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  • Primus Releases “Green Naugahyde”

    Primus Releases “Green Naugahyde”

    Primus has returned. For the first time in 12 years, the band has released a full studio album. Green Naugahyde is the band’s seventh studio release, and first new material since the 2003 EP, Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People. Green Naugahyde is also the first to feature drummer Jay Lane, teaming up... »

  • Primus Plots North American Fall Tour

    Primus Plots North American Fall Tour

    Primus will be hitting the road again this Fall, just in time for their new album Green Naugahyde to drop. The tour, which starts September 23rd in Boston, Massachusetts, will snake through the East Coast with two Canadian stops before heading west and ending October 22nd in Los Angeles. Bassist Les Claypool and the rest... »

  • Primus Announces U.S. Spring Tour Dates

    Primus Announces U.S. Spring Tour Dates

    Les Claypool and Primus have announced a new spring U.S. tour in support of their upcoming album, the band’s first studio release in 11 years. “The album will come out in late spring/early summer,” an update from the band explains, “so expect to hear a whole batch of new songs this tour.” The trek will... »

  • Primus Releases “Me Llamo Mud”

    Primus Releases “Me Llamo Mud”

    As they wrap up the South American leg of their reunion tour, bass wizard Les Claypool and Primus have released a new version of “My Name is Mud” with all Spanish lyrics. “Me Llamo Mud” is a new recording of the classic track from the trio’s Pork Soda album. The track is available on iTunes,... »

  • Les Claypool Celebrates Two Decades of New Years’ Performances

    Les Claypool Celebrates Two Decades of New Years’ Performances

    Les Claypool will be pulling out all the stops this year at Primus’ 2010-2011 New Years celebration. Claypool and his trio will be playing the Fox Theatre in Oakland, California on December 30th and 31st as part of the special event, which is a milestone for the innovative bassist. It will mark his 20th anniversary... »

  • Primus: Tommy The Cat on Jimmy Kimmel Live

    Primus: Tommy The Cat on Jimmy Kimmel Live

    Primus made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel live last week. Here’s Les Claypool and company performing “Tommy the Cat” on the show. »

  • Primus Releases Free EP, Starts Tour Blog

    Primus Releases Free EP, Starts Tour Blog

    Prawn Song’s latest newsletter announced a plethora of Primus updates, including the free release of a four-track EP featuring takes of the band’s songs from a June 2010 rehearsal. The EP can be downloaded from the Primus website or by completing this form: The band also added a new tour blog to their website, which... »

  • Primus Gears Up for 2nd Annual Oddity Faire Tour

    After announcing a summer tour, Primus will also be taking part in the 2nd annual Oddity Faire Tour, which is being billed as a “freak show like no other.” The tour is a multi-medium event, including musicians as well as other performers. The acts joining the trio for the trek will be rotating throughout the... »

  • Primus Announces Summer Tour and Plans for New Album

    Primus has announced they will be headlining a tour this summer for the first time in almost four years. The band, anchored by Les Claypool’s unique style, will be starting in Toronto in July and finishing up in Tempe, Arizona, with fall dates to be announced soon. The gypsy punks in Gogol Bordello will be... »

  • Les Claypool: Fungi Feature!

    JamBase has a featured article on our favorite “clown prince of prog rock,” the musically eclectic Les Claypool. Claypool recalls his early beginnings on bass, “We [Les and his father] went down to Al’s Music, he knew Al, and we bought this Fender P-Bass copy. I pulled weeds all summer to pay for the damn... »