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More News From the Pit: Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora Fired, Melvins Bottled Off Stage

- The ongoing saga between Bon Jovi and estranged guitarist Richie Sambora has reportedly led to his firing from the band's current tour.

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Melvins’ Buzz Osbourne Shares Privilege of Using Signature EGC Guitars

Phoenix New Times music blog 'Up On the Sun' recently caught up with Melvins guitarist Buzz Osbourne (a.k.a. King Buzzo) while the band was kicking off their 30th Anniversary Tour in the Arizona city. Osbourne discusses many aspects about his band's storied career, his five favorite Melvins albums, and his incredibly unique aluminum and acrylic guitars made by Electrical Guitar Company.

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AFI, Samhain Members Join Cold Cave

Even though American Nightmare has been keeping busy lately playing reunion shows, that doesn't mean vocalist Wes Eisold is putting his other group, Cold Cave, to bed. Just this week, Eisold posted a photo on Cold Cave's Instagram pro

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Melvins, ‘National Hamster’ — Stream a Song from the Band’s Forthcoming EP

Next Tuesday, grungy metal lifers the Melvins drop 'The Bulls and the Bees,' a five-song EP that will be available for free download via Scion A/V. Noisecreep is stoked to have an exclusive stream of 'National Hamster,' the track that closes the collection, though not as stoked as Dale Crover was to p

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Melvins Frontman Admits a Third of Their Shows Are Still Disasters

Metallic, experimental sludge pioneers the Melvins just launched a month-long tour of the western U.S. in Minneapolis. Dates run through Oct. 12 in Costa Mesa, Calif.

They will be touring to support their

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Melvins, ‘The Water Glass’ — Song Premiere

There are no rules for the Melvins. OK, it has to be loud. It's been an ear defining 26 years of down tuning for the legendary act, but who would have predicted a military drum cadence would open the band's forthcoming album, 'The Bride Screamed Murder'? Well it turns out 'The Water Glass' has been a long time coming, as Melvin head honcho Buzz Osborne told Noisecreep he had been wanting to do this song for some time -- and with the continued mirrored lefty/righty percussion of longtime drummer Dale Crover and Big Business kit man Coady Willis, now is the time.

"I think it's a really good mix of heavy metal, the cadence thing," says Osborne. "I

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Isis Call it Quits

In 1998 it began with 'The Mosquito Control' EP, embossed with a metallic insect that became the seal of the quintet and containing what for most became the first listens of a spacious yet destructive sound -- which became the pin pointed definition of post-metal. Afte

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AmRep Celebrate 25 Years With Custom Pedals and a Festival

If you're talking noise rock (and you should be), Amphetamine Reptile Records is going to be at the forefront of the conversation. Tom Hazelmyer, marine at at the time, founded the legendary label in 1986 to put out records for his band Halo of Flies. But soon the la

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Conan, ‘Horseback Battle Hammer’ — New Album

After hearing the debut album from Conan, 'Horseback Battle Hammer,' we can't help but wonder if the recent spate of earthquakes plaguing the globe might have been caused by the reverberations emanating from Conan's U.K.-based practice space. Tuned impossibly low, they make even SunnO)

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Melvins Frontman King Buzzo: ‘The Truth Doesn’t Set Me Free’

'The Bride Screamed Murder' will get added to the unruly canon of the Melvins in under a month. The legendary frontman Buzz Osborne described it to Noisecreep as one of the better albums the 26-year-old band has put out. "Surprisingly enough," Osborne (who also goes by King Buzzo) giggled throug

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