Rob Zombie is a “decrease-level fuckhead”, says Buzz Osborne of the Melvins


“We each got treated like fucking dogshit”

In a new interview, grunge and alt-metal pioneer Buzz Osborne known as out Rob Zombie for getting a “lower-level fuckhead.”

Speaking to Rolling Stone, the Melvins vocalist and guitarist was asked to list his favourite grunge albums. Naming the likes of Nirvana‘s ‘Nevermind’, Soundgarden‘s ‘Badmotorfinger’, Mudhoney‘s ‘Touch Me, I’m Sick’, amongst other people, it was when he brought up Babes in Toyland‘s ‘Spanking Machine’ that the conversation got fascinating.

“We played a lot of shows with [Babes in Toyland] back then, and they have been constantly enjoyable,” Osborne recalled. “We did a tour with them and White Zombie, and we each got treated like fucking dogshit on that tour by the powers that be. It was a massively unnecessary circumstance of pointless rock-star behavior. I do not know what was going by way of [Rob Zombie’s] head, but if creating enemies is what you set out to do, effectively, mission achieved.”

Jeff Pinkus, Buzz Osbourne and Steven Shane McDonald of the Melvins execute at ‘I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell’ in January 2019.

Continuing to talk about Zombie’s actions, he added: “I’ve been about individuals you would look at a rock star, like the guys in KISS, and they never ever behaved like that. It just tends to make you hate decrease-level fuckheads like Rob Zombie even far more. If I got treated like that by the fucking mailman, I’d hate his guts. So it was enjoyable to have Babes in Toyland along.”

Rob Zombie could not be capable to make amends with the Melvins, but he did handle to place to bed his dispute with a single-time foe Marilyn Manson. This summer season the two will embark on the third outing of their ‘Twins of Evil Tour’, entitled: ‘Twins of Evil: Hell By no means Dies’.

The run of North American dates will take spot in July and August, kicking off in Baltimore on July 9 and wrapping up in Gilford, New Hampshire on August 18. The duo will execute 24 shows along the way.

Meanwhile, Marilyn Manson, Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx and Rob Zombie teamed up at a New Year’s Eve Ozzfest occasion, hosted by Ozzy Osbourne, to cover The Beatles‘ ‘Helter Skelter’.

The cover was officially released in July 2018 by Manson and Zombie who described their version as “heavier, weirder and far more groove-oriented.”


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