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Melvins
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Group Members Buzz Osborne
Dale Crover
Jared Warren
Coady Willis
Mike Dillard (Melvins 1983)
Trevor Dunn (Melvins Lite)
Jeff Pinkus
Past Group Members Matt Lukin
Lori Black
Joe Preston
Mark Deutrom
Kevin Rutmanis
Music Genre (Text) Sludge metal
doom metal
stoner rock
drone metal
noise rock
experimental rock
alternative metal
hardcore punk
Music Genre Pop/Rock
Origin Montesano, Washington, United States
Year(s) Active 1983–present
Record Label C/Z
Alchemy
Boner
Atlantic
Amphetamine Reptile
Man's Ruin
Ipecac
Your Choice
Alternative Tentacles
Slap A Ham
Official Websites melvins.com
Associated Acts Altamont
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The Melvins are an American band that formed in 1983. They usually perform as a trio, but in recent years have performed as a four piece with two drummers. Since 1984, singer and guitarist Buzz Osborne (also known as King Buzzo) and drummer Dale Crover have been the band's ongoing members. The band was named after a supervisor at a Thriftway in Montesano, Washington, where Osborne also worked as a clerk. "Melvin" was despised by other employees, and the band's members felt it to be an appropriately ridiculous name.

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