Melvins have announced the dates for their spring tour, including a month in Europe playing both Melvins Lite and some Residency shows with the full lineup! Vice's Noisey also premiered a new track today from the forthcoming covers album Everybody Loves Sausages, Queen's "You're My Best Friend" which features guest vocals from Caleb Benjamin of Tweak Bird.

Melvins Lite European Tour
April 22, 2013 - Bristol, England - Exchange
April 23, 2013 - Tourcoing, France - Le Grand Mix
April 24, 2013 - Brussels, Belgium - VK
April 25, 2013 - Haarlem, The Netherlands - Patronaat
April 26, 2013 - Cologne/Köln, Germany - Bürgerhaus Stollwerck
April 27, 2013 - Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg - Kulturfabrik
April 28, 2013 - Schorndorf, Germany - Manufaktur
April 29, 2013 - Geneva, Switzerland - L'Usine PTR
April 30, 2013 - Livorno, Italy - The Cage Theatre
May 01, 2013 - Mezzago, Italy - Bloom
May 02, 2013 - Munich, Germany - Hansa 39
May 03, 2013 - Prague, Czech Republic - Matrix Klub
May 04, 2013 - Wroclaw, Poland - Asymmetry Festival
May 05, 2013 - Leipzig, Germany - UT Konnewitz

Melvins European Residency
May 07, 2013 - Berlin, Germany - Festsaal Kreuzberg - Day 1 (playing Lysol, Eggnog and Houdini)
May 08, 2013 - Berlin, Germany - Festsaal Kreuzberg - Day 2 (playing Bullhead and Stoner Witch)
May 10, 2013 - Paris, France - Le Trabendo - Day 1
May 11, 2013 - Paris, France - Le Trabendo - Day 2
May 13, 2013 - Vienna, Austria - Arena - Day 1
May 14, 2013 - Vienna, Austria - Arena - Day 2
May 16, 2013 - Zurich, Switzerland - Rote Fabrik - Day 1
May 17, 2013 - Zurich, Switzerland - Rote Fabrik - Day 2
May 19, 2013 - London, England - Electric Brixton - Day 1
May 20, 2013 - London, England - Electric Brixton - Day 2
May 21, 2013 - Bristol, England - Exchange - Day 1
May 22, 2013 - Bristol, England - Exchange - Day 2

May 25, 2013 - Baltimore, MD - Maryland Deathfest
May 27, 2013 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 28, 2013 - Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar
May 29, 2013 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
June 01, 2013 - Memphis, TN - Scion Rock Fest 

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Jeff Pinkus of the Butthole Surfers & Honky spoke to the Austin Chronicle about his recent collaboration with the Melvins and their soon to be released EP entitled 'PINKUS':

  •  In December, Melvins drummer Dale Crover performed with Honky, the local trio led by the Surfers' favored bassist Jeff Pinkus. Not long afterward, he met with Crover and Melvins singer/guitarist Buzz Osborne in L.A. for some writing and recording. The session, engineered by Big Business/Melvins wingman Toshi Kasai, yielded four songs, two written and sung by Pinkus. Titled "Pist Pistoferson" and "AM Radio Head," they reined the sludge vets into Pinkus' world of "big stupid rock songs." The other two tunes, penned by Osborne, utilize the cryptic tunings and oozing riffage that remain distinctly Melvins. "My songwriting is so much more structured than theirs," laughs Pinkus. "I write in a rock way whereas Buzz comes up with riffs so intricate that we'd have to remind ourselves what we did last practice. That's probably why they want me as a bass player, because I can remember his parts when he can't!" Pinkus and Osborne even did a little role reversal, switching off guitar and bass duties on one song. The EP, titled Pinkus, comes out on AmRep this spring. Many of the label's releases are in quantities of 700 and sell out quickly. "The Melvins put out so much stuff that this will be only a brief blurb in the timeline of their releases," reflects Pinkus. "But for me it's something that I've been real proud to be a part of."

MNoriginal did a great feature on Tom Hazelmeyer, the Dear Leader of Amphetamine Reptile Records...

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