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Melvins recruit Butthole Surfers

The Melvins have teamed up with members of Butthole Surfers for their 20th album.

Hold It In – The Melvins’ first album since 2013’s Tres Cabrones – will be released on Monday, October 13.

Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover recruited Butthole Surfers duo Paul Leary and JD Pinkus for the recording sessions. Osborne says: “Hold It In is a refreshing piece of fiction in a boring world of fact and bullshit.

“Paul is one of the best guitar players I have ever heard and Pinkus has an outside the box type of approach to both guitar and bass that you just have to let it ride. I can’t believe this actually happened. I’m thrilled.”

The band kick off a US tour on October 15.

Stef wrote close to 5000 stories during his time as assistant online news editor and later as online news editor between 2014-2016. An accomplished reporter and journalist, Stef has written extensively for a number of UK newspapers and also played bass with UK rock favourites Logan. His favourite bands are Pixies and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Stef left the world of rock'n'roll news behind in late 2016 and has since moved to his beloved Canada.