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 the top 10 most popular bassists. This is entirely based on readership, not on opinions, polls, or anything else. Just having some fun.
As with many of us, Les Claypool had big plans for 2020 but was forced to adjust the schedule. Readers were super excited to hear about his “A Tribute to Kings”, which thankfully is planned for 2021. Add in some videos, and a Fearless Flying Frog Brigade reissue, and Les lands on this year’s list at number eight.
Today is Geddy Lee’s birthday, and we’re celebrating with a video by Les Claypool, Danny Carey, Bill Kelliher, Claudio Sanchez, and Steve Brodsky paying tribute to Rush, with their version of “Anthem.” Get ready to rock.
It’s been a roller coaster of emotions for Primus fans this year. The band’s highly anticipated “A Tribute to Kings” tour, which will feature Les Claypool and the gang performing Rush’s “A Farewell to Kings” in full, has been rescheduled for 2021.
After being released as part of Record Store Day in November, a remastered vinyl version of Colonel Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade’s “Live Frogs” is now widely available. The package includes both sets one and two on green splatter vinyl.
Like every band this year, Primus was forced to cancel all of their plans for 2020. However, the band has just announced a virtual concert called “Alive From Pachyderm Station” that will be airing Friday, December 11th.
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