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The Melvins’ Buzz Osborne on Love, Death and Making It

The Melvins don’t like to do the same thing over and over again. Founded in 1983 in tiny Montesano Washington – two hours’ drive southwest from Seattle – the band led by Buzz Osborne (aka King Buzzo) has always done things its own, idiosyncratic way. “Anytime I could do something that’s a little different, I’m

Album Mini-review: Melvins — Basses Loaded

File next to: The Sword, Black Sabbath, Sunn O))) Loosely – and really only geographically – associated with the Pacific Northwest grunge scene, The Melvins long have stood apart from Nirvana, Pearl Jam and the like. For awhile now they’ve played live gigs with two drummers, but in reality that has been all about locking