"...Buzz Osborne takes a sonic sidestep on Sunday at Red 7, leaving his trusty EGC axe and Sunn Beta amp head at home in favor of a Chinese Blueridge acoustic guitar. We sparred with the ever immodest Melvins mainstay about his solo tour and new LP, This Machine Kills Artists...."
"...When forming the Melvins in Washington State at Montesano High School in 1983, with drummer Mike Dillard and future Mudhoney bassist Matt Lukin, guitarist/vocalist/mainstay Buzz “King Buzzo” Osborne admits that lasting three decades wasn’t even a fantasy. Tonight’s 30th anniversary show at the Mohawk is no less surprising to the 49-year-old...."
"...We ended up having one day off before the tour started, because I was actually running sound and tour managing and playing in Unsane. Rehearsal was in San Jose, and we got Vin into the hospital, then told Buzz [Osborne] everything that happened, and he’s like, “Oh, Jesus..."
"...It was such a strange time that even the Melvins, a turgidly slow band whose leader Buzz Osborne had taught Kurt Cobain to play guitar and was often referred to in a complimentary fashion by Cobain, was courted heavily by majors despite his band's rampant un-commerciality. At one point, Osborne was approached by T-Bone Burnett, who said he desperately wanted to produce them...."
"...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..."
"...• Melvin's guitar Goliath Buzz Osborne hits the Record Label Rummage Sale today, noon-5pm at Obsolete Industries (1200 E. 12th), playing a solo acoustic set – an unthinkable move for the renowned distortion monger..."
"..."I was in the studio recording and I got a phone call from Buzz [Osborne]," recalls Deutrom. "He said, 'We're gonna move in a different direction, and that doesn't include you.' I found it personally pretty offensive after working for them for 10 or 12 years..."
"...Montesano’s grunge godfathers return with extra bottom thanks to their current twin bass configuration. Butthole Surfer Jeff Pinkus and Redd Kross four-stringer Steve McDonald join frightwigged guitarist Buzz Osborne and drummer Dale Crover on Pinkus Abortion Technician, a tight collection of red-eyed denim rippers that includes two Surfers covers..."
"...Fiddle mystic Warren Ellis (Bad Seeds, Dirty Three, Grinderman) lords over the stirring second side, which finds Memphis miscreant Joey Killingsworth singing murder ballad “The Sound of Laughter.” Then, fern-haired Melvins bellower Buzz Osborne sings a singularly moving version of the saddest song Cash ever covered: “Long Black Veil.”..."
"...Returning to the stage, he introduced his take on “I’d Have to Be Crazy” by acknowledging its Texas songwriter, the late Steven Fromholz, rather than its popularizer, Willie Nelson. Likewise, the closing romp of the Osborne Brothers’ “Listening to the Rain” spliced in T..."
"...My songs are going to come out sounding a certain way whether I want them to or not, because it’s just what happens. Even Buzz [Osborne] and Dale [Crover] from the Melvins told me that too, when they were working with me on the albums I made with them [2004’s Never Breathe What You Can’t See and ‘05’s Sieg Howdy]...."
"..."It's what pours out of me when I write songs," he demurs, before conceding the point. "Even Buzz [Osborne] and Dale [Crover] from the Melvins told me that when I worked with them [on 2004/2005 hard-rock gems Never Breathe What You Can't See and Sieg Howdy]..."
"...After that, it's down to the Paramount Theatre, where he'll take part in the Lou Reed tribute. Williamson's busy, too, talking punk rock and tech with Melvins guitarist Buzz Osborne at the "From Riffs to Bits" panel today at the Convention Center, 12:30pm, room 12AB..."
"...The pioneering congregation, which seems to have invented grunge, slowcore, and stoner metal all at once, practically gave a seminar in the art of heavy. From slow and sludgy to quick and punky, the trio – guitarist Buzz Osborne and drummer Dale Crover joined by Honky’s Jeff Pinkus – never faltered or fucked up, its sarcastic skronk pumping fresh air into the extreme metal-soaked atmosphere...."
"...Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover had already made their sludgy mark on the underground when they appropriated noise rockers Big Business and became a double-drum-set quartet in 2006, effectively making one of the heaviest bands even heavier. On Saturday, Butthole Surfer JD Pinkus subs on bass while Jared Warren breeds..."
"...AC: It has a really great collection of guys talking about the Cosmic Psychos: Buzz Osborne from the Melvins, Mark Arm from Mudhoney, Eddie Vedder, Butch Vig. What was it like listening to what they had to say about you?..."
"...1984: Kurt Cobain obsesses with Black Flag's "Damaged II" on a mixtape the Melvins' Buzz Osborne makes him. That September, Cobain sells his record collection to see Black Flag in Seattle...."
"...Both bands lay waste to the Mohawk on Friday. See "Music Listings" for chatter with Melvins' front 'fro Buzz Osborne...."
"...For a band that's spent most of its career playing largely the same riff faster and slower, the Melvins have made it work. After a few questionable efforts, 2006's (A) Senile Animal brought them to the brink of thud-rock catchiness, and Nude With Boots, their second effort with Big Business' Jared Warren and Coady Willis, continues to muscle up that foursome, the BBs proving the long-lost rhythm section to drummer Dale Crover and guitarist Buzz Osborne..."
"...Want to see someone famous? Or at least semifamous? Try standing in line. Friends of Houston Press Music Editor (and TCB pal) John Nova Lomax waited next to Buzz Osborne of the Melvins (DFW airport), James Iha, and Kanye West's DJ 8-Trak (Convention Center)....."