April 7th, 2014
"Did I just turn into Layne Staley?" The Butthole Surfers’ Paul Leary recently discovered that his head was replaced in that long-circulating Kurt Cobain–meets–Layne Staley fake.

"Did I just turn into Layne Staley?" The Butthole Surfers’ Paul Leary recently discovered that his head was replaced in that long-circulating Kurt Cobain–meetsLayne Staley fake.

March 26th, 2014

Watch Butthole Surfers’ Gibby Haynes Discuss Book About City Gardens Club on “The Daily Show”: Haynes told a story about getting “bitched at by a hormone-crazed soccer mom” after a show for his on-stage behavior. His retort: “What are you doing after the show?” 

(Book info here.)

August 10th, 2013

Via the Onion A.V. Club:

The ice cream-related attack you’re about to witness—or maybe just witnessed—was not planned in advance, though I realize it looks perfectly staged. Yes, we had legendary noise-rock band The Melvins out in Chicago’s beautiful Humboldt Park, and yes, we had the spankin’ new Jeni’s ice cream truck set up as the backdrop. But the audience, and Buzz Osborne's unleashing of the word “free”—that was just the beautiful hand of fate. The song they covered seemed perfectly inappropriate for the occasion: It's "Graveyard" by Butthole Surfers, and that’s Surfers bassist Jeff Pinkus rocking out alongside Buzz, Dale Crover, and Coady Willis. A new Melvins album featuring original drummer Mike Dillard—Tres Cabrones—will be out in November. Enjoy this beautiful, innocent mayhem.

Reblogged from Hate Baby
August 1st, 2013

Watch the Melvins and special guest Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers perform the Buttholes’ “Graveyard” in Brooklyn last night.

April 16th, 2013

dynamitehemorrhage:

“Typical 30-second chain of events” at a BUTTHOLE SURFERS show, circa 1985. Scanned from Forced Exposure #11.

Reblogged from Dynamite Hemorrhage
February 4th, 2013

From the Third Man Records site: The Pope of The Butthole Surfers and Silver Screen Legend, Gibby Haynes teams up with Third Man Records and releases into the wilds three blasts of psychic energy in the punk rock idiom exploiting a range of subjects from, teenagers on fire, Equine love affairs, and Recession shotgun stories. Yes folks, it’s the Gibby Haynes Blue Series 7” Single on Third Man Records and it’s being released on Valentines Day, 2013. For lovers.

The three-song single features two originals “You Don’t Have To Be Smart” and “Horse Named George,” and a cover of Adrenalin OD’s “Paul’s Not Home,” a lost classic (cough cough… ahem) that originally appeared on the 1982 New York Thrash compilation alongside the first ever recorded material by Beastie Boys and some of the earliest known recordings by Bad Brains, Kraut and others.

The limited edition component of this single will be another first for Third Man Records… a FLEX-RAY DISC. We’ll be selling a very limited number of copies of this single pressed on old medical x-rays from The Rolling Record Store in Austin, TX (The Butthole Surfers old stomping grounds…) during this year’s South By Southwest festival. So stay tuned here for more info on the RRS at SXSW, including more limited edition records, new items and merchandise, live performances from the truck and all the locations where we’ll be posted up this year.

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