Blind Melon: “We're releasing 10-12 singles instead of an album all at once – we'd rather remind people we exist every couple of months than every 2 years”

[L-R] Roger Stevens and Christopher Thorn of Blind Melon
(Image credit: Gary Miller/Getty Images)

First rising to prominence on the strength of two now-classic ‘90s rock albums, Blind Melon (1992) and Soup (1995), Blind Melon seemed destined for greatness…until singer Shannon Hoon tragically died shortly after the release of their sophomore effort

After odds and ends collection, Nico (1996), and an extended hiatus, the surviving members regrouped in 2006 with singer Travis Warren, releasing For My Friends in 2008, and touring the world ever since. 

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Greg Prato

Greg is a contributing writer at Guitar World. He has written for other outlets over the years, and has been lucky to interview some of his favorite all-time guitarists and bassists: Tony Iommi, Ace Frehley, Adrian Belew, Andy Summers, East Bay Ray, Billy Corgan, Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Les Claypool, and Mike Watt, among others (and even took lessons from John Petrucci back in the summer of ’91!). He is the author of such books as Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music, Shredders: The Oral History of Speed Guitar (And More) and Touched by Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story.