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Melvins’ Buzz Osborne: Nirvana’s Biggest Hits Are Structurally the Same as Hair Metal’s Biggest Hits

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Nirvana and Melvins are almost attached at the hip when it comes to rock history. As one of Kurt Cobain's biggest influences, Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne has always been able to offer fascinating insight on Cobain and Nirvana as a whole. In a new interview, Osborne shares an interesting take on Nirvana, comparing the band's songwriting to "a hair metal band's biggest hits."

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Melvins’ Buzz Osborne Criticizes Kurt Cobain + Smashing Pumpkins

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Ipecac Recordings

Nirvana and Melvins will forever be connected in rock history. Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain famously cited Melvins as perhaps his greatest influence, inspiring the would-be grunge icon to create a specific blend of punk rock and sludge which would turn Cobain into the voice of disenfranchised youth. However, Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne and longtime friend of Cobain doesn't have the most positive viewpoint of the musician, as evidenced in a new interview.

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Melvins Cut Short Vancouver Show After Bottle Throwing Incident

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According to an eyewitness report, the legendary Melvins chose to end their Aug. 19 show in Vancouver a bit early due to a bottle throwing incident. Apparently, frontman Buzz Osborne was so pissed off from being hit in the chest with a bottle that he left the stage, soon to be followed by his Melvins bandmates.

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The Melvins Announce North American Tour to Celebrate Band’s 30th Anniversary

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Ipecac Recordings

Sludgy alt-rock legends the Melvins have just announced a string of North American dates to celebrate the band's 30th anniversary.

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The Melvins Unveil Cover of Queen’s ‘You’re My Best Friend’

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Lucy Johnston, Getty Images

The Melvins are on their way back with what they're calling "an unconventional covers album" and they're giving fans a taste of the 'Everybody Loves Sausages' disc by serving up their take on the Queen classic 'You're My Best Friend.'

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The Melvins + Municipal Waste Lead Partial List of Bands Revealed for 2013 Scion Rock Fest

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The Melvins and Municipal Waste are among the acts booking their tickets to Memphis in June to take part in the 2013 Scion Rock Fest. Though the full lineup has yet to be revealed, the Scion AV blog has unveiled a wealth of the bands taking part in this year's event.

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The Melvins Unveil ‘Everybody Loves Sausages’ Covers Album

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Lucy Johnston, Getty Images

Ever wonder how the Melvins came up with the sound they did over the years? You can take a peek under their collective hoods April 30 as the band lays out their influences for fans with the new covers album, 'Everybody Loves Sausages.'

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

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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.

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‘Melvan’ Featuring Artwork by Kurt Cobain Sells for $24,701 on eBay

Melvan
eBay

As an automobile, this 1972 Dodge van has seen better days. But as a pop culture artifact, it's worth over $20,000, thanks to some scribbling Kurt Cobain did on the side during his stint as a roadie for sludge metal pioneers the Melvins.

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Melvins Tour Van With Kurt Cobain Artwork Up for Auction Again

Melvan
eBay

If you didn’t spend your life savings purchasing the childhood home of Ronnie James Dio on eBay recently, there’s another auction up for grabs that might interest fans of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.

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