June 5, 2012


Kurt Cobain's Favorite Punk Band Tries to Break Guinness World Record

Gary Wolstenholme
Gary Wolstenholme

The Melvins, Kurt Cobain's favorite punk band (who just tried to sell their tour van decorated with the Nirvana frontman's drawings of KISS), are about to try to break a world record! The Washington Stave natives -- they grew up in Montesano, one town over from Cobain's Aberdeen -- are going for the fastest tour of the entire United States, which seems both amazing and suicidal, given the realities of old punk bands' tour life (read: unhealthy).

According to Spin, the trek begins September 5 in Anchorage, AK, and takes the band through 51 days of shows in all 50 states, before finally closing out in Honolulu, HI, on October 25. They will not have a single day off

The Melvins are supporting their 21st studio album Freak Puke, and the band will tour as a "lite" version with three players. That should free up some space in the van!

In a statement, bandleader King Buzzo said, "We figured it was time for us to do something really crazy... Jeez! I wonder if we can do it?" 

Check out all of their tour dates here, then head to the comments section to let us know if you plan to see the Melvins on tour.