Mickey Melchiondo, the erstwhile “Dean Ween” of the recently disbanded Ween, has his eyes on a new career in reality television. According to nj.com, the New Jersey native is planning a fishing oriented show with Les Claypool of Primus. How did he get to this point? From nj.com:

During downtime from the band five years ago, Melchiondo earned his Coast Guard captain’s license. He purchased a 23-foot watercraft, launched Mickey’s Guide Service and documented select trips on video with a 12-episode web series, “Brownie Troop Fishing Show.”

Read more and check out some video of Melchiondo fishing on the Jersey shore at nj.com.

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The Kansas Speedway just played host to the first ever Kanrocksas Music Festival, a two-day gathering of bands and artistic enterprises. Upwards of 50,000 fans were baked alive over the course of the event. We, of course, were looking out for guitars. Here are a few with the guitarists who hold them.

Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys.

Ler: Larry LaLonde of Primus.

Mickey Melchiondo: Dean Ween playing "Transdermal Celebration."

Christian Bland of Black Angels.

Billy Howerdel of A Perfect Circle.

Check out more Kanrocksas coverage at Hardened Magazine.