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2013 Reader Favorites: #8: Les Claypool

Editor’s Note: At the end of each year, we tally up all the article and video views on No Treble to come up with a list of top 10 most popular bassists. This is entirely based on readership, not on opinions, polls or anything else. Just having some fun.

Les Claypool

Les Claypool was busy in 2013, as he always seems to be. His new project – Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang – released their debut album and toured.

The versatile bassist was also keeping things moving with Primus, including a line-up change, a tour, and the reissue of Sailing the Seas of Cheese.

It all added up to a lot of reader views and excitement this year.

Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang: Jerry Was a Racecar Driver

Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang: Jerry Was a Racecar Driver

This is “Jerry Was a Racecar Driver” like you’ve never heard it. Filmed at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in October 2012, Les Claypool and guitarist Marc “Mirv” Haggard tackle the Primus song in a bluegrass fashion, but that doesn’t stop the bassist from unleashing his signature style…

Primus Reissues “Sailing the Seas of Cheese”

Primus Reissues “Sailing the Seas of Cheese”

Nearly 22 years to the day, Primus’ second studio album, Sailing the Seas of Cheese was reissued. Bassist Les Claypool oversaw the restoration project, which has been remixed for the new release. “Musically, it holds up incredibly well. Sonically, it holds up fairly well,” Claypool said about the original album…

Les Claypool on Primus Lineup Change, Duo de Twang Album and More

Les Claypool on Primus Lineup Change, Duo de Twang Album and More

Les Claypool is one busy man. For starters, he’s announced that Primus will be switching drummers as Jay Lane takes off to perform with Bob Weir’s RatDog. The iconic trio will once again be rounded out by Tim “Herb” Alexander…

Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang Announces Debut Album

Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang Announces Debut Album

Les Claypool’s latest project, Duo de Twang, released their debut album Four Foot Shack in February. Claypool is joined by longtime friend and guitarist Bryan Kehoe…