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Melvins

Country of origin:
United States
Location:
Montesano, Washington
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1983
Genre:
Sludge Metal, Various
Lyrical themes:
Randomness, Humor, Society
Current label:
Ipecac Recordings
Years active:
1983-present
The Melvins are highly regarded as a huge influence upon the sludge and drone genres. The band's genre fluctuates from release to release, playing grunge, stoner rock, sludge, drone, hardcore influenced rock, or experimental pieces.

The band was named after a grocery clerk at the Thriftway in Montesano, Washington, where Osborne served as clerk (and vandal). "Melvin" was the most-hated fellow ...
Current
Buzz Osborne Guitars, Vocals (1983-present)
See also: Crystal Fairy, Fantômas, ex-Red Alpha Royale, King Buzzo, ex-Venomous Concept, ex-Fecal Matter
Dale Crover Drums (1984-present), Bass (2012-2013)
See also: Crystal Fairy, Porn, Fantômas (live), Shrinebuilder, ex-Red Alpha Royale, Altamont, Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends, Dale Crover, Plainfield, Primitive Race, Sawed Off, ex-Eyehategod (live), ex-Fecal Matter, ex-Nirvana, ex-Tres Padres, ex-Honky (live)
Jeff Pinkus Bass, Vocals (backing) (2013-2015, 2018-present)
See also: Butthole Surfers, Honky, ex-Daddy Longhead, ex-Rocket to Russia, ex-The Jackofficers
Steven McDonald Bass (2015-present)
See also: OFF!, Redd Kross, ex-The Green and Yellow TV
Past
Matt Lukin Bass (1983-1988)
See also: ex-Mudhoney
Mike Dillard Drums (1983-1984, 2012-2013)
Lori "Lorax" Black Bass (1987-1991, 1992-1993)
See also: ex-Clown Alley
Tom Flynn Bass (1990)
See also: Fang, ex-Hell's Kitchen
Joe Preston Bass (1991-1992)
See also: Last Empire, Thrones, Sumac (live), ex-The Whip, BEAST (live), ex-C Average, ex-Earth, ex-High on Fire, ex-Sunn O))), ex-Harvey Milk
Dale Nixon Drums (1992)
See also: Probot, Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures, Tenacious D (live), ex-Ghost (live), ex-Dain Bramage, ex-Harlingtox A.D., ex-Late!, ex-Nirvana, ex-Scream, ex-Eagles of Death Metal (live), ex-Queens of the Stone Age (live), ex-Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (live)
Billy Anderson Bass (1993)
See also: Trilobite, Deathstench (live), Tribes of Neurot, ex-Solodolor, Curezum, Spilth *!%, ex-Asva, ex-Porn, ex-Blessing the Hogs, ex-Good God
Mark Deutrom Bass (1993-1998)
See also: ex-Clown Alley, ex-Sunn O))) (live), ex-County Bucks
Dave Sahijdak Bass (1993)
Kevin Rutmanis Bass (1998-2005)
See also: ex-Fantômas, ex-Sabbath Assembly, ex-Cows, ex-Tomahawk
Dave Scott Stone Guitars (2000-2001), Bass (2004-2006)
See also: ex-Big Business, ex-LCD Soundsystem
Dave Lombardo Drums, Vocals (backing) (2002)
See also: Dead Cross, Fantômas, Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Grip Inc., ex-Slayer, ex-Testament, ex-Metal Allegiance (live), ex-Metallica (live), ex-Voodoocult, ex-Escape, ex-Pap Smear, ex-Philm, ex-Sabotage, ex-Misfits (live)
Mike Patton Vocals (2002)
See also: Dead Cross, Fantômas, Faith No More, ex-Mr. Bungle, Maldoror, Mike Patton, Mike Patton's Mondo Cane, Peeping Tom, Tētēma, Tomahawk, ex-Hemophiliac, ex-House of Discipline, ex-Kaada/Patton, ex-Lovage, ex-Moonchild Trio, ex-Moonraker, ex-Painkiller, ex-Patton & Rahzel, ex-Weird Little Boy, ex-Naked City (live), ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan (live)
Jello Biafra Vocals (2004-2005, 2008)
See also: Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, ex-Brujeria, ex-Ministry (live), ex-1000 Homo DJs, ex-Dead Kennedys, ex-Lard, ex-Pigface, ex-The No WTO Combo, ex-The WitchTrials, ex-Tumor Circus
Trevor Dunn Bass (2005-2009, 2011-2015)
See also: Fantômas, ex-Mr. Bungle, MadLove, Suit of Lights, Tomahawk, Trevor Dunn, Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant, ex-Obake (live), ex-David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness, ex-Electric Masada, ex-Secret Chiefs 3, ex-Slobber Pup, ex-The Rob Price Quartet, ex-The Nels Cline Singers (live)
Jared Warren Bass, Vocals (backing) (2006-2016)
See also: Big Business, ex-Karp, ex-The Whip
Coady Willis Drums, Vocals (backing) (2006-2016)
See also: Big Business, The Murder City Devils, White Shit, ex-Porn, ex-Broadcast Oblivion, ex-Dead Low Tide
Paul Leary Guitars (2014-2015)
See also: Butthole Surfers, Carny
Past (Live)
Gene Simmons Bass (1993, 1994)
See also: Gene Simmons, Kiss, ex-Plasmatics, ex-Bullfrog Bheer, ex-Wicked Lester
Buzz Osborne Guitars, Vocals (1983-present)
See also: Crystal Fairy, Fantômas, ex-Red Alpha Royale, King Buzzo, ex-Venomous Concept, ex-Fecal Matter
Dale Crover Drums (1984-present), Bass (2012-2013)
See also: Crystal Fairy, Porn, Fantômas (live), Shrinebuilder, ex-Red Alpha Royale, Altamont, Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends, Dale Crover, Plainfield, Primitive Race, Sawed Off, ex-Eyehategod (live), ex-Fecal Matter, ex-Nirvana, ex-Tres Padres, ex-Honky (live)
Jeff Pinkus Bass, Vocals (backing) (2013-2015, 2018-present)
See also: Butthole Surfers, Honky, ex-Daddy Longhead, ex-Rocket to Russia, ex-The Jackofficers
Steven McDonald Bass (2015-present)
See also: OFF!, Redd Kross, ex-The Green and Yellow TV
Matt Lukin Bass (1983-1988)
See also: ex-Mudhoney
Mike Dillard Drums (1983-1984, 2012-2013)
Lori "Lorax" Black Bass (1987-1991, 1992-1993)
See also: ex-Clown Alley
Tom Flynn Bass (1990)
See also: Fang, ex-Hell's Kitchen
Joe Preston Bass (1991-1992)
See also: Last Empire, Thrones, Sumac (live), ex-The Whip, BEAST (live), ex-C Average, ex-Earth, ex-High on Fire, ex-Sunn O))), ex-Harvey Milk
Dale Nixon Drums (1992)
See also: Probot, Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures, Tenacious D (live), ex-Ghost (live), ex-Dain Bramage, ex-Harlingtox A.D., ex-Late!, ex-Nirvana, ex-Scream, ex-Eagles of Death Metal (live), ex-Queens of the Stone Age (live), ex-Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (live)
Billy Anderson Bass (1993)
See also: Trilobite, Deathstench (live), Tribes of Neurot, ex-Solodolor, Curezum, Spilth *!%, ex-Asva, ex-Porn, ex-Blessing the Hogs, ex-Good God
Mark Deutrom Bass (1993-1998)
See also: ex-Clown Alley, ex-Sunn O))) (live), ex-County Bucks
Dave Sahijdak Bass (1993)
Kevin Rutmanis Bass (1998-2005)
See also: ex-Fantômas, ex-Sabbath Assembly, ex-Cows, ex-Tomahawk
Dave Scott Stone Guitars (2000-2001), Bass (2004-2006)
See also: ex-Big Business, ex-LCD Soundsystem
Dave Lombardo Drums, Vocals (backing) (2002)
See also: Dead Cross, Fantômas, Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Grip Inc., ex-Slayer, ex-Testament, ex-Metal Allegiance (live), ex-Metallica (live), ex-Voodoocult, ex-Escape, ex-Pap Smear, ex-Philm, ex-Sabotage, ex-Misfits (live)
Mike Patton Vocals (2002)
See also: Dead Cross, Fantômas, Faith No More, ex-Mr. Bungle, Maldoror, Mike Patton, Mike Patton's Mondo Cane, Peeping Tom, Tētēma, Tomahawk, ex-Hemophiliac, ex-House of Discipline, ex-Kaada/Patton, ex-Lovage, ex-Moonchild Trio, ex-Moonraker, ex-Painkiller, ex-Patton & Rahzel, ex-Weird Little Boy, ex-Naked City (live), ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan (live)
Jello Biafra Vocals (2004-2005, 2008)
See also: Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, ex-Brujeria, ex-Ministry (live), ex-1000 Homo DJs, ex-Dead Kennedys, ex-Lard, ex-Pigface, ex-The No WTO Combo, ex-The WitchTrials, ex-Tumor Circus
Trevor Dunn Bass (2005-2009, 2011-2015)
See also: Fantômas, ex-Mr. Bungle, MadLove, Suit of Lights, Tomahawk, Trevor Dunn, Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant, ex-Obake (live), ex-David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness, ex-Electric Masada, ex-Secret Chiefs 3, ex-Slobber Pup, ex-The Rob Price Quartet, ex-The Nels Cline Singers (live)
Jared Warren Bass, Vocals (backing) (2006-2016)
See also: Big Business, ex-Karp, ex-The Whip
Coady Willis Drums, Vocals (backing) (2006-2016)
See also: Big Business, The Murder City Devils, White Shit, ex-Porn, ex-Broadcast Oblivion, ex-Dead Low Tide
Paul Leary Guitars (2014-2015)
See also: Butthole Surfers, Carny
Past
Gene Simmons Bass (1993, 1994)
See also: Gene Simmons, Kiss, ex-Plasmatics, ex-Bullfrog Bheer, ex-Wicked Lester
Added by: eViL_dWeLlS Modified by: NordicFire74
Added on: 2002-08-19 19:56:13 Last modified on: 2018-07-11 13:17:13