine’s Day Special” Virtual Show

Melvins have announced a virtual “Divine Monkeyshines: Valentine’s Day Special.” The event will stream on February 14 and tickets can be found HERE. Buzz Osborne commented:

“Round two of Melvins TV! Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Five different songs plus band interviews and other cool stuff. All this fine entertainment for only $5.”

Dale Crover (Melvins) Premieres New Song “I’ll Never Say”

Melvins drummer Dale Crover has premiered a new song titled “I’ll Never Say.” This track is from his new album “Rat-A-Tat-Tat!,” which will be released on January 15. Crover told American Songwriter the following:

“I had the song done except for lyrics before I recorded it. I did guitar and drums first, then handed it over to Steven McDonald to play bass and I never tell Steven what to do, I just let him work his magic. My only request was he play his Hofner hollow body bass. We did vocals next, then added keyboards. Sort of the same process with Toshi [Kasai]. We’ll look for a sound that fits the mood, then I’ll let him come up with a part. I maybe have a little input here or there. Pretty simple instrumentation on this song.”

Melvins Announce “Melvins TV: Volume 1, New Year’s Evil” Streaming Event

Melvins have announced a special streaming event, which they are calling “Melvins TV: Volume 1, New Year’s Evil.” The virtual show will take place on December 31 and it will feature a five-song set, interviews, and various extras. Tickets can be found HERE. Buzz Osborne commented:

“‘Melvins TV, New Year’s Evil‘ is as close to a live show as we can get during this hideous pandemic. We’ll be doing more of these so tune in and enjoy! Happy New Year!”

Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) & Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) Launch New Project Nighttime Boogie Association

Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) and Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) have launched a new project called Nighttime Boogie Association. The duo have released a deluxe single featuring two tracks titled “Long In The Tooth” and “The Path We’re On.“ A press release offered some more information on those songs:

“‘Long In The Tooth‘ was written by Taylor Hawkins (lyrics) and Matt Cameron (music) and features Cameron on guitar, bass, and drum machine and Hawkins on lead vocal, drum fills, percussion, and keyboards. Matt Cameron wrote the music and lyrics for ‘The Path We’re On‘ and also plays drums, guitar and vocals. Taylor Hawkins performs the drum intro, as well as lead vocals and keyboards. The song also features Buzz Osborne on guitar and Steven McDonald on bass and from ‘fuzz-rock overlords,’ The Melvins.”

Dale Crover (Melvins) Premieres “I Can’t Help You There” Video

Melvins drummer Dale Crover has premiered a new video for his new song “I Can’t Help You There.” This track is from his new album “Rat-A-Tat-Tat!,” which will be released on January 15. Crover commented:

“I enlisted Toshi Kasai and Alicia DiGiovanni to help direct, film and edit. I gave them the basic ideas I had and they ran with them. Inspiration came from ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest,’ The Cramps’ 1978 performance at Napa State Mental Hospital, and the creepy face mask of LA Dodger Kiké Hernández.”

[via Flood Magazine]