SPIN has an interview with Mudhoney frontman Mark Arm on the exciting topic of the long-running Seattle band's ninth album, Vanishing Point (cut at Avast! Recording Co. and out April 2 on Sub Pop). It's been nearly five years since Mudhoney's last LP, The Lucky Ones, and in the interview Arm explains part of the reason for the long gap:

I actually had a kind of block on lyrics for a long time. I don't know what it was, but part of it, I think, was that I was just devastated after my friend [and Sub Pop executive] Andy Kotowicz died. I was in a deep funk for a long time and I couldn't clear it.

Read the whole thing here and check the trailer for Mudhoney's Live in Berlin, 1988 DVD after the cut.