The Melvins

From Montesano, WA Ipecac Recordings Since 10/1983

The Melvins from Montesano, WA

The Melvins are one of modern music’s most influential bands. Having formed in 1983 Montesano, Washington, the outfit founded by singer/guitar player Buzz Osborne (with stalwart drummer Dale Crover joining the following year), has been credited for merging the worlds of punk rock and heavy music into what became known as grunge. Over the band’s nearly 40-year history, they’ve released over 30 original albums, numerous live full-lengths and far too many to count singles and rarities. They've partnered with Jello Biafra, Mudhoney, and Fantômas for individual releases and toured the world many times over. In fact, the band had the misfortune to be in both Christchurch and Tokyo for their 2011 earthquakes. In 2012 the band completed the “51 States in 51 Days” (50 states +DC) tour, which was chronicled in the film “Across The USA in 51 Days.” The Melvins are a continually shifting entity. Their current incarnation is the trio of Osborne, Crover, and Steven McDonald (Redd Kross/OFF!). Previous line-ups include a pairing of Osborne and Crover with Big Business band members Jared Warren and Coady Willis, a four-piece featuring the current trio plus Butthole Surfers’ Jeff Pinkus, as well as Melvins Lite, which pairs Osborne and Crover with Mr. Bungle’s Trevor Dunn. Sometimes, if you’re extra lucky, one incarnation of the Melvins open for the Melvins. - Speakeasy PR


Member(s):
  • Buzz Osborne
    Vocals & Guitar
  • Dale Crover
    Drums
  • Steven McDonald
    Bass
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