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Joon Wolfsberg

Auto Date Monday, February 14th, 2011

Joon Wolfsberg is a young german artist. She has an album coming out in April called “Made in USA” that features a song named “Blind Melon”. This song is dedicated to the late Shannon Hoon and was recorded in Nashville, TN. “I love so much the old Blind Melon. My favorite songs are Paper Scratcher and Change” she says.

Happy new year

Auto Date Friday, December 31st, 2010

Happy new year everyone!

I’d like to thank all the melonheads who have visited during 2010 and I wish you all the best things for 2011.

George Aldrich - RIP

Auto Date Friday, December 10th, 2010

Post updated on 12/15/2010:

George Aldrich went missing a few hours after the Blind Melon show and has not been heard from for the past week. After the concert, he went to a bar with friends, and after leaving the bar, he boarded the wrong bus (10:15 pm RTFA bus).

His sister posted a message on the Blind Melon Forum facebook page asking anyone who might have seen him to please contact the Aspen Police Department.

Unfortunately, Aspen police confirmed Tuesday that a body found under a bridge this weekend was George. He apparently died from an accidental fall from the Maroon Creek Bridge.

Our prayers and thoughts go to the Aldrich family and friends. May George rest in peace.

From Your Friends - Art, Photos and Stories Inspired By Blind Melon

Auto Date Friday, October 8th, 2010

“From Your Friends” is a Blind Melon fan book that will be published next year and whose proceeds will be donated to Musicares and to the Shannon Hoon Vigil Fund. You can contribute to this project by sending anything created by you and inspired by Blind Melon to Brad Weitz, the melonhead behind this book.
The deadline is October 31st so hurry up! For more information, click here.


Auto Date Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

For all my Melon friends: I spoke with Nel yesterday and she wanted me to share with y’all that Vernie is in the hospital, and asked that we send lots of positive energy to Vernie and keep her in our thoughts and prayers…
Lots of Melon love to all of you today!
Keeping Vernie in our prayers!!

Posted by Annie Meyer from Facebook

“…Oh a flower you are to my land,
but I cannot deny the beauty
If I had a heart I would want it to be like Vernie’s
Oh what a heart that she has…”

Auto Date Saturday, February 6th, 2010

A new melon website is online since a few weeks, this one is dedicated to the late Shannon Hoon and ran by Randall Peenk, a cool melonhead from Orlando, FL. I recently got in touch with Randall to know more about him and his plans for

“Right now it’s in it’s infant stage awaiting input from the fans as far as idea’s, artwork, etc. In the near future we will be adding a widget for people to donate to the vigil… It’s up to the Melonheads of the world to make it something we all can be proud of” he says.

“I registered right after seeing a commercial for the Behind the Music special. At the time, celebrity names were being bought up left and right for use by porn sites and the like. So, I wanted to protect it. To sort of do a favor for Shannon so to speak. I also thought Nico might want it someday says Randall.

Several people from the Blind Melon Forum encouraged him to use the domain to build him a proper site. With the help of Neil Shultz from, Randall finally go it off the ground in January.

Randall is an early Blind Melon fan: “…I’ve been into the Melon since I first saw the video to No Rain. I rushed out the next day and bought the cassette and was instantly captivated. I was about 18 at the time and had a real positive outlook on the music coming out during that time, due mostly to Blind Melon as well as the grunge movement…” he says.
Randall was lucky enough to see Blind Melon twice in the 90’s.  “… the first time was in 1993 when they opened for Lenny Kravitz. It was such an awesome show. I was at the front of the right side of the stage. Shannon grew visibly aggravated by some youngsters moshing and crowd surfing to the left, so he came and stood right in front of me and my friends. He proceeded to play change, and it was just beautiful. As the band started the next song (can’t recall what it was) I remember Shannon saying “While the band gets this song going, I’m gonna test out some of your local”, and began hitting a big bowl of weed, right in front of at least a dozen cops that sorrounded the stage. It’s good to be the king I guess! I also saw them the next year at Woodstock 94. A great show as well, though not as intimate with such a large crowd…”

Visit and enjoy !

Shannon Hoon

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Sept 8: Ventura,CA
Sept 9: Pomoma, CA


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