MELVINS Recruit NIRVANA's Krist Novoselic For Basses Loaded, Slam Dave Grohl
Melvins doesn't exactly seem like the type of band that shies away from doing whatever the fuck it feels like at any given time, and its upcoming album Basses Loaded is no different. So far, the band has recruited bassists Krist Novoselic (ex-Nirvana), Steve McDonald (Redd Kross), J.D. Pinkus (Butthole Surfers), Trevor Dunn (ex-Mr. Bungle, etc.), and Jared Warren (Big Business) as bassists for the record. Not to mention drummer Dale Crover will be taking up bass on the album for the first time since 1983!
Here's a brand new song from the album titled "Hideous Woman," courtesy of Rolling Stone.
Oh, and the band also claims Dave Grohl blew them off for the recording of this record!
“We had recorded a little bit with Krist Novoselic. And that was a really, really funny story. It was before where [the surviving members of Nirvana] played with Paul McCartney. Dave Grohl had said that he wanted to do all that stuff with us. He wanted to do Nirvana songs with the Melvins, and maybe have David Yow singing. So Krist Novoselic came down and we started rehearsing, and Dave was supposed to show up — and he just never showed up. Blew it off, totally. And it was his idea! I didn’t appreciate that, you know? I’m a lot of things, but one thing I’m not doing is sitting next to the phone in curlers, waiting for Dave Grohl to call me, you know? When he totally blows you off like that, it’s fucked. But whatever. There’s nothing I can do about that. So we did some recording with Krist while he was here.
Dave never talked to me about it in the first place. Dave talked to Krist about it in the first place. … We were rehearsing with me Krist, Dale and David Yow. Dave just was supposed to show up, never showed up. I was like, “Krist, let’s just go to his house. You know where he lives.” He wouldn’t do it. So next thing you know, they’re doing all this stuff with Paul McCartney.”
“I don’t do that to people, you know? Generally when I come up with an idea for something and it’s my idea, and people fly down there on their own dime, which is whatKrist did, and then you leave him hanging. That’s not something I’m known for. But Dave, he’s busy playing songs at the Oscars and shit.”
As if the band and Grohl don't have a bit of history…