Dean Ween announces Josh Homme-produced solo album
Dean Ween (a.k.a. Mickey Melchiondo) and former Ween-mate Gene Ween (a.k.a. Aaron Freeman) didn't end things on the best of terms—mainly due to the fact that, this past May, Freeman neglected to tell his partner that the band had broken up. But in a post on his official website over the weekend, Melchiondo announced that he's already looking to the future with a new solo album produced by Josh Homme.
Melchiondo has been in the studio since August working on the record and says that he and the other artists on the album (Guy Heller, Claude Coleman, Scott Metzger, Nick Oliveri, and Glenn McClelland among them) will continue to generate material until November, with the goal of recording and releasing a full album by mid-January. While Melchiondo mentioned on Facebook that the project does have a title, no name has been officially released yet.