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    The Melvins '51 States in 51 Days' Tour Diary, Day 51: Buzzo's Epilogue and Van Thoughts

    Sludge-metal pioneers the Melvins are attempting to break a world record: 51 shows in 51 states in 51 days. Join SPIN for their exclusive tour diary of this ridiculous and completely inadvisable endeavor! Catch up here.October 20, 2012 – Norman, OK @ Opalis ProductionOctober 21, 2012 – Albuquerque, NM @ LaunchpadOctober 22, 2012 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent BallroomOctober 23, 2012 – Las Vegas, NV @ Las Vegas Country SaloonOctober 24, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever CemeteryOctober 25, 2012 – Honolulu, HI @ The Republik51 down, 0 to go!We are nearing the end of this tour. All that needs to happen now is for some unexplained disaster like malaria or lumber lung to strike us down leaving this pointless 50-state touring "brass ring" just out of reach. We should cancel Hawaii so we have do the whole thing over again. Ha!

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    The Melvins '51 States in 51 Days' Tour Diary, Days 36-38: Why Buddy Holly Died

    Sludge-metal pioneers the Melvins are attempting to break a world record: 51 shows in 51 states in 51 days. Join SPIN for their exclusive tour diary of this ridiculous and completely inadvisable endeavor! Catch up here.October 10, 2012 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s CradleOctober 11, 2012 – Knoxville, TN @ The Square Room October 12, 2012 – Greenville, SC @ The Handle Bar 38 down, 13 to goThey keep telling us we aren't really in the "south" yet and they've been telling us this since we left Washington, D.C. The "south" wasn't in Virginia and apparently, if you believe what the locals told us, then North Carolina isn't in the "south" either. It's almost like they don't want to admit that they live in the "south."Where is the "south" then? God knows….It's all the same as far as I'm concerned.To me, everything outside of Los Angeles is the "south" including places like San Diego.

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    The Melvins '51 States in 51 Days' Tour Diary, Days 29 & 30: Rock Stars Don't Care About You

    Sludge-metal pioneers the Melvins are attempting to break a world record: 51 shows in 51 states in 51 days. Join SPIN for their exclusive tour diary of this ridiculous and completely inadvisable endeavor! Catch up here.October 2, 2012 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met Cafe October 3, 2012 – Newhaven, CT @ Toad’s Place October 4, 2012 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg 30 down, 21 to goAs a result of this SPIN tour blog we have actually had people asking us questions like how we could say such horrible things about these bloated, multimillionaire rock stars. And they always leave it off like at any moment we're about to get dragged before some rock'n'roll kangaroo court to stand tall before the man and pay for our ungodly sins against these talented and humanitarian pillars of absolute rock'n'roll dignity.

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    The Melvins '51 States in 51 Days' Tour Diary, Days 21 & 22: Bono Is a 'Rich Idiot,' Freak Asks About Cobain

    Sludge-metal pioneers the Melvins are attempting to break a world record: 51 shows in 51 states in 51 days. Join SPIN for their exclusive tour diary of this ridiculous and completely inadvisable endeavor! Catch up here.September 25, 2012 – Cleveland, OH @ The Grog ShopSeptember 26, 2012 – Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street 22 down, 29 to goWe are well into this infernal tour and now it's dark. Well, it's not actually dark but that's what Frank Booth would say and I've been on a Blue Velvet bender as of late, meaning I've watched all or part of the movie Blue Velvet for the last eight nights. Best sex scenes ever put to film! I can't watch those parts without laughing my ass off and laughs are good on tour, they give you the strength to go about your day and make it easier to face life itself.

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    The Melvins '51 States in 51 Days' Tour Diary, Day 14: Rob Zombie Sucks

    Sludge-metal pioneers the Melvins are attempting to break a world record: 51 shows in 51 states in 51 days. Join SPIN for their exclusive tour diary of this ridiculous and completely inadvisable endeavor! Catch up here.September 17, 2012 – Sioux Falls, SD @ The Vault September 18, 2012 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium 14 down, 37 to goI made everyone listen to the Judy Garland live at Carnegie Hall album from top to bottom today on the drive. I think it's a totally weird and amazing record. Actually, it's a really weird album with Judy obviously blasted off her ass on what I would guess to be a wicked combination of barbiturates and booze.

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    The Melvins '51 States in 51 Days' Tour Diary, Days 5, 6 & 7: George Thorogood Demands an Apology!

    Sludge-metal pioneers the Melvins are attempting to break a world record: 51 shows in 51 states in 51 days. Join SPIN for their exclusive tour diary of this ridiculous and completely inadvisable endeavor! Catch up here. September 9, 2012 – Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Lounge September 10, 2012 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue September 11, 2012 – Cheyenne, WY @ Forum 619 7 down, 44 to go I don't think there was two miles of straight road between Boise and Missoula. You are basically driving half a figure eight for hours on end. This added about two and a half hours to an already long drive. There are no freeways between those two cities. Great. The last time we drove through that neck of the woods we got a lot of, "Why don't you go back to California" from the Idaho locals because of the California plates on our van. Great again. Thank you!

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    The Melvins '51 States in 51 Days' Tour Diary, Days 1 & 2: Riding the Stripper Bus in Alaska

    Sludge-metal pioneers the Melvins are attempting to break a world record: 51 shows in 51 states in 51 days. Join SPIN for their exclusive tour diary of this ridiculous and completely inadvisable endeavor! September 5, 2012 – Anchorage, AK @ Bear Tooth Theatre and Pub September 6, 2012 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market 2 down, 49 to go We literally had to step over used syringes as we loaded the gear out of our practice space in downtown Los Angeles. Hmmm…I can't wait to get back. We are now calling this tour "51 States in 51 Days" because we think DC should be a state. Nonetheless, no one is listening to us about that, or much else really. So we drive to Seattle, leave our gear and then fly to Anchorage for the first show of the trip.

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