- Created on Tuesday, 04 February 2014 12:35
- Written by brian
Exciting news! Buzz will be heading out on his very first solo, acoustic tour this February & March. The thirteen dates include an Austin performance at the Record Label Rummage Sale on March 13th as well as the free Scion AV Rock Show on February 26th in Los Angeles.
“I’m looking forward to taking this show on the road!” Osborne added, “Solo acoustic is something I’d never thought I’d be doing. Maybe that’s why this will work!”
In conjunction with the dates, a commemorative 10” titled 'This Machine Kills Artists' will be released via Amphetamine Reptile Records.
Rolling Stone has an article and the new track "Dark Brown Teeth" from Buzz streaming on their site:
Buzz has also been added as a speaker at South by Southwest alongside James Williamson of the Stooges on March 14th.
- Feb. 26 - Los Angeles - Scion A/V Metal Rock Show (FREE RSVP begins Feb. 5)
- Mar. 2 - Minneapolis, MN - Grumpy's Bar & Grill
- Mar. 4 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
- Mar. 6 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
- Mar. 7 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
- Mar. 8 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
- Mar. 10 - Norman, OK - Opolis Production LLC
- Mar. 11 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
- Mar. 13 - Austin, TX - Record Label Rummage Sale
- Mar. 16 - Little Rock, AR - Stickyz Rock N' Roll Chicken Shack
- Mar. 17 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone
- Mar. 20 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
- Mar. 21 - Indianapolis, IN - Radio Radio
- Mar. 22 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
- Mar. 23 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
All the above dates go on-sale this Friday, Feb. 7
Art by HAZE XXL
The A.V. Club asked Buzz to pick songs by bands that were good, but blew it: "Metallica is a good example, because when their first record came out, I thought, “Oh, wow! This is a nice breath of fresh air.” From the first time I saw the back cover, it was like, ‘Those guys are ugly!’ These guys aren’t winning any beauty contests. Clearasil could use that cover as an ad, and it was great. ... Now, I would like to take the band on that back cover of the Kill ’Em All album—I would like to take those guys and put them in a time machine and run them forward and make them sit through Some Kind Of Monster and say, “Guys! Do not let this happen!” You know what I mean? How could they not be appalled? They go from a song called “Whiplash” to a psychiatrist in the studio for $10,000 a week. Metal up your ass, indeed."
Guitar World let fans submit questions for Buzz: "I would advise you not to do drugs. But if you’re going to do it, I would advise you to go insane with it. The only thing worse than a drug user is a candy-ass drug user."
- Created on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 02:36
- Written by brian
Bienvenidos fans of Los Melvins, let us rejoice in today's release via Ipecac Recordings of Tres Cabrones, a 12-song album that finds Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover reuniting with original drummer Mike Dillard! Spotify currently has the entire album up for streaming.
“Tres Cabrones is as close as we’re willing to get to the Melvins 1983 line-up,” explained Osborne. “The best part is it’s all new songs. I specifically wrote tunes that would be good for these guys to play and it worked out great. We had no interest in rehashing tunes we wrote 30 years ago and chose instead to simply create NEW songs. It worked out perfectly.”
“Making the Tres Cabrones record was a real treat indeed. It’s a trip down memory lane complete with debauchery and ultra violence,” said Dillard, who left the band in 1984 only to be replaced by Crover.
“After 30 years we release a record with the (almost) original line-up of the band,” added Crover. “I’ve always felt that drummer Mike Dillard was one of us. It’s great that he’s still a piece of the puzzle! Plus, I get to see what it’s like being the bass player in the Melvins! Tres Cabrones indeed!”
The Talkhouse has a great write up on Tres Cabrones courtesy of the legendary Lenny Kaye, and while we're on the subject check out Buzz's contribution from earlier this year on the Stooges' 'Ready to Die' from the same site.
Melvins will be rejoining Redd Kross this New Year's Eve along with Frightwig in San Francisco at the Great American Music Hall.
Buzz recently visited FILTER Magazine's Ernie Ball studio to talk about guitar playing, songwriting and while he was there he recorded an acoustic performance of "Revolve"
- Created on Thursday, 31 October 2013 01:00
- Written by brian
Big Business continues to throw their weight around with the release of their new long player "Battlefields Forever" You can order it now via their internet presence at bigbigbusiness.com or wherever fine products are sold.
Big Business also has the album up for digital download on their bandcamp site:
- Created on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 20:39
- Written by brian
Be on the lookout, the next two limited 7" singles in the Clown tribute series spawned from Everybody Loves Sausages are due to go on sale Nov. 10th on ShoxOp. Word on the streets is that some of the Melvins/Helmet split 7 inches for their upcoming tour down under will also be made available.
"Tribute to the Kinks" 7" Joined by Clem Burke. Songs here are "Attitude" & "Victoria". The third of 9 Clown/Tribute series. Cover art by HAZE XXL & Mackie. On clear red vinyl with black splatters!
"Tribute to Pop-O-Pies/Tales of Terror" 7" Joined by Trevor Dunn. Songs here are "Timothy Leary Lives" & "Romance". The fourth of 9 Clown/Tribute series. Cover art by HAZE XXL & Mackie. On clear vinyl with red splatters!
unARTigNYC shot some great video and posted the full Melvins set from their performance in NYC at the House of Vans back in late July: