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David Scott Stone

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David Scott Stone (sometimes referred to as Sir DSS) is a musician who recorded and toured with artists like The Melvins, Unwound, FantômasMelvins Big Band, The Locust, Jello Biafra, Keiji Haino, Mike Patton, Adam Jones (Tool), Merzbow, Masonna, Big Business and others.

He has also been a member of Slug (1993-1996) and a founding member of Get Hustle (1996-2000).

With The Melvins he has recorded on the records Stag, Honky, Hostile Ambient Takeover, and Pigs of the Roman Empire using guitars, bowed cymbals, oscillators, analog synths, and instruments that he has built such as the Electric Thundersheet, and the Electric long thin Wire that “… use piezo elements in a regeneration circuit”. He adds texture and noise to their already powerful sound. He is also on Millennium Monsterwork 2000 with Fantômas.

Live with the Melvins he has toured as second guitarist/noise maker from 2000-2001 (2x4 tours) and played bass guitar with them again from 2004-2006 doing shows with Jello Biafra, FantômasMelvins Big Band. He also played live scores to the films of Cameron Jamie playing France’s Centre Pompidou, UCLA’s Royce Hall as well as the 2006 Whitney Biennial.

Melvins drummer Dale Crover has gone on to say about Stone “…he’s the Eno of our band”.

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