Published On August 22, 2013 | By Brett Buchanan | Featured, Grunge Report, Melvins

Thanks to Ray for this story about a Melvins show from a couple nights ago:

“Hey. I went to the Melvins last night at the commodore ballroom in vancouver. Towards the end of the show someone threw a bottle that reportedly hit buzzo in the chest. The music stopped, he said fuck you guys and walked off. Dale came up and demanded to know who had thrown it. When no one owned up he said see ya and the roadies proceeded to take down gear. One roadie collected all the setlists and put them in his pocket. However, the perpetrator had been apprehended by some of the crowd members and handed over to security. He was brought outside and identified by buzzo himself who proceeded to get into a vehicle and leave, ignoring everyone but the authorities. The bottle thrower was arrested but that’s as much as I know. Much of Houdini was in the set as well as Sweet Willy Rollbar. One part of the set featured a roadie taking over drums for Dale while he gobbled down a banana taken out of his pants. He then sang lead for the song that followed. Im pretty sure the bass player was a member of the opening act Honky. Dale was accompanied by Coady Willis on drums. I like to think Honey Bucket would have been the closer.”

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  1. Martin says:

    The guy who took over the drums in the last part of the show wasn’t a roadie, it was actually Mike Dillard, the original Melvins drummer from 1983.

  2. Ed says:

    What “fan” throws a bottle at a show? Douchebag. Buzzo had every reason to end early!!!

  3. Peace Frog says:

    I love George “The Animal” Steele’s new hair!

  4. Mike says:

    Vancouver continues to represent Canada well, I see.

  5. Pingback: Melvins Cancel Vancouver Show After Bottle Throwing Incident

  6. Deviate says:

    Nice job, stupid Canadians.

  7. Youguysaregay says:

    How the hell does a supposed music journalist not know who Jeff Pinkus is? “…Pretty sure he was a member of the opening act…” Douchery.

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