“He was too screwed up to finish working on the record”: Melvins Singer Talks Firing The Late Nirvana Singer Kurt Cobain

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In a recent video clip shared by Loudwire, Melvins singer and guitarist Buzz Osborne spoke to the band firing that of the late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain during the recording of the band’s album Houdini.

Houdini is the fifth studio album from the Melvins, released back in 1993; it was also the band’s first major label debut.

When starting out with the recording of this album, the late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain was brought on to be the producer.

However, while the idea of bringing on the late Nirvana singer may have been exciting for the Melvins at first, things did not work out super well between Cobain and the band.

In the video clip shared by Loudwire, Melvins singer and guitarist Buzz Osborne speaks to the issues working with Cobain. He talks about how the band fired him, and that Cobain was “too screwed up to finish working on the record.”

Osborne goes on to talk about how some folks may have said different things about why Cobain left the project, but Osborne continues to speak to what the band experienced working with the late Nirvana singer and guitarist.

Below, you can hear Buzz Osborne for yourself.

Melvins singer Buzz Osborne talks about Kurt Cobain


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The Melvins will be hitting the road starting in June. Below are all the dates and locations associated with that tour.

6/15 – Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar
6/16 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s
6/18 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
6/21 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s
6/22 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
6/23 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre
6/24 – -Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
6/25 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
6/27 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
6/28 – Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
6/29 – Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theatre
7/1 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest Café at the ArtsQuest Center
7/2 – Huntington, WV – The Loud
7/3 – Detroit, MI – El Club
7/5 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
7/6 – Davenport, IA – Racoon Motel
7/7 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
7/8 – Minneapolis, MN – Grumpy’s
7/9 – Fargo, ND – The Hall at Fargo Brewing Company
7/10 – Sioux Falls, SD – Icon Lounge
7/12 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Metro Music Hall
7/14 – Bozeman, MT – The ELM
7/15 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
7/16 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
7/17 – Eugene, OR – Sessions Music Hall
7/19 – Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
720 – Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone Berkeley


Words by: Michael Pementel