Dean Ween reveals his guitar secrets. Secret #1: Steal from Dickey Betts.


Stoner rock pranksters Ween may have called it quits last year, and Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo may be more into fishing these days than music, but that doesn’t mean he’s hung up his axe for good. In fact, in this cool new video from Noisey, Vice’s music blog spinoff, he proves he’s still got chops for days—even though he also claims to have only played two different solos his entire career. (For you fledgling young guitarists out there: They’re lifted from the Allman Brothers’ “Blue Sky” and Funkadelic‘s “Maggot Brain.” Look ’em up!)

Over the course of a rambling conversation/jam sesh with fellow guitarist Matt Sweeney, Dean also breaks down how to play the Ween classic “”Mister, Would You Please Help My Pony?”, argues that Jimmy Page is the greatest sloppy guitarist of all time, and demonstrates the only two proper places for guys to wear their guitar: “It either goes below your dick or over your dick.” So that’s what I’ve been doing wrong all these years! I always assumed it was because I’m tone deaf and never practice.

Spoiler alert: No, they don’t discuss the possibility of a Ween reunion. But our money’s still on Coachella 2014.


Totally adorable video interview with Quintron and Miss Pussycat

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(Photo by Rebecca Smeyne for MTV Hive)

So our favorite Crescent City swamp-tech duo, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, just got done playing the Bruise Cruise, one of those party boat festival thingies where they pack a bunch of bands, DJs and well-heeled fans aboard a cruise ship and let them drink their way to the Bahamas or wherever. And while they were on board, they sat down for an interview with Noisey, Vice magazine’s video channel. It’s part of a running feature called “Bandmate,” wherein the good people of Noisey interview each band member separately in an attempt to get them to talk smack about each other. It’s kind of a stupid idea and we totally wish we’d thought of it ourselves, except that we don’t do video interviews with bands. (Yet.)

Anyway, watch the clip below to learn more about Mr. Q and Miss P, including which one’s better at limbo and who has a secret Jimmy Buffett connection they’d rather not talk about.