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Back in 2012, THE MELVINS took a shot a a World Record-setting tour of the United States + Washington D.C. Starting a 51-day trek on Sept. 5, 2012 in Anchorage, Alaska, the tour wrapped up fifty-one days later, Oct. 25, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Now comes the release of Across The USA in 51 Days: The Movie, a full documentary about THE MELVINS' incredible tour... shot entirely on smartphones. The DVD will be released on November 13, and is up for pre-order on Amazon and the official Ipecac Recordings webstore.

Flashback - My favorite MELVINS song, which I last wrote about back in 2011:

Want to see THE MELVINS on tour for yourself? A pair of Los Angeles dates were just-announced:
Oct. 24 - Melvins Lite (Buzz, Dale & Trevor) at The Echo
Oct. 31 – The Melvins (Buzz, Dale and Jeff Pinkus) at The Echo
THE MELVINS Fall 2015 Tour Dates:
September 16     Tilburg, Netherlands     Incubate Festival
September 18     Angers, France     La Chabada
September 19     Paris, France     La Bataclan
September 20     Belfort, France     Poudriere
September 21     Koln, Germany     Underground
September 22     Hamburg, Germany     LOGO
September 23     Bremen, Germany     Lagerhaus
September 24     Berlin, Germany     Berghain
September 25     Leipzig, Germany     UT Connewitz
September 26     Prague, Czech Republic     Futurm
September 27     Budapest, Hungary     A38
September 28     Austria, Bezirk Landstrasse     Arena Wien
September 29     Zagreb, Croatia     Mochvara
September 30     Bologna, Italy     Locomotiv Club
October 1     Milan, Italy     Leoncavallo
October 2     Lyon, France     L’Epicerie Modern
October 3     Pratteln, Switzerland     Up In Smoke Fest
October 5     Munich, Germany     Feierwerk
October 6     Frankfurt, Germany     Zoom
October 8     Reading, UK     Sub89
October 9     Manchester, UK     Gorilla
October 10     London, UK     Electric Ballroom
October 24     Los Angeles, CA      The Echo
October 31     Los Angeles, CA     The Echo

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James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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