The band was named after a supervisor at a Thriftway in Montesano, Washington, where Osborne also worked as a clerk."Melvin" was despised by other employees, and the band's members felt it to be an appropriately ridiculous name.
In 1985, C/Z Records was created to document the Washington music scene, the label released Deep Six, featuring four songs by the Melvins.
In 1986 the band released their debut, the Six Songs EP, on C/Z Records (later releases expanded and retitled this as 8 Songs, 10 Songs, and eventually 26 Songs in 2003 on Ipecac Recordings).
Recognized with Ahmet Ertegun Awards, presented to non-performers, are Brian Epstein, the Beatles’ late manager, and Andrew Loog Oldham, manager of the Rolling Stones during their ‘60s heyday.
Bruce Springsteen’s longtime backup group the E Street Band will receive the Award for Musical Excellence, presented to sidemen and instrumentalists.
It was expanded again for the 1999 re-release on Ipecac Recordings with some garage demos.
Crover played drums with Nirvana when they recorded a ten-song demo on January 23, 1988 in Seattle, which later formed part of their debut LP Bleach, and played a live show in Tacoma later that year.
induction ceremony will take place on April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and telecast on HBO in May.
Though Rock Hall nominees are eligible 25 years after the release of their first record, all the 2014 inductees other than Nirvana had long been denied recognition.
In a list heavy with make-good honors, grunge pioneer Nirvana is the sole act among 2014 inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to be recognized in their first year of eligibility.