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The Melvins Stream Queen Cover “You’re My Best Friend” Via Noisey; Pre-Orders Available Now

| 22 March 2013 | Reply


Mar. 21, 2013, San Francisco – The Melvins are streaming “You’re My Best Friend,” the band’s rendition of Queen’s classic song, via Noisey (

The song features Caleb Benjamin of Tweak Bird on vocals with the full Melvins line-up of Dale Crover, Buzz Osborne, Coady Willis and Jarred Warren.

Everybody Loves Sausages is set for an Apr. 30 release via Ipecac and can be pre-ordered via Amazon ( and iTunes (  The 13-track album features guests Mark Arm, Jello Biafra, JG Thirlwell and Scott Kelly on a wide variety of songs including Venom’s “Warhead,” Roxy Music’s “In Every Dream Home A Heartache” and The Scientists’ “Set It On Fire.”

The complete track listing with original artist and guest player notation:

1. Warhead (Venom; Guest: Scott Kelly of Neurosis)

2. You’re My Best Friend (Queen; Guest: Caleb Benjamin of Tweak Bird)

3. Black Betty (Original artist unknown)

4.  Set It On Fire (The Scientists; Guest: Mark Arm)

5.  Station To Station (David Bowie; Guest: JG Thirlwell)

6.  Attitude (The Kinks: Guest: Clem Burke of Blondie)

7.  Female Trouble (Divine, written by John Waters)

8.  Carpe Diem (The Fugs)

9.  Timothy Leary Lives (Pop-O-Pies)

10.  In Every Dream Home A Heartache (Roxy Music; Guests: Jello Biafra and Kevin Rutmanis)

11. Romance (Tales of Terror)

12.  Art School (The Jam; Guest: Tom Hazelmeyer)

13.  Heathen Earth (Throbbing Gristle)

The Melvins have also confirmed a June 1 performance on Scion Rock Fest in Memphis as well as a handful of U.S. dates in late May.  The band will travel to Europe in April for a number of Melvins and Melvins Lite performances.

Melvins Lite:

Apr. 23  Tourcoing, France  Le Grand Mix

Apr. 24  Brussels, Belgium  VK* Concerts

Apr. 25  Haarlem, Netherlands  Patronaat

Apr. 26  Cologne, Germany  Burgerhaus Stollwerck

Apr. 27  Luxembourg  Kulturfabrik

Apr. 28  Schorndorf, Germany  Club Manufaktur

Apr. 29  Geneva, Switzerland  L’Usine

Apr. 30  Livorno, Italy  The Cage

May 1  Milan, Italy  Bloom

May 2  Munich, Germany  Hansa 39

May 3  Prague, Czech Republic  Matrix

May 4  Wroclaw, Poland  Asymmetry Festival

May 5  Leipzig, Germany  UT Connewitz


May 7 & 8  Berlin, Germany  Festsaal Kreuzberg

May 10 & 11  Paris, France  Trabendo

May 13 & 14  Vienna, Austria  Arena Wien

May 16 & 17  Zurich, Switzerland  Rote Fabrik

May 19 & 20  London, UK  Electric Brixton

May 25  Baltimore, MD  Maryland Deathfest

May 27  Millvale, PA  Mr. Small’s Theatre

May 28  Columbus, OH  A&R Music Bar

May 29  Cincinnati OH  The Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

June 1  Memphis, TN  Scion Rock Fest

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