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The Melvins’ Buzz Osborne Recalls Past Tours With Nine Inch Nails and White Zombie

Lucy Johnston, Getty Images The Melvins are in the midst of their ’51 States in 51 Days’ tour, attempting to set a Guinness World Record for fastest tour of the United States. Frontman Buzz Osborne has been keeping a tour diary at Spin.com , and had some interesting observations about previous tours with Nine Inch Nails and White Zombie . Playing Sioux Falls, S.D. on the tour reminded Osbourne of the last time the Melvins played there, which was with Nine Inch Nails in the mid ’90s. He remembers NIN smashing up the dressing room there, causing about $30,000 in damage. “This was NIN’s ‘Downward Spiral’ tour, which ended up being the bands zenith, meaning it was their biggest and most interesting album along with the biggest and most semi-interesting point in their career,” Osborne writes. “I honestly didn’t know much about NIN before this tour. I mean I knew they were popular with the MTV baby rock crowd and that they had sold a lot of records but I had never actually listened to one of them. Why would I? I usually have no interest in checking out what sort of bands the baby rockers dig. This is as a result of almost always hating whatever bands the baby rockers dig.” Osborne says at least Nine Inch Nails and their crew were nice to them during the tour.  He can’t say the same about White Zombie, and unloads with both barrels. He describes it as the worst tour experience of his life, due mainly to a road manager dubbed ‘Mr. Mullet.’ “Mr. Mullet told us straight up that he was going to see to it that we got fu–ed over every night PA-wise in order to not piss off his boss, the swollen White Zombie dictator Rob Zombie,” Osborne recalls. “And it just went from there. He openly told us that Rob acted a prick to him, and that’s how life on the road was going to go for us as well. Perfect.” He goes on to say, “One insane thing after another every day for the whole tour. On one of the few times we actually got a soundcheck, Mr. Mullet came on stage and pulled the plug because Rob was eating and that we were to “shut the f–k up” because he didn’t like the “noise.” The ’51 States in 51 Days’ tour isn’t even halfway done yet, with plenty more tour diary entries to come. Hopefully Osborne will spill more great stories from the good old days as the tour progresses.

Foo Fighters Play Unplugged for Apple iPhone 5 Launch Party

While products like the iPod Touch or Nano may be tiny, it’s rare that the folks at Apple do anything concerning the launch of their products small. So with that in mind it should be of no surprise that they were able to secure one of the biggest rock bands in the land, the Foo Fighters, to play the Apple iPhone 5 launch party Wednesday (Sept. 12). Following the new

Metallica Share Live + Behind the Scenes Footage from Edmonton, Alberta Show

In a new lengthy video clip posted by Metallica, the metal band takes you behind the scenes at their meet and greet at one of their Canadian tour stops Edmonton, Alberta. Additionally, the video invites fans into Metallica’s intimate tuning room on tour and shares live footage of one of their biggest hits from the show that night (Aug 17) – the first of two shows there. The clip starts

Judas Priest to Release 30th Anniversary Edition of ‘Screaming for Vengeance’

Judas Priest’s 1982 album ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ will see a special 30th anniversary edition released on Sept. 4. The band’s eighth album has been their biggest commercial success and was their first record to go double-platinum. It included the hit singles ‘You’ve Got Another Thing Coming” and “Electric Eye.’ The 2012 version of ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ has been remastered, and includes several bonus tracks. ‘Devil’s Child’ and the ‘Turbo’ outtake

Slash Dishes On Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony

At the recent ceremony presenting Slash with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, Calif., the axe-slinger recruited his friend and neighbor Charlie Sheen to be his official Master of Ceremonies and to speak on his behalf. In a new interview with Fuse, Slash explains how that curious kinship came to be, his biggest supporter at the ceremony and his initial shock about receiving the honor. “When

Rockstar Mayhem Fest 2012 Full Lineup & Tour Dates Revealed [SLIPKNOT, SLAYER]

It's that time of year again! The time where we announce the lineup for the biggest festival of the summer, Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest. This year's lineup is ridiculous, so let's get to it. The main stage will feature Slipknot's return to the United States for their first tour since the passing off Paul Gray. …

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