Il lost album con Mike Kunka (come Mike & The Melvins), il tour con Melt Banana e Napalm Death, un imminente 10″ live e il nuovo album ‘Basses Loaded’ che sarà fuori il 3 giugno via Ipecac. I Melvins mai domi tornano con un disco a cui hanno collaborato sei bassisti: Steve McDonald (Redd Kross), Krist Novoselic, Trevor Dunn, Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers), Jared Warren (Big Business) e Dale Crover. Buzz Osbourne racconta al Rolling Stone: “We had recorded a little bit with Krist Novoselic. And that was a really, really funny story. It was before where [the surviving members of Nirvana] played with Paul McCartney. Dave Grohl had said that he wanted to do all that stuff with us. He wanted to do Nirvana songs with the Melvins, and maybe have David Yow singing. So Krist Novoselic came down and we started rehearsing, and Dave was supposed to show up — and he just never showed up. Blew it off, totally. And it was his idea! I didn’t appreciate that, you know? I’m a lot of things, but one thing I’m not doing is sitting next to the phone in curlers, waiting for Dave Grohl to call me, you know? When he totally blows you off like that, it’s fucked. But whatever. There’s nothing I can do about that. So we did some recording with Krist while he was here”.